Happy Birthday, Moving Writers + Some BIG News!

This blog has offered so much fruit for my own classroom Writing Workshop struggles. I even took the use of mentor texts to a new level with a project I am working on with one of my own students laddering YA novels to mentor texts that bridge to classics. Great news and can’t wait for the book!

Moving Writers

One year ago today, we started a blog. Inspired at NCTE13, we felt compelled to join the global English teacher conversation. So, we picked a name, paid a graphic designer $5 for a logo, and hung a sign in our little corner of the Internet.

We started writing. And we have loved it. We love the conversations this blog has sparked with you. We love the way the blog has pushed our own writing. We love the way that, on occasion, the self-imposed pressure to post something new has driven us to experiment in our classrooms to exciting results. Moving Writers has made us better at everything we do.

Moving Writers has moved us.

And all this thinking and writing has propelled us into some very exciting new work. We are writing a book! Actually, we are very nearly finished writing a book for Heinemann that will be published…

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