Texas Writing Reboot Camp 2018

Revision Workshop  Padlet

Words to Inspire Writing

The Implementers Oath

Peter Greene’a Not Quitting Letter

Day one slides

MoreText Structures for Kernel Essays

Video Text Structure: Cody is a Strange Dog 

Cody Text structure

Proof Sandwich 2

Proof Sandwich 3


Gretchen Bernabei’s  STAAR Remediation Packets


51 Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature

Tom Newkirk Tribute Video and Song


Unpublished Appendix to But How Do You Teach Writing

Greatest hits:Information writing 

Kernel Essay Planner

Text Structures ppt

I Would Like to Be A..

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Wacky We-Search for the Common Core and other State Standards

What better way to engage students in multi-genre writing then Wacky We-search, collaborative non-fiction research assignments that create deep thinking and belly laughs.  Perfect for students who don’t care about grades or tests but love getting laughs.  Download the Common Core Alignment in case

Sample Chapter of 51 Wacky We-Search Reports

Wacky CCSS Alignment

 Video :   Flapper Fondue : A Wacky We-Search Report

Revision Handouts    

 Buy Reviser’s Toolbox

Leads to Charlotte’s Web

Revision Tool Apron

Story Circle Handout

Hooked on Meaning Handout Lessons

The Best Non-fiction Writing of 2010

Kelly Gallagher Article of the Week Links


Six Word Memoirs

Del Corozon: Voices from the Valley Sample Bilingual Poems

Poetry and Songs from FFFG

Word Groups from Poetry Inside Out, Sanford Lyne

Splitting an Order by Ted Kooser


Gretchen Bernabei’s Essay Structure ideas

Text Structures ppt

I Would Like to Be A…


Holocaust Museum Workshop resources

Short Profiles of Survivors

Propaganda Posters and Themes

Story about Chocolate

Lessons on other Genocides

Gender Equity and Rape Culture Unit for High School




Inspiring Videos

What teachers really do.



Why choice is important.

Four Qualities of the Best Teachers.  Remember this.

Mr. Rogers persuades a senator to give PBS 10 million dollars.  He does it with charm, truth and powerful gentleness.

Great example of a research paper with heart that reaches an audience.

Brilliant Wacky We-search report that uses humor to persuade.

Creating a Classroom Library

Sean Taylor:  Visit his amazing website  www.readingsage.com


Winter Speaks




The Big Bad Bully Bus



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