Category Archives: For the classroom

Items for and about schools, teachers, and classroom activities.

Our Two-Faced Friend: Intention

Our Two-Faced Friend: Intention

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Here’s an article I wrote for the Writing Barn blog (out of Austin, TX) about the two faces of intention–how important it is in writing, and in the end how it doesn’t really matter at all.

Enjoy!

Shutta

Mini-Lesson: Cornering Your Characters

Mini-Lesson: Cornering Your Characters

 

Join me at Kate Messner’s site:  Teachers Write for a lesson on getting your characters to the point that they must make the final fateful decision that will move your story forward to its climax.

Enjoy!

Shutta

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Welcome to My Newest “Baby!”

Welcome to My Newest “Baby!”

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She’s a healthy  8  1/4  X  10  1/4 inches and weighs in at 11 ounces. 

DOZENS OF COUSINS came out today. It is illustrated by the wildly talented David Catrow and published by Clarion Books. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.)


And here’s the newly written teacher’s guide: CCSS Annotated Guide for Dozens of Cousins (2).pdf  It was designed and written by Debbie Gonzales, Montessori teacher and curriculum specialist extraordinaire!

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In it you’ll find all sorts of hands-on activities as well as fun discussion questions.


And—just in case you missed the earlier posting of it—here’s the book trailer. Enjoy!!

Preview DOZENS OF COUSINS here!

 

 

 

Shutta