Holly Nowalk

I’m so fortunate to work with Holly - she’s the most fabulous model of a life-long learner, and luckily for us, she loves to share what she’s learning! :)

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

The work of the TCRWP is some of the most powerful work the field of education has ever seen.  My district works closely with the projec.  I’ve studied with project leaders at the Reading, Writing, and Coaching institutes in NYC for several years and have been following their work since before I had my own classroom.

The Book Whisperer

Donalyn Miller is one of the best things to happen to adolescent reading in a long time.  Read her book.  Follow her blog.  Get to know her.

Scholastic Book Wizard

This is a fantastic resource for leveling books, and you have to check out the Book-Alike feature for students whose interests don’t seem to fit with their reading level.

Two Chics and a Workshop

So much of what I know has come from workshops with these ladies - check them out!

Beth Newingham’s Third Grade

This teacher is an absolute inspiration. I don’t know her personally, but I love her for sharing so much of her hard work on her website!

Jessica Meacham’s First Grade

I only recently found out about Jessica’s site, and I like to call her “The Beth Newingham of First Grade”.  :)

NCTE Gallery of Writing

The National Council of Teachers of English received a grant to make this site possible.  Anyone can submit writing of any genre, and for educators, it is searchable, by age of the writer, genre, and more.  Great place to search for possible student mentor texts!

Read, Write, Think

Lots of fun literacy-based activities and lesson plans.