My work in schools and through the WNY Young Writers’ Studio inspires me to design a variety of different tools for English language arts teachers as well as young readers and writers.  I’ve also become acquainted with some incredibly generous educators in my travels on and offline. Take a peek at this growing collection of resources, and return often to see what’s new. I’ve only just begun adding things of interest.

Are you looking for something specific? Contact me. I may be able to help you.


Supporting Readers and Writers:

Mentor Texts and Passages for Pairing

Kate and Maggie Roberts’ DIY Literacy Series

Falling in Love with Close Reading

Burkins and Yaris: Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy

Steve Peha’s Teaching That Makes Sense

Authentic Publishing Opportunities for Young Writers

Coaching Students to Ask for and Provide High Quality Feedback

Poster Packs for Writer’s Craft: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary Level

Make Writing: Supplemental Resources and Classroom Tools

Writing Workshop: A Launchpad for Teachers Who Are Ready to Begin

Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s Poem Farm and Sharing Our Notebooks

The Two Writing Teachers Blog

Moving Writers

Writing Fix

My anchor charts

Supporting Maker Education:

Works by Seymour Papert

Jackie Gerstein’s site, User Generated Education

Dan Ryder at Wicked Decent Learning

Make Writing

Supporting Pedagogical Documentation:

Guidance Documents and Resources 

My Diigo Bookmarks

Diane Kashin’s site, Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano’s site, Langwitches