August 7th and August 8th, 2012 :В  Teaching Out of The Box Summer Institute: Presenter and Keynote Speaker.В  For more information go to


Tuesday, November 6th: 2012В  Literacy For All Conference:В  Teaching and Planning Towards Self-Directed Learners.В  For more information go to

Selected Works


Quality Writing Instruction
This brand new DVD will assist teachers with high quality writing instruction.


Don’t Forget to Share: The Crucial Last Step in the Writing Workshop
This brand new book will show you how to make your share sessions more instructional.


Reading/Writing Connections in the K-2 Classroom: Find the Clarity and Then Blur the Lines
This book demonstrates how through careful, explicit assessing, planning, and teaching every student can understand and use the reading/writing connection to become stronger readers and writers at the same time.

Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum: Launching the Writing Workshop
This book shows teachers how to launch a joyful and rigorous Writing Workshop in their classrooms.


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