I am so lucky to be able to be able to sit down today with one of my favorite writing mentors and critique group buddies, Carol Gordon Ekster.
2022 brought a marvelous array of posts to inspire, inform, teach, and delight Writers’ Rumpus readers, but don’t fret if you missed one here or there. Each December, it’s my honor to highlight one post from each of our talented contributors with an image, a link, and a brief summary. So kick back with your favorite beverage and cuddly blanket while you peruse the 2022 Writers’ Rumpus Review.
School book fairs…do you remember yours from when you were a kid? I bet you do. Mine were held in my school’s gymnasium and accompanied
Over the past few years, in my role as an Elementary Literacy Coach, I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Tinamarie Sheckells, the most amazing Elementary Librarian a School District could ever hope for. She is kind, brilliant, humble, and possesses a wealth of information (which you will see for yourself!)
With the popularity of homeschooling continuing to rise you may wonder, as a children’s author, how to reach this ever-expanding market.
In an October 2021 post (link below), I wrote about readability and how elementary teachers level books to match their students’ independent reading levels. Although
Part Two of a Two-Part Series Part One from October: The Design of an Elementary Classroom Library and What It Means for Your Book No
Arguably, the most important element of any elementary classroom is its library. Which basket will your books fit into it?
Inspiring read and fantastic classroom resource!
Just like we learn from picture books as mentor texts, we can also learn from author visits as mentor visits.
By Sarah Lynne Reul When I first got into this industry, I didn’t even realize that author/illustrator school visits were a thing! I had so
Teaching was my first passion. Even before I went to school, I played teacher with all who would study under me. And then I became