Linking Literacy: NSTA and Science Writers

This year's national NSTA conference will feature an exciting array of nonfiction science writers, helping you link literacy with your science teaching. And for the next 3 months, the participating writers will be blogging every Tuesday and Thursday over at Darcy Pattison's Mims House blog. So far, we've had Jessica Fries-Gaither, Heather Montgomery, Anna Crowley … Continue reading Linking Literacy: NSTA and Science Writers

Writers in the Southeast: Spring To Success with Springmingle’19

If you live in Georgia, Alabama, or the Florida panhandle, you are super lucky to be in the Southern Breeze region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. This year’s regional conference will be March 15 and 16 in Atlanta (although writers from anywhere are welcome!). If you’ve thought about writing for children, … Continue reading Writers in the Southeast: Spring To Success with Springmingle’19

Integrating Reading, Writing, and Science—Videos!

Over the last few months, I’ve been involved with a project that I am very excited to finally share—I have been making a video series on topics related to integrating reading, writing, and science for the Georgia Department of Education. I’ve made two sets (with some overlap): one geared toward elementary teachers and administrators, and … Continue reading Integrating Reading, Writing, and Science—Videos!

Big News from WIK

I got first place in the Southern Breeze manuscript contest! I can't believe it! Before awarding the prizes, they announced that, due to there being so few non-fiction entries, they had rolled that category in with fictional picture books and easy readers. I groaned and figured I wouldn't have a chance--but I won the whole … Continue reading Big News from WIK