Resources for Teachers

Check out the Teaching Guide for Every Shiny Thing and the Teaching Guide for Up for Air

And here is a book club guide for Every Shiny Thing and a book club guide for Up for Air as well, courtesy of Middle Grade at Heart.

Before becoming an author, I taught middle school English for many years and enjoyed blogging about my teaching practices. Here are some popular past blog posts with ideas for fellow teachers. These posts range from the specific and nitty-gritty (step-by-step resources about teaching analytical essay writing) to general and philosophical. Hope you find something helpful here!

Series on teaching students to write essays:

Posts with specific prompts or suggestions for specific assignments, units, and books:

Posts about pedagogy:

Posts about author visits and Skypes: