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Student Mentor Texts

Ernest Hemingway once famously said, "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Young students learning to...
Using Student-Written Mentor Texts to Teach and Inspire (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Janiel Wagstaff Watch Why (and how) might you use students' own writing as mentor texts for meaningful, explicit writing instruction? This fast-paced...
SDE Webinar: Poetry Magic for Higher-Level Thinking (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Janiel Wagstaff Watch Young children LOVE poetry! Take advantage of that by using read-alouds, shared/choral, and independent reading of poetry to build...
SDE Webinar: Engaging Our Youngest Learners in Opinion & Informational Writing (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Janiel Wagstaff Watch When students know their opinions matter and they see informational writing brought to life, they themselves flourish as writers!...

Books and Resources

Stella & Class: Information Experts

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. 3 of 4 in the Stella Writes Series (K-2) Do you know what its like to be inquisitive? To have your mind racing with...
Stella: Poet Extraordinaire

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. 4 of 4 in the Stella Writes Series (K-2) Janiel Wagstaff has done it again! In Stella: Poet Extraordinaire, she has managed to use all...
Stella Writes an Opinion

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. 1 of 4 in the Stella Writes Series (K-2) Meet Stella. She has lots of opinions. Like, the best food is ice cream and...
Stella Tells Her Story

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. 2 of 4 in the Stella Writes Series (K-2) Stella has a story to tell. (Ms. Merkley says everyone does.) Today, Ms. Merkley announced,...