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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 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,...
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 & 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...