I've written 15 books for kids and teachers, I was in the classroom until 1994, and for the past 18 years I've traveled across the country teaching teachers how to teach writing. Currently, I am teaching 7th grade ELA at a local charter school for the performing arts.
My materials are designed to create a learning explosion in your classroom through creative hands-on experiences that tap into multiple learning styles.
Teachers Choice Award, Parents Choice Award, Ben Franklin Award
EdD in Writing Curriculum and Education, MFA in Writing for Children
I was born in the jungles of the country of Panama. As a kid, I was a tomboy. My dad was a naturalist and taught us all about nature in the jungle. I hated school. Why? Because my teachers failed to use any creativity in their classrooms until I was in the 6th grade and met Mr. Arthur, a dynamite teacher who loved kids.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Autumn, Informational Text, Handwriting, Vocational Education