Instructional Materials

I have created many of the materials used in my classroom myself. Below are a few examples.


Canvas Course

Click here to see screenshots and a video tour of how I designed and maintained my course in Canvas — the district’s learning management system (LMS) — for my students.


Five-Paragraph Essay Planning Page – Bridge

See accompanying instructional video.


Writing Conference Example

Modeled writing conference with school media specialist using a descriptive paragraph I wrote alongside my students.


Reel in a Reader: Leads that Lure in an Audience


How to Begin an Essay


Revision Worksheet

See accompanying videos — “Word Choice: Revision strategies to help writers improve content” on my Instructional Videos page and “Sentence Variety: Revision strategies to help writers improve content” on my YouTube channel.


Revision: Some Things to Revise For


Edit: Some Things to Proofread For


Example of Revision and Editing

Created an example of revision and editing using a paragraph I wrote under a pseudonym.


Peer Conferences: Two Stars and a Wish (Poetry and Prose)


Sticky Note Peer Conference: Paragraph


Round Table Reviews: Mini-Conferences for Peer Writing Groups


Discover the Power of Poetry


Painting with Parts of Speech: Appositive Phrases