Monday, August 1, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading? {#IMWAYR}

I'm currently reading
 Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom by Angela Stockman. I just finished her two previous books Make Writing and Hacking the Writing Workshop Redesign with Making in Mind. This current read is helping me think about being culturally responsive and how we can engage while decentering ourselves. I'm about half way through it.

You might be wondering if reading books by the same author was intentional. Yes! I'm currently spending my mornings this week working with and learning from Angela at her Make Writing Studio. 

These reading choices were made with two very intentional reasons. I wanted to learn more about multimodal composition in writing workshop and I wanted to be prepared for my work this week. 

When I think about reading nonfiction, I usually think about it as wanting to learn something new. I don't know if I've ever thought about my nonfiction reading as being prepared. I wanted to understand Angela's journey with writing workshop and how she got to this current work she's engaging with. 

I think this could easily transfer to the readers in my classroom. They read books about pets they would like to get; helping them to prepare for this new adventure. 

Each of these books are additional materials in insight digitally. 

Thank you Jen at Teach Mentor Texts for co-hosting this event 
with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers.


  1. It's wonderful you're getting to read books for professional development from someone you're already learning from in real life! It sounds like there are some wonderful ideas packed within these books. Thanks so much for the wonderful post, Mandy!

  2. These sound like ideal books for helping you become an expert writing teacher.

  3. These resources sound very interesting. Thank you for sharing them.