Month: October 2009

The joy of writing

Yesterday morning I stumbled upon this poem by Wislawa Szymborska, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. I've been thinking a lot lately about descriptive writing and its ability to create impressions, stir emotions, and intimately transport the reader...

Introducing WriteShop Primary Book C

At long last, we're excited to announce the release of the final book of our WriteShop Primary series. Yes---WriteShop Primary Book C has arrived! About WriteShop Primary WriteShop Primary introduces young children to the steps of the writing process using engaging...

Interview with author Nancy I. Sanders

Interview with author Nancy I. Sanders

Even though you may never have met Nancy I. Sanders face to face, many of you already know and love her as the author of our WriteShop Primary series. Eager to introduce you to this warm, wise, and wonderful woman, I first interviewed Nancy when we were preparing to...

From the mouths of babes…

Marcia in California wrote: "My seventh grader started a two-day-a-week school this year. He has a fabulous English teacher. I asked him if the things we did last year [in WriteShop I] have helped. He said, 'Oh yeah, mom, they're teaching me all the same stuff. She...