RAWing on the Level

A few years ago I became involved with a writing project to create content for the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI). This is a “small-group, supplementary literacy intervention designed to […]

RAWing with school visits

School is out this week, so thought I’d throw up some photos from 2015 school visits, the majority of them made to alternative schools. Contact me patrick@connectingya.com directly for school […]

RAWing with Families Affected by Incarceration

According to the website for the Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration about 2.7 million children won’t be celebrating the holidays with a parent because that parent is behind bars. On any given day, […]

RAWing with VOYA

So, I’m on the cover of the December 2015 issue of VOYA aka The Voice of Youth Advocates (next to the word Clueless which the editor assures me was not an editorial […]

RAWing with Meg Medina

(Meg, along with a host of other great writers for youth, are in Minneapolis for the NCTE conference. Some, such as Meg, are staying over for the 2015 ALAN workshop) […]

RAWing with Dream Jordan

(After putting together my Two Hearts post and list, I decided to reach out and interview authors of these high quality / high access titles starting.  That series – which […]

RAWing with Terry Trueman

RAWing with Terry Trueman answering the five questions of doom Tell me how you got started writing, in particular writing for teens. What is it that draws you to tell […]