M. Colleen Cruz

Writer, Educator, Consultant

Day Two - Teacher Appreciation Stories

May 5, 2015

Tags: Ted Kopacki, high school, English, grateful

A few years ago I got word that it was time for my 20th high school class reunion. I was on the fence about attending. I wanted to see my old friends and revisit my old high school, of course. But it was hard to justify going. I lived 3,000 miles away. I had a (more…)

Selected Works

A book that addresses some of the most common and challenging struggles a teacher of writing might face - and offers solutions
Professional Literature
A practical resource for 3rd grade teachers looking to teach writing workshop
A practical resource for 4th grade teachers looking to teach writing workshop.
A practical book and quick read from Heinemann's Help Desk Imprint
Co-written with Lucy Calkins, this book is a part of the Units of Study First Hand Series from Heinemann.
Designed for teachers, this book discusses the ins and outs of teaching students to cultivate independent writing lives.
Young Adult Novel
A finalist for the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, this book follows the story of Cesi as she embarks on a journey to Mexico in order to learn more about her family, and herself.