I understand how hard it is to engage students in reading and writing while dealing with state testing and common core practices, believe me! I was in the classroom for nine years before becoming a full-time writer.
I've put together a few things I hope will help you.
Interested in having me come talk to your students? Check out my school visit flyer and then contact me. If you work for a Title 1 school and the prices are out of your budget, contact me anyway. We can negotiate fees if your school agrees to buy some copies of my book.
Feel free to look at my book recommendations to help build your classroom library. Most of those books I couldn't keep on my classroom library shelf (I update this list regularly). I'm proud to say that I'm the teacher all my students came to for the "good" books!
Want a fun writing activity? Check out my NaNoWriMo kit!
If you have any questions or want to talk about how to get kids engaged with reading and writing again, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org ! I love talking to teachers!