Friday, December 11, 2020

Chalk + Ink: A Podcast

Kate Naritaa children’s book author and fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts, has recently started a terrific podcast called Chalk + Ink. It’s intended for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who Teach.

Not long ago, I sat down with Kate for a fascinating conversation that included: 

--tips and tools for teaching informational writing
--the lie I told just about everyone for years 
--the brand-new anthology Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep, which I edited
--the heart-wrenching inspiration behind my book Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs

I also recommended two books I think should be in every elementary classroom and discussed the cornucopia of education resources on my website.

I hope you’ll give it a listen.


  1. Chalk and Ink sounds like a fabulous podcast. I peeked at the episodes, and there are some great topics! I'll be listening to this episode and others!

  2. Thanks for the new podcast rec! I just started reading your book. It's fabulous! We're going to be discussing it in 12x12, I believe.