Relevant Writing

Empower K-8 writers with voice and influence.

Translate the Common Core State Standards into dynamic, relevant writing instruction.


Our work with Tonya has given teachers the tools, the outlook and the attitude to build a quality writing program.  She has set us on the right track to preparing our students to be thoughtful, comprehensive writers.  Our teachers now have a clearer understanding of what a powerful, rigorous writing program looks like and how to get us there.

Deb Hall, Principal, Healdsburg Jr. High

 Help diverse learners:

  • express complex ideas on page and screen
  • vary craft according to purpose
  • revise writing to impact readers
  • use technology to create and collaborate

Through multi-day institutes, and customized workshops, Tonya helps teachers empower students to:


Argue effectively with text evidence.


Research and write across the curriculum.


Craft stories that influence readers.


Leverage technology to draft, revise & publish.

Workshops are fully customizable to emphasize specific grade level(s), content area(s), and align with your local curricula and professional learning priorities.