Hey You! Writing teacher! Yes, You. The one scrambling to come up with something related to writing that doesn’t make your students’ eyes glaze over tomorrow. The one who worries about his or her students’ growth toward college readiness. The one who knows there are beautiful stories trapped inside students’ minds waiting to be unleashed by the right teacher. I know you’re tired of hearing your students groan when you say it’s a writing day. I know it feels like you got stabbed in the heart when they said they hate writing. I know you are uncertain of the best things to focus on. We all worry about these things. Remember, it takes time to develop your toolkit of best practices. We writing teachers of HTH induction struggled with these problems too, so we decided to focus on sharing best writing practices with you. Feel free to take what you like, tweak what doesn’t work, and share these with other folks looking for ideas!