Suzanne’s Writing Lessons

The writing information and lessons you find here are dedicated to my wonderful colleagues at Ridgewood Elementary in Kent School District, with whom I had the pleasure of working for 13 lucky years.

The material provided here is intended to be copied and reproduced for non-commercial, educational use only. I have made every effort to credit sources that are not my own, and to obtain permissions. If I have inadvertently included proprietary material (teachers DO pass things around!), I will credit or remove the material upon request.
Happy writing!

– Suzanne Williams


Activities & Questions to Use with My Books
Assessment Autobiography Bibliography
Characterization Conferencing Conventions
Cutting words Description Dialogue
Diary writing Editing Effective writing
Endings Essays Fables
Fairytale take-offs Forms of writing Freewriting
Historical Fiction Ideas–getting them Leads
Letter writing Literature connections Mini-lesson tips
Monologs Mood Mystery
Newspaper Parent Persuasive essay
Picture book Plagiarism Plot
Prompts Publication Quotes about writing
Realistic fiction Report writing Student writing samples
Self-evaluation Sharing writing Show, don’t tell
Six-traits Surveys Tall tale
Tension Theme Titles