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The Patterns of Power process creates an environment in which writers study and appreciate the beauty and meaning of grammar and conventions rather than fear and avoid mistakes. Focusing on language’s power to inspire and affect us will generate writers who naturally come to know and use the patterns of the English language.

Jul 16, 2021

Whitney LaRocca guides Jeff and Travis through a lesson from the upcoming book Patterns of Wonder for Pre-K through 1st grade.

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Jul 1, 2021

Jeff and Travis are again joined by Patterns of Wonder author Whitney LaRocca to discuss the developmental phases of emergent writers. Whitney takes the guys through the four phases that are highlighted in Patterns of Wonder: scribble writing, symbol and letter writing, transitional writing, and conventional writing.


Jun 17, 2021

Join Jeff and Travis and guest Whitney LaRocca to discuss Whitney and Jeff’s upcoming book Patterns of Wonder for Pre-K - 1st grade. In this episode we discuss how Patterns of Wonder and Patterns of Power are alike and different. 

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Jun 4, 2021

In today's episode, Travis and Jeff are joined by Jodi Ramos, a lauded writing teacher in San Antonio, TX. We discuss Jodi's recent work with the New York Times Teaching Project, including the piece she co-wrote for the Times with fellow project partner Blake Bockholt titled Sentences That Matter, Mentor and Motivate.


May 21, 2021

Jeff Anderson and Travis Leech Take Questions about Grammar Instruction from the Patterns of Power Community.

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