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April 17, 2017

I’m thrilled to announce I now have a Common Core Curriculum Guide for TOUCHING THE SURFACE…


Exploring the Authenticity, Originality, Tenacity, and the Community of Being a Writer

(Prepared by Debbie Gonzales — www.debbiegonzales.com)

Table of Contents:

Practice vs. Talent – Sentence Crafting

Excerpt: Touching the Surface

Authenticity – A Study in Voice

Originality – Writing Outside the Box

Community – e Peer Writers Workshop

The Peer Writers Workshop: Participant Information

Meet the Author: Kimberly Sabatini

Common Core State Standards Alignment:
English Language Arts Standards » Writing

English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening

Touching the Surface: Synopsis


And you can find the link to the full TOUCHING THE SURFACE Curriculum Guide HERE.







isbn: 978-1-4424-4002-9

Note: The projects and lessons included in the document have been created to compliment the content of my school visit presentation and are intended to enhance the students’ program participation and reading experience.

And while the guide can be used by teachers and librarians to enhance their programming, if you are interested in maximizing the TOUCHING THE SURFACE curriculum guide, I offer both in-person and virtual visits to schools, libraries, book clubs and conferences. If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement, please fill out my contact form to learn more about rates and availability.

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