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Opinions, please!

In the mood for some school-based, middle-grade fantasy? Do you like relatable characters who get themselves in heaps of trouble? Action and adventure? Suspense and surprises?

My third novel, How I Broke My School, is now available and I’d love to know what you think of it.

After all, I’m writing for you.

For Amazon’s book description and Amazon customer reviews, select this link.

If you’re interested, contact me at dianeowens@allwritewithme.com to receive the free ebook for reviewers. I’m looking for and would welcome reviews and opinions from teachers, parents, and kids of all ages. If you’re under 13, please ask your parents to contact me.



Here at All Write with Me, kids get tips from a children’s author, share their writing online and gain confidence in a fun, supportive environment.

Teachers & Parents –

This site is an effective instructional tool for writing in the classroom and at home. Learn more here.

Kids –

Get started by clicking here.

To see what we’ve been doing lately, scroll through the posts below.

Introducing Writing Rubrics for 6th Grade, Too

6th grade rocksNot just for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades anymore! The site now includes kid-friendly writing rubrics and checklists for 6th grade. Based on the Common Core Standards. Free. Easy to use. Complete. Get yours here.

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

teacher appleIf you can read this, go thank the teacher who taught you how. Go on. I’ll wait.


Teachers: Fulfilling the Common Core Just Got Easier

lizard looking left

Leap into the Common Core 
with No Ordinary Lizard

These free writing guides fulfill all 10 writing standards in the Common Core by combining examples and activities generated from the middle-grade novel No Ordinary Lizard with the instruction and opportunities available here at All Write with Me.

Inside the Guides

  • Thought-provoking questions to facilitate opinion writing
  • Research topics to generate informative writing
  • Examples from the book No Ordinary Lizard to foster narrative writing
  • A list of standards addressed by each activity
  • Links to relevant instructional pages on allwritewithme.com

From the Book

  • Research topics in science, biology, mythology, history, oceanography, space and more
  • Character relationships, character growth, core themes
  • A variety of narrative techniques to emulate

Download your free writing guide
and start fulfilling the Common Core writing standards today!

3rd Grade Lizard Writing Guide

4th Grade Lizard Writing Guide

5th Grade Lizard Writing Guide

If you use Adobe Reader XI to view and save a copy of the writing guide, you can customize your guide by adding your own notes and highlighting your selections. These notes and selections can be removed/updated every year to adjust to the changing needs of your classroom.

Free downloads of Adobe Reader XI are available here.

These guides were developed by the author, Diane Owens, in collaboration with certified teachers Nancy Barth and Alyce McConaghy.


Teachers: Fulfill all 10 Common Core Writing Standards

Free and easy to use, these Writing Guides fulfill every writing standard within the Common Core State Standards.

Grade-specific guides developed for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.

Coming soon!

Encourage a Young Writer Day

Encourage a Young Writer DayIf you’re looking for something to do on Encourage a Young Writer Day on Tuesday, April 10th, you’ve come to the right place!

Teachers and parents, make sure to check out the Educators Page at facebook.com/allwritewithme too. (It’s got a brand-new look.)

Just released – Common Core Discussion Guides – get yours now

Teachers, have you been wading through the Common Core reading standards? Tired  yet? Then stop. I’ve already done it for you.

Here’s the result – grade-specific reading/discussion guides for my middle-grade light fantasy, Swept Up. These free guides are tailored to the Common Core and were developed in collaboration with certified classroom teachers. Every comp question, discussion starter, and independent/small group activity includes a list of the specific standards addressed, so you’ll know at a glance which standards you’ve fulfilled. Includes plenty of vocab, too. Click here to learn more and download your free grade-specific guide.

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