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There’s only so much time.

Maybe you’re a kindergarten teacher. Or perhaps you lead a writing workshop in  your middle school, or maybe you teach high school English.

No matter.

I know your time is limited, and if you’re going to make time for notebook keeping, what happens inside of those notebooks must be very meaningful.

I’m Angela Stockman, and I have some great ideas for you. 

Sure, I’ll share my best thinking about designing covers and finding great prompts. I’ll help you set up an organizational structure that invites creativity while controlling the kind of chaos that leads to overwhelm.

Most importantly, I’ll help you learn how to make the notebook the center and the sustained source of your students’ learning, willingness to experiment with text, reflect, and produce compelling work.

If you’ve built notebooks with me before, you’ll find all new content here. And if this is the first time you’ve considered bringing notebooks into your classroom, I’ll help you connect with others who will inspire, guide, and support you.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll find every module at the very bottom of this page.

In the space of an hour, you can expect to learn:

  • The fundamental reason why notebooks go home empty.
  • The secret to sustaining their use.
  • Creative approaches for using the notebook throughout the writing process.
  • Strategies for assessing and providing motivating feedback to notebook keepers.
  • Where all of the coolest notebook keepers hang out online.

Go ahead and sign up below. Then, meet me over here to begin learning. You will always be able to access this content from the home page, too.

Here’s What You’ll Get:

Lessons for Launching the Writing Notebook

Delineated by grade level bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Assessment Tools

Rubrics, Feedback Frames, and Reflective Tools


A video tour of some of my favorite notebooks, featuring inspiring entries, covers, and uncommon features.

Powerful Provocations

Sets designed to engage primary, intermediate, middle, and high school writers.

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  • Unlimited access to the course
  • Unlimited access to a growing folder of supplemental resources
Site License


  • Unlimited building-wide access to the course
  • Unlimited building-wide access to a growing folder of supplemental resources

Do you have questions? I have answers. If you don’t find them here, please contact me. 

When does this course begin, and how will I be supported?

This is a self-paced online course, and all necessary content is embedded within each course and lesson module. There are no grades, no deadlines, no scheduled meetings, and no need to work at an instructor’s pace.

May I earn PD credit for this course?

With administrator approval. Please contact me if you require a letter. This course takes one clock hour to complete.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes! Please contact me to arrange this.

What's the difference between an individual registration and a site license?

Individuals register to access the course themselves. A site license provides building leaders the opportunity to make the course available to an entire staff.

Will you share my personal information?


What if I'm dissatisfied with the course?

You have thirty days from the point of registration to receive a full refund.