Welcome to our multi-authored blog. We are a group of teachers (in grades preK-high school) reading, writing, and learning in the mountains of northwest North Carolina. Over the past two years we’ve pursued graduate degrees through the the Reading Education Program at Appalachian State University. During this final semester of course work, we will be blogging to document our instructional goals, practices, and scholarly inquiries related to classroom writing instruction. Our goal is not only to engage in reflective practices to further our own growth as literacy educators in Alleghany County but to recognize the power in collaboratively producing knowledge for a public audience.