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Webinar: Writing from the Sentence Up

In this webinar, Fifth Grade teacher, Mr. Joe Breslin, shares his approach to teaching students how to write by walking through his unique curriculum and textbook, “Writing from the Sentence Up.”

  • Click here to download the slides from this presentation.
  • Click here to download an early 2015 draft of Joe Breslin’s textbook.
    • Please note, this document is the property of Joe Breslin, who generously shared this version for educational use only. Do not copy nor publish this document anywhere without prior authorization from its author.

About the Author

Joe Breslin

Fifth Grade Homeroom

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.

-Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Joe Breslin teaches writing, and other homeroom subjects at the Heights School. In 2022, he published Other Minds: 13 Tales of Wonder and Sorrow. His next collection of speculative fiction, Hearts Uncanny, will be released late summer of 2024. Samples of his fiction and his essays can be found at

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