I just got off of the phone with Ruth, with whom I shared the great news. Our conversation session proposal, “INSPIRING CHILDREN TO WRITE: TEACHING WRITING WORKSHOP WITH OUR NOTEBOOKS WIDE OPEN” was accepted for the 2008 NCTE Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. My speech title is “Teaching With My Notebook Wide-Open,” while Ruth’s speech title is “Inspiring Writers.” The level of interest is marked as “general,” since our talk will span the grade levels.
So, if you’re at NCTE this November, then we hope you’ll join us. We’re session F.13 on Saturday Morning.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).