Archive for March 9th, 2011

It was such a treat to speak at CCIRA in Denver. What a great conference! I had the opportunity to hear one of my favorite authors, Katie Wood Ray, talk about teaching writing. She began with a quote from a young child that just made me smile… “Are we gonna learn about that guy who books?” Out of the mouths of babes! The children she’d been working with were studying authors and learning about the craft of writing from books written by these authors. I celebrate using mentor texts and doing author studies with kids for the purpose of helping them become better writers!

Here are a few books Katie shared that I’ve added to my library of books to use with kids to teach writing:


And, of course, I’m ordering Katie’s newest book, In Pictures and Words. 

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