I am a lover of literacy with a passion for children’s books, especially picture books. I have four books published in the educational market co-authored with my friend and colleague, Lynne Dorfman: Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6; Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-8; Poetry Mentor Texts: Making Reading and Writing Connections, K-8; and Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6 (Second Edition).
For many years I worked with teachers on using children’s literature as mentor texts in the classroom (and I still do some of that). Recently, I turned my attention to writing my own children’s books and am having a lot of fun with it.
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