Introduction; Foreword, by Katie Wood Ray; 1. Building a Community of Writers. 2. Pattern Books; 3. Nonfiction Question-and-Answer Books; 4. Personal Narrative; 5. Fiction; Conclusion; Appendix A: Suggested Mentor Texts; Appendix B: Types of Paper.
Stephanie Parsons is a literacy consultant, a former staff developer with Lucy Calkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and a former teacher. She loves working alongside teachers and children to discover new ways of teaching. She hopes you will feel the power of transformative teaching along with your students. After attending Yale University and Teachers College at Columbia University, she became a first grade teacher at P.S. 321 in Brooklyn. She is now a reading and writing staff developer working with elementary schools in New York City and across the country.
"What readers will love about this book is that it offers big-picture understandings of teaching, then it zooms in and offers the details of that teaching. - Katie Wood Ray, author of About the Authors"