Linda Rief teaches middle school in Durham, New Hampshire and is an instructor in the University of New Hampshire's Summer Literacy Institute. A national and international presenter on issues of adolescent literacy, she is also a recipient of NCTE's Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in the English Language Arts. Her newest book is The Quickwrite Handbook: 100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students' Thinking and Writing. She is also the author or coeditor of many Heinemann titles, including Read Write Teach, Inside the Writer's-Reader's Notebook, The Writer's-Reader's Notebook, Adolescent Literacy, Vision and Voice, and Seeking Diversity. In 2000, Linda was the recipient of NCTE's Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in the English/Language Arts. Her classroom was featured in the series Making Meaning in Literature, produced by Maryland Public Television for Annenberg/CPB. Read a New York Times article that shows how Linda and Oyster River Middle School are responding to increased high-stakes testing pressures. Follow Linda on Twitter @LindaMRief.