This historical fiction book offers a strong message about cooperation. Patterned text reinforces number words.
About the Author
Dr. Schifini assists schools across the nation and around the world in developing comprehensive language and literacy programs for English learners. He has worked as an ESL teacher, reading specialist, school administrator and university professor. Through an arrangement with California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Dr. Schifini currently serves as program consultant to two large teacher-training efforts in the area of reading for second language speakers of English. His research interests include early literacy and language development and the integration of language and content-area instruction.
Gretchen Bernabei, a secondary teacher for more than 20 years, shares the strategies in The Good Writer's Kit that have led her struggling students to a 100% pass rate on her state's high stakes test. Her teaching career spans more than 25 years. She has most recently taught English at Sandra Day O'Connor High School in San Antonio, Texas, where she was named Educator of the Year in 2003. Gretchen has taught both middle school and high school. Gretchen has shared her experience with other teachers through journal articles as well as several notable books offering field-tested techniques for teaching writing to young people. The Good Writer's Guide is a multi-component program for inspiring struggling adolescent writers. Other recent publications include Why We Must Run with Scissors (with Barry Lane) and Reviving the Essay: Teaching Structure without Formula. She is also the author of Lightning in a Bottle, a program featuring photographs (on CD-ROM) that are used to prompt and guide student writing. In addition, Gretchen presents several hands-on workshops and staff-development seminars every year, in various locations across the U.S.