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Marjorie Martinelli

Marjorie Martinelli is coauthor—with Kristine Mraz—of Smarter Charts. Their popular blog chartchums keeps teachers in touch with ongoing and relevant classroom issues and ways to use charts as a support. Chartchums is also on Facebook and on Twitter @chartchumsWhile in schools as consultants with the Reading and Writing Project, the teachers they’ve worked with have begged them to write a how-to book about the amazing charts they introduce to consulting classrooms. Smarter Charts is that guide.

She is a staff developer at the Reading and Writing Project where for the past ten years she has lead numerous leadership groups and presented at many national and international educational conferences. Prior to joining the Reading and Writing Project, Marjorie was a New York City public school teacher, a teacher-researcher, and an adjunct teacher at Bank Street College of Education. She has an MA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from New York University and is a contributing author to Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study for Teaching Writing. She is also the author of two Brain Quest Math decks for first and second grade. Marjorie lives in Greenwich Village with her husband Tom, where they raised two daughters, Katherine and Christina.

Listen to an interview with Marjorie and Kristi, the Chartchums, on Education Talk Radio.

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Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey share tips and principles of vocabulary instruction from their latest ... Making Word Learning Fun for All Students

Donald Graves (1930-2010), a long-time University of New Hampshire literature professor and prolific... Secrets of a Master Writer: An Interview with Donald Graves

Jim Burke shares how a question-driven classroom engages adolescents of the digital age inside schoo... How big questions engage and motivate students who have grown up digitally