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Writers ARE Readers: Lester Laminack in Freeport, Maine

Lester Laminack is in Freeport, Maine this morning, discussing his and Reba Wadsworth's newest book Writers ARE Readers. He is a dynamic speaker, and eminently tweetable, and below we've provided a live blog of his presentation as tweeted by the attendees.

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Writers ARE Readers: Melding the Writing and Reading Workshops

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In Writers ARE Readers, the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing are made visible through the idea of "flipsides," or how a reader's insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa. With Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth's trademark engaging style, Writers ARE Readers is full of sample lessons, student writing samples, and recommended texts to maximize the flipped concept across the year.

Today, Lester and Reba discuss how they first thought about melding the reading and writing workshops, dovetailing instruction so that students could better see the connections between reading and writing.

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Writers ARE Readers: How “Flipsides” Provide Insight Into Students’ Reading and Writing

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In Writers ARE Readers, the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing are made visible through the idea of "flipsides," or how a reader's insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa. With Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth's trademark engaging style, Writers ARE Readers is full of sample lessons, student writing samples, and recommended texts to maximize the flipped concept across the year.

Today, Lester and Reba explain the book's philosophy on video. "It's important for reading and writing to be planned together," says Lester, "but it's more important for reading and writing to be taught together." Watch the full clip below.

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