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Penny Kittle, Consulting Author

Penny Kittle, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Writing workshop and writing process (K–12)
  • Planning units of study in writing (K–12)
  • Independent reading and reading workshop (5–12)
  • Adolescent literacy
  • Writing notebooks and daily revision
  • Mentor text studies to increase craft knowledge (K–12)

Speaker Profile

Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 33 years. She is the coauthor of 180 Days with Kelly Gallagher, and is the author of Book Love, and Write Beside Them, which won the James Britton award. She also coauthored two books with her mentor, Don Graves, and coedited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Graves' work, Children Want to Write. She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the 2015 Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE's Conference on English Leadership. She regularly travels to work beside teachers and empower young readers and writers.

Grades: K–12