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Rebekah O'Dell, Consulting Author

Rebekah O'Dell, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Using mentor texts to teach at every phase of the writing process
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Teaching analytical writing in authentic ways
  • Writing workshop for grades 6–12
  • Developing writing workshop curriculum and planning for a writing workshop

Speaker Profile

Rebekah O'Dell is coauthor—with Allison Marchetti—of Writing with Mentors and Beyond Literary Analysis. Their popular blog Moving Writers focuses on writing instruction in middle and high school classrooms with an emphasis on voice and authenticity. Traveling the country to work with teachers and students provides constant inspiration as they help educators do the hard-and-transformative work of teaching real writing.

After more than a decade in the high school classroom, Rebekah currently teaches middle school English in Richmond, Virginia. She has experience using the reading and writing workshop model to transform student engagement at all levels, from inclusion classrooms to the International Baccalaureate program.

Grades: 6–12