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Amy Vanderwater, Consulting AuthorAmy Vanderwater, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Studying poems to strengthen writing in all genres
  • Keeping writers notebooks for discovery and revision
  • Beginning (or deepening) writing workshop
  • Reading like writers, writing like authors

Speaker Profile

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is a former classroom teacher and author of children's books including Forest Has a Song; Every Day Birds; and Read! Read! Read!. She is a graduate of Teachers College and co-author of Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages, a part of the Calkins' Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing series. Connect with Amy at her popular blog, The Poem Farm, at, or on Twitter at @amylvpoemfarm.

Grades: K–8