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Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years, 21 of those spent at Kennett High School in North Conway. She is the co-author of 180 Days with Kelly Gallagher, and is the author of 

The Greatest Catch
A Life in Teaching
Penny Kittle
Grade: K - 12th
Pub Date: 8/16/2005

Read Kittle's stories of teaching and learning. Then write your own. I plan to.
—Tom Romano, author of Crafting Authentic Voice

For twenty years Penny Kittle has woven together artful teaching and a love of language, celebrating the written word with classes from elementary school through graduate school. Now, she shares the stories of... more

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Public Teaching
One Kid at a Time
Penny Kittle
Grade: 5th - 12th
Pub Date: 1/31/2003

"Penny Kittle is an extraordinary teacher who writes. And because she has taught in classrooms ranging from first grade through high school, these short essay-stories show the full range of what it means to teach today."

Don Graves has this to say about Penny Kittle, having seen her at work. He also believes that it is in the shared story, teacher's... more

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Book Love
Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers
Penny Kittle
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/26/2012

 “I believe each of my students must craft an individual reading life of challenge, whim, curiosity, and hunger, and I’ve discovered that it is not too late in high school  to lead a non-reader to reading.  It’s never too late.”Penny Kittle

Penny Kittle wants us to face the hard truths every English teacher fears:  too many kids don’t... more

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180 DAYS
Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents
Kelly Gallagher , Penny Kittle
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 3/22/2018

“Teaching is art—creation—and a curriculum map is only as good as the teacher who considers it, who questions it, and who revises it to meet the needs of each year’s students.” —Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle

Two teachers. Two classrooms.
One school year.

180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers—Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle—over... more

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Inside Writing
How to Teach the Details of Craft
Donald H Graves , Penny Kittle
Grade: 2nd - 6th
Pub Date: 9/12/2005

Learn more about the Heinemann Seminar based on this book: Inside the Teaching of Writing

Your curriculum is packed, and you have barely enough instructional time to teach students essential writing skills, let alone how to combine those skills to form cohesive, compelling work.... more

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My Quick Writes
For INSIDE WRITING
Donald H Graves , Penny Kittle
Grade: 2nd - 6th
Pub Date: 9/12/2005

Part writer's notebook and part sourcebook, My Quick Writes includes more than sixty of Donald Graves' favorite and most effective prompts for practicing and reflecting on your own writing processes. Graves and Penny Kittle walk you through how to do Quick Writes and the role they play in their own writing and teaching. Then they offer you ample personal space for... more

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Write Beside Them
Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing
Penny Kittle
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 5/9/2008

This book is about teaching writing and the gritty particulars of teaching adolescents. But it is also the planning, the thinking, the writing, the journey: all I’ve been putting into my teaching for the last two decades. This is the book I wanted when I was first given ninth graders and a list of novels to teach. This is a book of vision and hope and joy, but it is... more

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Children Want to Write
Donald Graves and the Revolution in Children's Writing
Edited By: Thomas Newkirk , Edited By: Penny Kittle
Grade: K - 12th
Pub Date: 4/10/2013

Children Want to Write is a collection of Donald Graves most significant writings paired with recovered video-tapes that illuminate his research and his inspiring work with teachers. See the earliest documented use of invented spelling, the earliest attempts to guide young children through a writing process, the earliest conferences. This collection allows you to see... more
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