Seasoned writing teacher Jenny Mechem Bender echoes what most primary teachers already know: our young students long to write fiction! And with just enough detailed, step-by-step instructional supportacross eight stages of a complete Realistic Fiction Unit of Study together with mentor texts and formative assessmentBender demonstrates how our youngest writers can craft realistic fiction with meaning, focus, and detail as they consider voice, audience and the power of language. For use with Grades K-2.
Jenny Mechem Bender taught elementary and middle school in New York City public schools before working for several years as a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She currently supports K-8 teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators around the country, helping them acquire and hone the skills they need to lead effective reading and writing workshops and to improve the quality of their literacy programs. Jenny has taught courses at Teachers College, Columbia University and at Yale University. Her first book, The Resourceful Writing Teacher: A Handbook of Essential Skills and Strategies, was published in 2007.
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