Welcome to Read – Write – Connect, Inc.

the Internet home of Leah Mermelstein.

Best Writing consultant 002 copyLeah is an internationally recognized literacy consultant who specializes in K-5 Reading and Writing Workshop. She is the President and CEO of Read-Write-Connect, INC. She is also the author of Reading/​​Writing Connections in the K-2 Classroom, (Allyn & Bacon), Don’t Forget to Share (Heinemann) and the co-author of Launching the Writing Workshop (with Lucy Calkins) (Heinemann).


Selected Works

DVD

Quality Writing Instruction
This brand new DVD will assist teachers with high quality writing instruction.

Non-fiction

Don’t Forget to Share: The Crucial Last Step in the Writing Workshop
This brand new book will show you how to make your share sessions more instructional.

Nonfiction

Reading/Writing Connections in the K-2 Classroom: Find the Clarity and Then Blur the Lines
This book demonstrates how through careful, explicit assessing, planning, and teaching every student can understand and use the reading/writing connection to become stronger readers and writers at the same time.

Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum: Launching the Writing Workshop
This book shows teachers how to launch a joyful and rigorous Writing Workshop in their classrooms.

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Leah Mermelstein
536 Grand Street, Ste. 501,
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(917) 503-1947

leahmermelstein@earthlink.net

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Category Archives: Back to School

Teaching and Living with Persistence and Resilience: How I coped the week I had head lice, a flat tire and food poisoning all the while being 5 months pregnant

In my last blog, I listed the qualities of self-directed writers.  They were: Self-directed writers are independent first, interdependent second Self-directed writers are confident Self-directed writers are risk takers Self-directed writers are engaged Self-directed writers are excited  Self-directed writers are persistent Self-directed writers are resilient  Self-directed writers are resourceful Self-directed writers are resourceful Self-directed writers…

Qualities of a Self-Directed Writer

  This summer I’ve been hard at work writing a draft of my new book that is about creating self-directed learners in the Writing Workshop.  Today as the school year begins for many of you I want to give you a taste of my new book.  Specifically,  I want to share ten words I use…

Some thoughts about the first few days of school

Most of you are probably back to school now so I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you the happiest of new years!   The start of the year for teachers is always an exciting, but stressful time.   There are cubbies to label, bulletin boards to put up, first days to plan, read…