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

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Category Archives: Lucy Calkins

My Baby Nurse Likes Onsies but Doesn’t like Pants: Keeping the Big Picture in Mind

  On Friday, December 28th I came home from the hospital with my sweet girl Ariana. I had a huge entourage with me:  My brother, Josh, my sister in law,Anne,  my friend, Ellen, Pat, the baby nurse, and my three nieces and nephews, Celia, Vince and Mark.               Everyone…

A Close-In Look at Supports for the Writing Process

Greetings everyone! I hope that you are having a great time in your classroom and are starting to look forward to some relaxing summer days! In this blog post I want to share some good news, as well as let you know the new focus my blog will take.   First, the good news.  Heinemann…

Teaching Kids to Be Self-Directed During Writing Conferences

For those of you who have been reading my past blogs, you know I have recently been focusing many of them on ways to get kids to become more self-directed.  I’ve settled for now on the word self-directed (Thanks, Jen if you are reading this!)  I just think it’s more rigorous than simply saying I…

Independent Writers

Creating independent writers is essential! There are many things that kids need to be able to do in order to work independently during Writing Workshop, but below are two that are especially important at the start of the year. They are: 1. Kids need to be able to make wise decisions that help them do…

Celebrations in the Writing Workshop By Paula Jensvold

My teammate and I spent the summer thinking and working on our curriculum calendar for the teaching of writing.  We knew that we wanted it to be more specific this year so we began with one document that included both reading and writing units, goals for each unit, an approximate timing of the year and…

Balancing Planning and Listening

  Happy school year to some and almost new school year to others!   Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between two vital parts of teaching: 1.  Creating thoughtful plans for a year, a month and a day of teaching 2.  Conducting daily assessments of your kids and…