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.

QUICK LINKS

E-mail the author

Authors Guild

findauthors

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

leahmermelstein@earthlink.net

1Leah best writing consultant 1.4 copy

Blog Posts are Below:

_______________________________________________________________________________

Category Archives: Authentic Learning

Planning Writing Units of Study

Lately, I’ve been planning a lot of Writing Units of Study. Yes, the teachers I work with plan their own Units of Study! It’s hard work, especially the first few units, and it’s natural to wonder why you would even plan your own Units of Study when there are so amazing resources available. After a…

Back to blogging and back to school

As August comes to a close, I am getting excited for a new year filled with teaching and blogging! Last year was a challenging one for me.В  The politics and the stress that I felt in the schools made me sad.В  Whenever I sat down to write a blog, I felt as if I had…

Happy New Year!

          It’s been a long time! I hope everyone has had a great start to the year. Although I have been busy this summer keeping up with an active toddler, I have not stopped thinking about the relationship between parenting and teaching. Here are a few thoughts that I hope will…

Teaching and Parenting Through the Eyes of a Child

                                            Marie Clay, one of my reading heroes, once said that in order to teach effectively you have to look at and reflect upon every teaching/learning encounterВ  not through your own eyes, but through…

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:В  My brother, Josh, my sister in law,Anne,В  my friend, Ellen, Pat, the baby nurse, and my three nieces and nephews, Celia, Vince and Mark.               Everyone…

Listening is Key!

                      Yes, there is my dear Ariana on her tummy!!!!! I must point out that in both pictureВ  she is wearing very cute outfits…so far takes after her mother…loves to dress up . :))   I know, I know that she needs to sleep on…

Staff Development: Coaching verse Demonstration

  В  Welcome Ariana Cate Mermelstein!!!!!       First, I want to let all of my friends and colleagues know that my daughter Ariana Cate Mermelstein was born on December 25th, 2012 at 4:15.В  She was 6 pounds and 15 ounces of pure joy! I couldn’t have asked for a better holiday gift!  …

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.В  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 В Self-directed writers are persistent Self-directed writers are resilient В 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.В  Today as the school year begins for many of you I want to give you a taste of my new book.В  Specifically,В  I want to share ten words I use…

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.В  Heinemann…