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: Reading Workshop

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…

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…

Using the Common Core Standards to Support the Planning of a Language Arts Curriculum

    During the summer, I spend my days running week long summer courses for teachers that address both Reading and Writing Workshop. One of the things I do during these courses is to help teachers plan cohesive curriculum calendars for both reading and writing.  This year, many of the teachers are asking me how…

Stories that Energize and Revitalize my Teaching

  In my job as an educational consultant I feel privileged to spend a good portion of my time working directly with kids in the classroom. Much of what I learn comes from these experiences. During workshops and summer institutes, I share not only classroom stories, but also how these stories inform and revitalize my…

Common Questions about Reading Partnerships

    I work with amazing teachers who not only do incredible things with their students, but also reflect upon what is not working in their classrooms. Recently teachers have been asking a lot of questions about reading partnerships and their questions have brought about even more learning for their kids. Here are a few…

Play, Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop: Is There a Connection?

    Often when I visit schools to help teachers with Reading and Writing Workshop, they assume that because I believe in Reading and Writing Workshop I am not a big advocate of play. I am always surprised to hear that because I am a HUGE advocate of play and choice time in the elementary…

Best Writing Consultant’s First Blog Post!

Leah Mermelstein 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…