Kirsten Widmer

Kirsten Widmer

Kirsten Widmer worked in New York City Public schools as both a teacher and literacy coach implementing a model for balanced literacy practices that served as a visitation site for teachers and administrators from across the country. After working as a Literacy Coach, she joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, helping to develop the middle school division. She co-authored Workshops That Work!: 30 Days of Minilessons, for upper elementary and middle school teachers launching reading and writing workshops in their classrooms. Kirsten co-founded The Living Literacy Network to support school districts in co-authoring curriculum, and implementing reading and writing workshop.

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Informational Writing Minilessons

Instructional Programs From This Author

Comprehensive literacy solutions for today’s culturally diverse classrooms

Mix-and-match modules designed to support responsive teaching

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