She’s a Keeper

Author and Educator Gretchen Bernabei on Literacy, Life, and Fairy Tales

The literacy gods smiled on me the day I met Gretchen Bernabei. If you’ve met her, you understand: her energy is contagious. Gretchen is not only a master of writing instruction, but also a dynamic performer and responsive communicator — at a Bernabei workshop, no one is bored. 

I had the opportunity this week to spend two days learning from Gretchen in Richardson, Texas. Check out the conversation we had on writing instruction, the demystification of authors, and the upcoming release of her new book, Text Structures from Fairy Tales

Author: Darren Victory

Darren Victory is a fourth-grade reading and writing teacher and literacy consultant. Prior to entering the world of education, Victory spent 15 years as a writer and editor for various magazines and newspapers. Mayonnaise makes him gag and he’s terrified of canned biscuits. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with the two loves of his life — Netflix and a somewhat alive house plant.

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