About

So here’s the official bio:

Vicki Vinton is a writer and literacy consultant who works in the New York City public schools and other districts around the country. Along with co-author Mary Ehrenworth of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, she wrote The Power of Grammar: Unconventional Approaches to the Conventions of Language (Heinemann 2005), and under her full name, Victoria Vinton, she’s the author of The Jungle Law (MacAdam/Cage 2005), which People magazine called “a lyrical and elegant first novel.” Her most recent book, What Readers Really Do: Teaching the Process of Meaning Making, co-authored with Dorothy Barnhouse,  was published by Heinemann in 2012.

In addition to her classroom work, Vicki has presented at numerous conferences and conventions, including the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention, and she’s given workshops at institutes across the country. She has also taught writing and the teaching of writing at Queens College/CUNY and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. Additionally, as a practicing and award-winning writer, she brings a passion for language and literature to every setting she works in.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. My name is Christy Miller and I am a reading specialist from Naperville, Illinois. I am a currently reading, Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading with some of my colleagues. This book is literally making me rethink everything I have been taught about reading instruction. Do you have a list of picture books that you use with K-5 students when you ask “What We Know” and “What We Wonder?”

    • Thanks so much for reaching out Christy. I just hope that the book is making you rethink in a good way! As for picture books, there’s so many out there that would work, I hardly know where to start, but I’m going to send you an email with a list of some of my favorites. And in return, if you have the time, I’d just love to hear which ones worked for the kids you support.

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