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.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Yes! The journey is ongoing (sometimes a battle)! I just read your acknowledgements in What Readers Really Do and who do I see you thanking… Mimi Aronson! I had the privilege of working with Mimi for a few years (perhaps 10? years ago?). I observed as she taught writing workshop to kids in a colleagues room and then in my own room. Somehow my kids always wound up calling her “Mimiaronson” as if it were one name (and of course Mimi thought that was a hoot). We kept in touch only occasionally through a colleague but Mimi knew she was a great influence on my teaching. She had the highest expectations and was accepting all at the same time. Mimi always made me feel good about my “kid watching” ability and knowing my kids; coming from her that was a great compliment. Mini always challenged my thinking. And she loved that I’d challenge her too with her with my relentless questioning! In more recent years we crossed paths when she came back to our school a couple of times for PD with Tony Stead. I learned so much from Mimi! “Mimiaronson” will be missed but her work lives on. Sadly, not much $$$ at our school anymore for PD with the likes of Mimi, (in the really “old days” we got to go to workshops at TC with Katie, Pam, Lucy and so many others – it was so much fun!) – thankfully your blog, books, and that of others fill the void. Looking forward to your next book! Thanks again!

    PS Another connection… Katherine Bomer was my son’s 4th grade teacher for awhile (20 years ago). An awesome experience for him.

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