Rebecca Olien discovered the playful approach to writing during her 20 years as a classroom teacher. When kids brought writing notebooks outside for recess, she knew she was on to something. She now is an instructional designer, curriculum and content writer, and education program developer at Southern Oregon University. She is the author of over 50 books for children and educators.
"This book is an excellent resource to assist teachers with keeping standards-based learning FUN and developmentally appropriate. I coach elementary teachers and both new and veteran have found this resource to be extremely helpful when planning differentiated activities to meet student needs in writing."
"This book is easy to read, easy to follow through with, and honors the child and their need to learn through play."