Rebekah O’Dell: Mentor text champion of all the write moves!

Rebekah O’Dell believes in the power of choice, authenticity, and students’ voices in the reading and writing classroom.

Travelling the country to work with teachers and students provides constant inspiration as she helps educators do the hard and transformative work of teaching real writing. In public and independent schools, she taught middle and high school students at all levels -from inclusion to AP and IB classes. In addition to being a real-time classroom teacher, Rebekah co-founded Moving Writers –  and is the author of Writing With Mentors (Heinemann 2015) and Beyond Literary Analysis (Heinemann, January 2018).

Rebekah shares several insights into working with students to develop stronger writers and readers, resources for teachers to support that work and their development as mentor readers and writers.

Our conversation touched on several books and sources the covers listed below: