Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell believe in the power of choice, authenticity, and students’ voices in the reading and writing classroom.
Traveling the country to work with teachers and students provides constant inspiration as they help educators do the hard-and-tranformative work of teaching real writing. In both public and independent schools, they have taught middle and high school students at all levels — from inclusion to AP and IB classes.
They are the founders of Moving Writers and the authors of Writing With Mentors (Heinemann 2015) , Beyond Literary Analysis (Heinemann, January 2018), and A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts, 6-12 (Heinemann, March 2021).
Workshops & Consultations
Allison & Rebekah travel throughout the country + consult virtually, working with teachers in dynamic, hands-on workshops to improve classroom outcomes in reading and writing and craft curriculum.