Mary Helen Gensch

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Mary Helen Gensch is a literacy coach and Title I interventionist for Pierceton Elementary School in Indiana. Her blog Book Savors is where she practices reading like a writer with the books she enjoys.

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Organizing Craft Minilessons

Mary Helen Gensch concludes her series on crafting your own minilessons with tips on organizing and storing your plans.

How to Notice: Mining Children’s Books for Craft Minilessons

This is the second installment in our new series on creating your own writer’s craft minilessons.

Finding Craft Minilessons in the Children’s Books You Love

Mary Helen Gensch explains how to find craft lessons in beloved children’s books. She uses a mentor text with an engaging main character to describe the process. This is the first installment in a three-part series.

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