Tony Keefer

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Tony Keefer has more than 20 years experience in education. He currently works with seventh graders in Dublin, Ohio. Tony, a proud member of NCTE, has presented at local, regional and national conferences and is the co-founder of March Book Madness. He also has written for The Nerdy Book Club. Tony is passionate about building classroom communities that empower students to learn and connect with each other.

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Percy Jackson Read-Aloud in Fourth Grade

Tony Keefer demonstrates how he makes his read-alouds interactive, and explains why he selected Percy Jackson to use with this group of fourth graders.

Blurring Genres and Real-Life Readers

The line between fiction and nonfiction can be fuzzy, but Tony Keefer finds what matters most is finding texts that captivate readers.

Teacher as Mentor Writer

Tony Keefer takes the leap and commits to sharing more of his writing process with students.

Curriculum Night? No Sweat

Curriculum night? No sweat says Tony Keefer. Only kidding — there is a lot of sweat involved, but Tony’s humorous account of how he has changed his curriculum night presentation will get you thinking about new ways of connecting with families.

Revising Writing: Fourth-Grade Conference

Tony Keefer confers with fourth grader Sydney about revising her writing and transitioning to a new genre early in the year.

Manipulating Time: Fourth-Grade Writing Minilesson

Tony Keefer uses his writing as a mentor text in this fourth-grade minilesson on manipulating time in personal narratives.

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