Artmaking: Using Picture Books and Art to Read Our World


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Redleaf Press
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8.43 X 10.87 X 0.55 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Kay Compton, MA, has been in the education field for over 15 years and specializes in inquiry practices with early learners up to children in the middle school years. She holds a master's degree in varying exceptionalities from the University of South Florida and is endorsed in gifted as well as reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). For the last 10 years, she has worked to design curriculum aligned to state and international standards collaboratively with teachers. Michelle provides training to teachers within the district of Manatee County, as well as at the state and national level related to reading and writing instruction, inquiry practices, and content area literacy. She has worked as a volunteer consultant with the International Baccalaureate Organization to train teachers and visit school sites interested in improving their practices in inquiry instruction. Currently, Michelle works as an independent learning environment consultant. She is the coauthor of StoryMaking, Makerspaces, and Storymakers on Deck.

Robin Chappele Thompson's work in education spans 25 years. Her master's degree in elementary education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement, certification in K-12 reading, and certification in preschool education provide her with a strong knowledge base in the teaching and learning processes. She has been a teacher, literacy coach, and curriculum coordinator. After earning her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in childhood reading and language arts, she worked as an instructor at the University of South Florida, where she supervised interns and taught literacy, assessment, and writing courses in the College of Education. Currently, Robin works as the director of early learning in the school district of Manatee County, where curriculum design and implementation for pre-K-2 has been a focus area for her work. She is the coauthor of StoryMaking, Makerspaces, and Storymakers on Deck.