About the Author
Pat Barrett Dragan is the author of four Heinemann books: Kids, Cameras, and the Curriculum (2008), A How-To Guide for Teaching English Language Learners (2005), Everything You Need to Know to Teach First Grade (2003), and Literacy from Day One (2001). She is also the coauthor and illustrator for five published books for children. Pat has been a first-grade teacher in South San Francisco for more than thirty years. In 2005, she was honored for her teaching with Alpha Delta Kappa's International Excellence in Education Award.