“We look in awe at masterpieces by brilliant artists, but it is rare to have the opportunity to gape at the instruction provided by great teachers. Donna Santman has given us the chance to see, to study, yes to gape, at teaching at its best.”–Lucy Calkins, Author of The Art of Teaching Writing
“Donna has, with Shades of Meaning, given us the gift of a look into her wonderful classroom and her mind as a thoughtful and highly professional teacher.”–Randy Bomer, Author of Time for Meaning and For a Better World
About the Author
Donna Santman is a middle-school literacy teacher and reading coach at Intermediate School 89 in New York City. A former staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Donna consults with schools around the country, supporting teachers in developing and implementing rigorous reading and writing workshops as well as supporting schools in thinking about literacy needs across the curriculum. She is coauthor of A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests (Heinemann, 1998).