Welcome to the online home of Gretchen Bernabei,
author and writing teacher, ready to share materials.
Why do teachers share so freely with other teachers? Barry Lane says,
"We're all soldiers in the same battle," and Gretchen has taken that to heart.
Here at the Trail of Breadcrumbs, you will find some ammunition to share. You'll find student samples of high-scoring papers from recent state test administrations, ready to use with your students. You'll find papers devolved by teachers during the summer, ready for sharing with your students.
You'll find some of the most-asked-for tools that teachers love to share.
October STAAR Workshops
Yes, you can register now and pay with a purchase order later.
Fun-Size Academic Writing for STAAR with Gretchen Bernabei
- Learn 25 activities to use with essays by students on your campus
- Take home remediation packets for grades 4, 7, 9, and 10
- Practice with quick lists, kernel essays, and text icons for expository writing
- Explore high-scoring STAAR essays by Texas students
What people are saying:
"Wow! My students' writing has drastically improved in just a matter of days! These strategies were EXACTLY what my students needed to tie everything together. EVERY student has been successful with EVERY strategy they have tried. They are thinking on a higher level, writing at a higher level, and in turn, succeeding at a higher level." -Kayla Shook, fourth grade teacher, San Marcos
"My STAAR scores are 90%! I couldn't have done it without you." -Shelley Fisette, seventh grade teacher, Hemphill "Our students are already learning how to use these strategies. I am amazed at how much their writing has improved in just TWO weeks! It is truly incredible." -Shera Rasmussen, English II teacher, Wichita Falls
Who is it for?
Anyone involved in preparing students (grades 4-10) for STAAR writing tests Participants will receive copies of Gretchen's new book: Fun-Size Academic Writing, with 100 lessons and student models. Gretchen Bernabei is the winner of NCTE's James Moffett Award.
Participants will receive a free copy of Gretchen's NEW book, Fun-Size Academic Writing.