NCTE 2014 - Session G.07

Tools to Build a Culture of Writing Through Story

Story is a powerful bridge that can be used to unite disciplines in a school. Presenters will discuss how to spread love of story and teach stronger storytelling skills to parents, teachers, and students using a variety of tools, including digital stories, poetry, community gatherings, and blogging.


  • Anna Gratz Cockerille is an educational consultant, literacy coach, and writer based in New York City.
  • Betsy Hubbard is a K/1 looping teacher in Olivet, Michigan.
  • Dana Murphy is a literacy coach in Midlothian School District 143, located in the south suburbs of Chicago.
  • Stacey Shubitz is a literacy consultant and writer based in Central Pennsylvania.
  • Tara Smith is a sixth grade language arts, writing workshop and social studies teacher in suburban New Jersey.

The presenters are co-authors, along with Beth Moore, of the Two Writing Teachers blog.