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Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd Edition
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    About the Author

    Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director, and adjunct professor of reading
    and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education &
    Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone
    Project at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. Ellin works with schools and districts throughout the country
    and abroad with an emphasis on long-term, school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy
    learning. She serves as senior advisor at Heinemann, overseeing the Heinemann Fellows initiative and is the editor of
    the Heinemann Professional Development Catalog-Journal. Ellin is author of Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for
    Deeper Learning (2018), is co-editor and co-author of The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and
    Teaching (Heinemann, 2015); co-editor of the Not This, but That series (Heinemann, 2013 - 2015); author of Talk About
    Understanding: Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Understanding (Heinemann, 2012), To Understand: New Horizons in
    Reading Comprehension (Heinemann, 2008), co-author of Comprehension Going Forward (Heinemann, 2011), Mosaic of Thought:
    The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd edition (Heinemann, 2007, 1st edition, 1997) and author of
    Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies (Shell Educational Books, 2006) as well as numerous chapters for
    professional books and journals on the teaching of reading as well as education policy journals. Ellin is a Heinemann PD
    provider, presenting One-Day Workshops, Webinars Series, and all forms of On-Site PD. She is most sought after for her
    long-term professional development residencies in partnership with Heinemann Professional Development. Click here for an
    overview of the Keene Residency. Listen to Ellin and Tom Newkirk reflect on the 20th anniversary of Mosaic of Thought on
    The Heinemann Podcast. Follow Ellin on Twitter @EllinKeene.

    An internationally-known speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Susan Zimmermann is coauthor of educational
    bestsellers Mosaic of Thought (1997 and 2007 2nd edition), 7 Keys to Comprehension, and Comprehension Going Forward
    (2011), books that are changing the way reading is taught in classrooms throughout America. She cofounded and served as
    the Executive Director of the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition, an organization that has spearheaded
    ground-breaking comprehension work. During her time there, she initiated numerous programs to improve the quality of
    public schools, including the Reading Project, which provides many of the examples in Mosaic of Thought and 7 Keys.
    Susan is also the author of Keeping Katherine; Writing to Heal the Soul, winner of the Colorado Book Award; and Grief
    Dancers, finalist for the Colorado Book Award and winner of the Exceptional Parent symbol of excellence for its
    "profound contribution to human understanding and dignity." These wise and inspiring books grew out of Susan's personal
    experience raising her profoundly handicapped daughter Katherine who had Rett syndrome. Currently a full-time speaker,
    writer, and education consultant, Susan has given hundreds of workshops, keynotes, and summer institutes in nearly every
    state and throughout Canada. She has worked with international schools in Mexico, the Philippines, Romania, Japan,
    Vietnam, and Indonesia. Visit her Heinemann Speakers page for more information. A lover of the wilderness and believer
    in the transformative power of the outdoors, she has been a trustee of the Colorado Outward Bound School and served as
    the board chair of The Women's Wilderness Institute, an organization that provides wilderness learning experiences for
    adolescent girls and women. Susan is a graduate of Yale Law School and mother of four. She lives in the foothills west
    of Denver. For more information on Susan Zimmermann visit her Web site at

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