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Trail of Breadcrumbs, LLC


Gretchen Bernabei’s teaching career spans 32 years in Texas public schools.

Gretchen has shared her experience with other teachers through seminars, journal articles and books, offering field-tested techniques for teaching writing. Her The Good Writer’s Kit for Hampton-Brown/National Geographic is a multi-component program for inspiring adolescent writers. Other publications include Why We Must Run with Scissors(with Barry Lane) and Reviving the Essay: Teaching Structure without Formula. She is also the author of Lightning in a Bottle, a program featuring photographs on CD-ROM used to prompt and guide student writing. She contributed the chapter, “The School Essay: Tracking Movement of the Mind” in Teaching the Neglected “R”:Rethinking Writing Instruction in Secondary Classrooms. She has published two anthologies of high-scoring student TAKS essays entitled Sparklers: High Scoring Test Essays and What They Teach Us and More Sparklers. Other titles include Crunchtime, The Story of My Thinking, Fun-Size Academic Writing and Grammar Keepers.

Learn more about Gretchen on her website:


Trail of Breadcrumbs, LLC
1111 Mt Rainier
San Antonio, TX  78213
Phone:  (323) 839-0604


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