Amanda is the Deputy Director of Primary Literacy at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. She is a consultant, speaker and writer. She is co-author of The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, Launching the Writing Workshop in Kindergarten, and Learning from the Masters for second grade. She is also the author of the DVD Up Close: Writing with English Language Learners. She has just completed authoring and co-authoring 4 of the new book in the Units of Study in Reading for grades K-2.