It’s easy to distinguish strong from weak writing. What’s difficult is knowing how, practically, to move students from “A” to “B”. Empowering Writers not only identifies the skills that good writers of all ages need, but delivers powerful, developmentally appropriate lessons (K-8) that transform the way we teach and the way students learn. The process also radically changes the way we read – Empowered Writers begin to read with “author’s eyes,” readily understanding the “why and how” of author’s craft, becoming much more analytical when approaching any and all literary tasks. In the process they become confident, enthusiastic writers and better informed readers. They also master the language and vocabulary of writing, not only effectively demonstrating their skills, but speaking knowledgeably about their craft.