Valued Voices

The Writing and Sharing Connection Process

Welcome to Writing and Sharing Connections. Dr. Deborah Wooten, a 23-year veteran of elementary classroom instruction and currently Associate Professor of Literacy and Learning at the University of Tennessee, developed this exciting process approach for teaching and learning.

Key cornerstones to this approach for teaching is reading aloud-powerful books and having students write and share connections to them. Most of the books showcased on this website are biographical and content area picture books. The books are organized for you in the following categories:

  • Author's last name
  • Title
  • According to the century the person in the biographical book was BORN
  • Grade levels (click on the tab in the upper left corner)
  • Topics (click on the tab in the upper left corner)