Biography: Debbie Quick has spent 30 years in education as a teacher, literacy consultant and author. Her academic preparation includes a Masters in Literacy. As a teacher she knew learners needed to use a variety of learning styles to help develop their skills as readers and writers. The "Bear Necessities of Writing" and "Crack Open Writing" were created to help her students develop their skills as writers. As literacy consultant, Debbie has engaged with teachers at all grade levels to build strategies that enhance student writing across all grade levels.