Jeanne has been teaching elementary students since 2000. She has taught all subjects in grades three, four, and five. Presently she is a specialist in reading and writing instruction. All of the lessons in Reading Made Clear, and in Writing Made Easy are based on lessons she has taught at least five times. Jeanne is a member of the National Writing Project, having worked with the local chapter since 2004. She is the author of three children's picture books: It's Raining Cats...and Cats!, It's Raining Pups and Dogs!, and Quequechan: Forgotten River.
Jeanne Sovet is a believer in positive classroom management, praise, empathy, and encouragement. In her classroom, students are free to ask for help, make mistakes, and express their ideas. Her teaching is explicit. She shows and tells students exactly what is expected, and she sits down and helps them.
Jeanne's book, It's Raining Cats...and Cats! won the Henry Bergh Award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the best book about animal welfare published in 2008. It is the first book ever written for children that addresses the problem of pet overpopulation.
Buzzards Bay Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute, 2004 M.A.T. University of Massachusetts, 2003 Literacy Coordinator, Lesley University, 2002
Jeanne is an educator and author who is in love with kids, reading, writing, and her husband, Steve. She enjoys gardening, hiking, bicycle riding, and sailing in the summer. Snowy days find her out on skis or snowshoes. Many days, she works on creating books for children and teachers. She believes in making the world a kinder place.