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Elizabeth Jorgensen author page

Is a writer and teacher. She has been published in English Journal, Edutopia, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Azalea (Harvard University), and Brevity, among others. She has presented for the National Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State Reading Association, Wisconsin Writers Association, East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University, The Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, and The Illinois Reading Council, among others. Her books include Gwen Jorgensen: USA's First Olympic Gold Medal Triathlete (Meyer & Meyer Sport); Sijo: Korea's Poetry Form (Parkyoung); Hacking Student Learning Habits (Times 10 Publications); and Go: Gwen, Go: A Family's Journey to Olympic Gold (Meyer & Meyer Sport). Learn more on her website:

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