Practical Classroom Solutions
Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting in schools. Engaging fiction and nonfiction for children and teachers.
This fall I'll once again collaborate with Capital Area IU to strengthen literacy programs in non-public schools. Equally exciting, I'll be working with Lincoln IU, too!
It's all part of IU15 and IU12's equitable participation programs. On behalf of the IUs, I will be providing Writers' Workshop and Kid Writing trainings for teachers at Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School. This will be followed by four sessions of in-classroom coaching. Fantastic! In addition, I'll be working with St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Harrisburg and St. Patrick' School in York, PA.
New books are here! I really love each of these books and I'm happy I can share them with kids and teachers. Super Spellers, published by Stenhouse Publishing, trumpets the idea that spelling is for reading. It gives practical ideas for meaningful assessments and powerful word lists, explains strategies that teach kids how to spell (not what to spell), and describes activities that help children focus on sounds, patterns and words, all of which build reading skills. When Walt Disney Rode a Pig and When Neil Armstrong Built a Wind Tunnel are additions to the popular and award-nominated Leaders Doing Headstands series, a set of biographies that chronicle the early lives of great American leaders. Published by Picture Window Books, the biographies show that as children Walt and Neil worked hard and never gave up, as well as got into trouble, led kid adventures, and had a lot of fun!