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Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting, engaging fiction and nonfiction, author visits, writing workshops & more!
Amelia Earhart Festival
I'm excited to be a guest at the 2022 Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas, July 16. With children's books, concerts, a spiffy new Amelia Earhart Hangar museum, an airshow and fireworks, the festival has something for everyone. At the Saturday morning Breakfast with the Books event, along with author Heather Stemp, I'll be sharing stories about Amelia, who from her earliest years was an adventurous and determined free spirit.
Where the Science of Reading Meets Classroom Practice
My latest teacher resource book, built solidly upon the science of reading, begins with how the brain learns to read and why deficits and difficulties in processing areas can lead to reading difficulties. The book then quickly segues into easy to implement and highly effective Tier 1 instructional practices that help prevent reading difficulties for many children, preK to grade 3. Included in seven chapters are dozens of effective and practice activities, strategies, and routines in the areas of language comprehension, phonology, orthography, and the extended reading of all types of text. Hope you will visit the place where the science of reading meets the art of teaching readers!