Practical Classroom Solutions
Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting, engaging fiction and nonfiction, author visits, writing workshops & more!
Fall happenings. It was fun to tape a segment for Good Morning Austin (KTBC7) with literacy expert, spelling guru, and prolific author Dr. Richard Gentry. We talked about how spelling works in the reading brain and gave tips to parents. Now more than ever before, reading research points to instructional practices that work for all students but are especially helpful to those who struggle to read, write, and spell.
Also, it’s been very rewarding to work in Plattsburgh NY (way upstate!) with a team of literacy leaders . These teachers, and their assistant superintendent Carrie Zales, are knowledgeable, hardworking, and tireless in their efforts to create a strong literacy program that references their basal but integrates research-based and validated best practices. Amazing!
Job-embedded model lessons on spelling and reading comprehension
This fall, I'm happy to be teaching once again in St. Stephen's (Harrisburg) and St. Patrick's (York). Over the course of four months, I will provide coaching in the form of model lessons followed by debriefing and reflection. I love working in the schools and I look forward to collaborating with the teachers and administration, as well as being with the students, who never fail to keep me on my toes and make me smile!