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Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting, engaging fiction and nonfiction, author visits, writing workshops & more!
New Books to Inspire Readers!
I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Reptile Adventure, my first crop of published children's books since the pandemic! The six-book series, designed with reluctant readers in mind, features gripping graphics and fascinating facts about amazing, beautiful and sometimes deadly reptiles, such as Gila monsters, alligators, crocodiles, and Komodo dragons. Published by Black Rabbit Books, you'll be able to find the entire set of books (or individual titles) at blackrabbitbooks.com/collections/bolt, as well at big name book suppliers like Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Melding the Science of Reading, Teaching Techniques and Classroom Activities
My 2021 resource book continues to pick up steam in 2023. Featured in professional development from Texas and Missouri to Pennsylvania and New York, the book lays out how reading arises in the brain and why reading difficulties occur. Next come numerous easy to implement, highly effective Tier 1 instructional practices that help all children learn how to read, especially those who struggle the most. Included in the book's seven chapters are important teaching techniques all teachers should use, as well as dozens of effective and practical activities, strategies, and routines in the areas of language comprehension, phonology, orthography, and extended reading. I hope you will pick up this important book and visit the space where the science of reading meets the art of teaching readers!