Practical Classroom Solutions
Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting, engaging fiction and nonfiction, author visits, writing workshops & more!
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!
Books That Inspire Young Readers to Read
My new biographies are here, just in time for the start of school. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman justice to serve on the Supreme Court, and Bill Gates is famous for Microsoft and philanthropy work. But do you know what Ruth and Bill were like as a kids? These playful stories, beautifully illustrated by Daniela Volpari and Jeffery Ebbeler, focus on the childhoods of two great American leaders, helping young readers connect with historic figures and inspiring them to achieve their own greatness. For more info on my books, visit this site's "Kid's Books & More" page.