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Starting with Story

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 25th Annual Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference in Illinois.  One of the sessions I attended was led by the brilliant and endearing  455 more words

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I'm Trying to Love Spiders: A Review & Giveaway

When my principal handed me a copy of Bethany Barton’s I’m Trying to Love Spiders, I was intrigued.  She had chosen this book as our Everybody Reads title for the month and I was wondering why.   604 more words

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Information Age

Information is everywhere and informational/explanatory writing was our next focus area within the instructional step, as this type share focus with opinion and narrative writing in the… 1,097 more words

Writing Instruction


Each month, I design and write the content for a monthly newsletter that is sent out to our 3,000+ mailing list. Here are some examples of past newsletters I have made. 6 more words

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Mayor's Office of Education Legacy Report

Mayor’s Office of Education- An Inside Look

This is a PDF version of a printed report I co-headed for the Mayor’s Office of Education.

On this project I wrote content for some of the pages, worked with other organizations to provide content, edited for some grammar and content, as well as worked with a design company to create the overall document.

Informational Writing

Guest Post on Healthy Minds Philly

Recently I had the pleasure of teaming up with Healthy Minds Philly to write a guest blog post on behalf of the Graduation Coach Campaign. In this post I share some resources the Campaign can provide for adults who would like to support the mental health of their students. 13 more words

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Quality Reading Instruction Leads to Better Writing: A Review of Jennifer Serravallo’s Independent Reading Assessment 

When I tested Jennifer Serravallo’s Independent Reading Assessment (Scholastic), I was an immediate believer. Finally, here is a reading assessment that gives rich, clear information about upper grade readers, using an authentic reading task (It is the only reading assessment system to date in which readers read a whole book.  1,147 more words