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Our overarching goal is to assist children in becoming proficient readers and writers.

The Four Agreements

In literacy education, one of our central aims is to help children grow to become independent and proficient readers. In fact, with the evolution of instructional standards over the past few years, “independent and proficient” has almost become cliche. But it is worth really considering these terms. Think about student independence and proficiency for a…

Keeping the End in Mind: Thinking About Instruction

While there is a well-established practice of opening a lesson by telling students what you are going to teach them, it is important that we are thoughtful and intentional about this “what” in each lesson. One of the bedrock principles of Who’s Doing the Work thinking is that we keep the end in mind. The…

Keeping the End in Mind

Whenever we aim to accomplish something, it begins with a seed of an idea and a vision for what that idea can grow into with consistent attention. We start by setting our sights on the thing that we want and figuring out how we’re going to get there. Usually, in the beginning when the goal…

What Teachers are Saying...

This is a book that needed to be written…

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

2016-07-27T11:29:54+00:00

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

Reading Wellness reminds us that nothing is more essential to our classrooms than caring for our children’s minds, beliefs, and passions. It is a prescription for student-centered instruction in the truest sense.

Christopher Lehman

2016-07-27T11:39:42+00:00

Christopher Lehman

So many people have said that your session was the best staff development that we have had at our school – we all desperately want you to come back…

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

2016-07-27T11:41:06+00:00

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

They came in with ideas and lessons that have empowered the teachers to revisit their ‘inner teacher’ and opened the door to creative thinking again. As one teacher stated, ‘What better way to spend my day!

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

2016-07-27T11:42:23+00:00

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

The logic of its argument is all but impossible to deny. Burkins and Yaris make their call to change hard to resist.

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)

2017-04-05T13:49:53+00:00

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)