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Early Literacy Consulting in Schools 

 

Kindergarten through 3rd grade are critical years in the development of reading and writing skills. Being able to read, write, and speak are essential skills to thrive in life. Many teachers of early grades have had minimal training in teaching their students to read. If they have had training, this often a 1, 2 or weeklong workshop where they are expected to return to the classroom and apply what they have learned.  However, once back in the classroom, teachers often need support to put into practice what they have learned. I effectively guide schools to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the implementation of structured literacy programs. I provide targeted literacy instructional coaching for elementary teachers, reading specialists and special education teachers. This coaching focuses on integrating all parts of literacy instruction (phonological awareness, phonics, reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary) into a cohesive structure. I also work with school leaders to help them understand the scope and sequence of teaching early literacy skills.

 

A key component to student progress is assessing how a student is currently doing and using this data to inform instruction. I also guide schools in how to implement progress monitoring systems to track student’s literacy progress, so that student progress can be monitored weekly, monthly and annually. 

 

Services: 

 

  • Effectively guide schools to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the implementation of structured literacy programs 

 

  • Support schools in how to implement progress monitoring systems to track student’s literacy progress, on a weekly, monthly and annual basis 

 

  • Provide targeted literacy instructional coaching for elementary teachers, reading specialists and special education teachers. This coaching focuses on integrating all parts of literacy instruction, (phonological awareness, phonics, reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary), into a cohesive structure

 

  • Work with school leaders to help them understand the scope and sequence of teaching early literacy skills to best meet the needs of their student population

 

  • Provide professional development workshops in the areas of: 

    • Phonological Awareness 

    • Phonics

    • Integration of all strands of literacy instruction (phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, reading comprehension, spelling)

 

How it Works: 

  1. Needs Assessment of the School/Strategy development  

  2. Can include teacher observation 

  3. Modeling, Co-teaching  

  4. Guided practice, Independent practice 

  5. Regular Debriefing sessions