Literacy is fundamental to success. There are thousands of approaches to help students become more literate, and I have focused on a few. I have been trained in Teacher’s College’s Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop (that was a lot of possessives!) methodologies, and blend in several other influences. I like Kelly Gallagher’s Deeper Reading. I also use my colleague, Anna Citrino, and her wonderful blog to inform my instruction.
I ask students to slow down, go inside a story, and read deeply. I start with a fiction, and spiral out into a non-fiction literacy unit.


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