WELCOME Fellow Teachers!!!
UPCOMING Conferences & PRESENTATIONS:
Hope you can join me:
(EXCITING NEWS for South Carolina and North Carolina conferences:
ASHLEY BUMGARDNER-DICKERSON- 5th Grade Teacher
will be my co-presenter there!! Her technology "spin" to my tools is amazing!!)
***Also please check out new READING WONDERS link below.
If you are visiting my website right now it is probably to check for new additions
or to download some of my tools and resources you have heard me share
in a presentation, workshop, or at your school or district. There is always a possibility that what you are
looking may OR may NOT be found here. If you do not find what you were looking for please
CONTACT ME directly...and I can most likely send it to you.
It is impossible to put all of my things online of course....and there are also many
materials that I do reserve for those numerous schools and districts that I am privileged
to be able to work with directly in their classrooms. Having those opportunities to confer with
teachers & students in "real world" classrooms allows me to stay "real"
and to keep my literacy tools and resources current and meaningfully useful!
My website is NOT fancy or "high tech" but it is "FREE" and "Real-World"...
It is hopefully a great site for all of my fellow teacher geeks!!!
I LOVE HEARING from you!! Please give me feedback when you can.
ALSO....I'm extremely excited about an amazing new reading program
An exciting "BRAND NEW" reading "best practice" program.....now officially available from McGraw Hill
Education Group!! This program has been built from the ground up AND is NOT a "remodeled basal
program" but rather a valuable integrated high quality program "built ON the CCSS". As an author on
the program, I can proudly tell you that you will LOVE the way it provides the literature and informational
text resources and support that teachers need with both multiple and varied authentic short reads for
appropriate and strategic CLOSE READING instruction as the KEY to unlock students' abilities to
sustain comprehension in appropriately COMPLEX extended authentic texts also provided.
Check it Out: www.mhreadingwonders.com
The first and ONLY reading program built ON the
Common Core Standards- published from the ground up
"after" the release of the new standards!!!
My COMMON CORE LITERACY TOOLS ARE UNDER THE READING &
WRITING TAB- ALSO...
SEE Pictures of ANCHOR CHARTS & Classroom Best Practices
especially on the ANCHOR CHARTS TAB and throughout....!! :)
Special recognition to some of the schools and districts that Strategies Unlimited, Inc and I already
are OR soon will be working directly with this 2012-13 academic year:
Special "shout out" to the teachers who were in my sessions at the SOUTHEAST EDUCATION
ALLIANCE recently. Thanks for all the positive feedback! Great group for sure!!
CABARRUS COUNTY-NC- Furr Elementary, Wolf Meadows Elementary, Mt Pleasant Elementary, Head
Start & NC Pre-K, Weddington Hills ( especially Ashley Bumgardner-Dickerson's class :) and the 5th
grade team!! Go Wildcats!! ) AIKEN COUNTY- SOUTH CAROLINA - Ridge Spring- Monetta Elementary-
ANDERSON ONE District.... ALAMANACE BURLINGTON SCHOOLS- NC- Newlin Elementary,
Eastlawn Elementary - ROBESON COUNTY-NC Rowland-Norment ; CATAWBA COUNTY-NC- Banoak
Elementary- BURKE COUNTY-NC--
Mull Elementary; GUILFORD COUNTY-NC- Frazier Elementary- MCDOWELL COUNTY-NC-- Pleasant
Garden - WAKE COUNTY- East Garner Elementary- CLEVELAND COUNTY SCHOOLS-NC- ST MARY'S
PUBLIC SCHOOLS- MARYLAND- CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!! Lexington Park
Elementary, Carver Elementary, Green Holly Elementary, and Park Hall Elementary-
RUTHERFORD COUNTY-TENNESSEE- Smyrna Primary School- WILKES COUNTY-NC - SWAIN
COUNTY-NC- and ALL others that are soon to be added!!! If I left anyone off this list please send me and
email to let me know.......as my calendar / schedule is NUTS!!!
|IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN Inquiring about or SCHEDULING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Please
go to "Contact Us" and click in OR send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on availability, fees,
and specific workshop topics offered to individual schools, school districts, regional education alliances, conferences,
and private institutions. My specialty is real world best practices in literacy instruction that works, school improvement,
and overall Best Instructional Practices that Work in grades Pre-K-8th and secondary English/Language Arts as well.
My recent trainings and research also allow me to offer current "real world" professional development and direct
district/school support for successful implementation of the
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS - ELA. I specialize in providing resources that include hands-on engaging
literacy tools for strategically and successfully implementing the CCSS areas
( READING & WRITING) of KEY FOCUS: My expertise in with COMPREHENSION.
ACCESSING COMPLEX TEXTS ; LOCATING & ANALYZING TEXT EVIDENCE ; DEEPER
UNDERSTANDING of COMPREHENSION INSTRUCTION for both LITERATURE & INFORMATIONAL
TEXTS; and COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATIONS in the Real World
Everyday Classroom Pre-k- K-12...
Our professional development district / school support plans can include:
**District / School Professional Development Sessions / Retreats
**Grade Level / Grade Level Span Planning Sessions
**Make-It / Take-It Literacy Tools Sessions
**Demonstration Lessons ( Reading & Writing- CCSS Best Practices) on-site in YOUR classrooms with YOUR
students- with a follow-up debriefing / Q&A time with follow up support sessions / coaching and prioritized consulting
**Layered Coaching Model Crafted to Fit YOUR schools' specific needs
References available upon request-
HOPE to HEAR from YOU SOON!!! Thanks!
My Email is :
Common Core CAN Do !!!!
Multi-Booking- READY to
READ- Building Stamina &
Motivation to Read & Apply
& Practice and Sustain
|Response to Reading
|Independent Student Close
|I gladly share my resources with my fellow educators and will always like to
hear & appreciate any and all feedback about how the tools and resources
work for you in your classrooms/districts!
Please note that my materials are copyrighted so I also ask that you credit
and link any use of my materials back to this website. THANKS!!!