Dana and Sonja speak at literacy conferences and provide professional development for educators, tailoring each presentation and workshop to suit the needs of teachers, schools, and organizations. Their first book, Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning published by Heinemann, has been used by numerous educators and at the university level to help support the literacy work of teachers with their students. Dana and Sonja continue to write and publish books on literacy instruction. Additionally, they have instructed Master’s level courses on how to teach reading and writing at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
What distinguishes Dana and Sonja as educational consultants is that they are teachers first, working each day in their classrooms with students. Therefore, their unique perspectives regarding reading and writing instruction are grounded in authentic, day-to-day teaching experiences. Because they are devoted classroom teachers, they are available for select days and weeks during the school year and throughout the summer to provide coaching and hands-on workshops for a variety of topics. Our areas of expertise include:
- Balanced literacy
- Launching reading/writing workshop
- Teaching literary elements
- Strengthening reading responses with text evidence
- Creating a digital reading workshop
- Constructing digital bins
- Creating flipped lessons for reading/writing workshop
- Creating genre units of study
- Book clubs
For additional information on consulting services and arranging speaking engagements please email us at LitLearnAct7@gmail.com. We look forward to collaborating with you! Follow us on twitter @LitLearnAct
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