Kimberly has been an educator for over 25 years. She actively seeks to improve instructional effectiveness, the learning environment, and integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. She currently serves as an education consultant and is completing No Tears for TIers, a must-have book about implementing Common Core vocabulary, which will be published by Solution Tree Press later this year.
Today is Global Read Aloud Day. A day to celebrate the joy of reading aloud. Today, I charge you with encouraging others - students, teachers, friends, neighbors, partners, and family members - to read aloud. Read aloud to children, partners, pets - hear and celebrate language of all sorts. Since … Read More.
A few months ago, I posted a blog featuring the many (countless) reasons to read. Kelly Muldoon, a teacher, recently forwarded me pictures of several bulletin boards she created featuring both reasons to read (from the blog post) and accompanying book jackets to help inspire students to read. Great … Read More.
February 15, 2015 By Kimberly
The quest to implement the best instructional program to teach reading consumes a countless amount of energy along with considerable human and financial resources. And for good reason. Learning to read is paramount to success in school and achievement in life. The New York Times published an … Read More.
January 7, 2015 By Kimberly
Informational text has received much attention with the shift, in many states, to the Common Core standards. Sometimes teachers and students lump nonfiction and information text together. While that's not all together incorrect, informational text serves a specific purpose. Informational text serves … Read More.
December 31, 2014 By Kimberly
2014 has been a great year for improving literacy learning. Practices such as close reading have become commonplace as teachers become more comfortable with selecting text selections and materials appropriate for deeper reading. New professional literacy resources such as Reading Wellness by Jan … Read More.