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June 21, 2018

Questioning is key to delving deeply into a text. Curiosity creates a strong desire in the reader to find the answers to his or her questions.  At the same time, questioning is one of the most challenging tasks that teachers encounter. How to ask questions that encoura...

March 20, 2018

My older daughter has cerebral palsy. As time has passed her ability to chew and swallow has diminished so that now she eats only pureed foods. Yet she holds onto strong food choices.

One of her favorite weekend activities is shopping at Whole Foods. There we buy fruit...

January 18, 2018

The draft of this blog post has nested in my Google drive for a long time. In my varied professional roles as teacher educator, administrator, literacy coach, I write a lot. Emails to students and faculty, grant applications and reports, articles reporting research fin...

November 30, 2017

I’ve recently returned from NCTE, a conference I hadn’t been to since 2008 when I presented work from my dissertation. A group of us from READ East Harlem were presenting—three specialists and four second grade teachers. I’ll write another post about our presentation a...

July 7, 2017

We are so excited to share our work. We are a group of educators from Hunter College and teachers from District 4 in NYC working together through a grant from the New York Community Trust. Our project is called READ East Harlem /  Hunter College. In a nut shell the lit...

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September 4, 2018