My educational path started many years ago as a classroom teacher in New York City, New York. There, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration from St. Joseph's College and Master of Science in Education from long Island University.
Education has dominated my life for over twenty years and I am still excited to embrace new ideas every year.
There are many paths to teaching reading. I am choosing tailored- made lessons for the six, seventh and eight grade students because the instructions will be provided through teacher interaction with students using authentic, meaningful texts, and direct explicit instruction in reading/ writing workshops. Some essential components of the workshops include the following:
- a safe place for students to feel comfortable with their literacy strengths and weaknesses
- a literacy-rich environment, which includes space and materials to pursue growth in literacy skills
- a time for reading aloud, including books for students to read and use as models for their own writing
- explicit instruction based on identified needs, embedded in authentic literacy activities, through mini lessons or conferences
These reading techniques will promote critical thinking and discussion among students as they explore the world of literature.
This year, my goal is to encourage all students to develop a passion for reading as they become lifelong learners.