I have been a special education teacher for 17 years. Teaching children to read has been a joy! The Super Readers idea originated while looking for exciting, age appropriate reading strategies for older, struggling readers. The love of Marvel movies helped contribute.
I believe that while teaching basic reading concepts is very important, engaging students with literature that is interesting to them is key, especially with struggling learners. If you can get your students to buy into the idea that learning is fun and valuable, the journey is more enjoyable and productive.
School Teacher of the Year, Reading Teacher of the Year.
I graduated from East Tennessee State with a my undergraduate in Special Education. I have recently (Whoo hoo) finished my masters as a reading specialist from Carson Newman University.
The future goal is to create storyboard comics with these characters. I have hired an artist to help bring the characters in my head to life. (Joe DeSantos, you can find him on Freelance.com)