I have been an elementary school teacher for six years, five in kindergarten and one in fifth grade. I currently teach ELA and science to fifth graders in Proctor Minnesota. Reading (and reading education) are my passions!
I am adamantly opposed to Basal/Core reading programs and have yet to use one in my six years of teaching. Quite frankly, I believe they miss the mark for most students and commit what Kelly Gallagher calls "Readacide," or "the systemic killing of the love of reading." I believe literacy instruction needs to be authentic and should not be focused around passing a test! (I also oppose standardized testing-you won't see test prep packets in my store!)
Certified Elementary Education K-6, Social Studies 5-8. Minor in Special Education LD, undergrad certificate in Teaching With Tech. Completing a Masters Degree in Reading Instruction
B.A in Elementary Ed, with minors in Special Education and Social Studies Education. Completing a Masters Degree in Reading Instruction.
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