Wendy C Kasten Writing and Consulting

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Wendy C Kasten Writing and Consulting
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I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember; I do, and I understand. Chinese proverb
 
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There are many things that parents do, and can do at home which help develop articulate and literate children. This brochure lists suggestions for parents including reading aloud, using current events and TV programs to develop vocabulary, limiting
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This brochure offers succinct information for parents, reading tutors, or teachers who have struggling readers in their classes. Based on years of running a summer reading clinic at my university, I learned that reading problems fit into a few
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Students of all ages love reading scripts, whether they are from plays or intended for reader's theater. This 33 page volume includes 5 scripts, all collected from Southeast Kenya, and not previously published.A teacher named Mshiri John in Kenya
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We all know that reading aloud is the single most critical thing parents or caregivers do to prepare a child for a literate life. Reading aloud teaches a value and love of reading, as well as understandings about how print and stories work. But, we
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Developing readers benefit from repeated readings, and one meaningful, enjoyable way to support repeated readings is with Reader's Theater. Stories are converted to scripts to be read, practiced, and hopefully performed by students. Here is one
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Having literature circles in your secondary reading or English class this year? Sometimes it is difficult getting started with what books to order, or to recommend for students. What you will find here is a bibliography of some strong, high quality
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How to make independent reading EXCITING in your classroom or school? Implement a Book Bistro! Simply, Book Bistro is a set time, maybe every few weeks, for groups of students to sit and talk about what they have been reading with others, in a
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Is evaluating a student's term paper challenging? Perhaps this rubric may help. It is based on 30 years of experience, and being in the writing field, and having published a great deal academically. It is divided into parts such as organization,
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Are you running literature circles or discovery circles in your classes (discovery circles focus on nonfiction)? Are your students keeping literature response journals? Are you looking for a good way to assess and evaluate the journals? Research in
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Professors, are you having students conduct action research in classrooms, clinics, hospitals, agencies, or other professional settings? Do you require a highly professional report to document the research and the professional development that has
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The old Language Experience strategy from decades ago is still a good one, holding up with current theory and effective practices. If you need to tutor someone, of any age, here are directions for implementing a language experience lesson. It's a
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How to make independent reading EXCITING in your classroom or school? Implement a Book Bistro! Simply, Book Bistro is a set time, maybe every few weeks, for groups of students to sit and talk about what they have been reading with others, in a
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This file can be downloaded along, but also goes with the Book Bistro Toolkit. See other file for details.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

A former classroom teacher, Dr. Kasten has taught for 29 years at the University of South Florida and Kent State University as a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy. Kasten has co-authored 8 books and many articles for teachers and/or parents on literacy related topics. She has made many presentations at national and international conferences, and has consulted widely with schools. She was Associate Editor of The Reading and Writing Quarterly for 14 years. She remains active in the International Reading Association and other literacy organizations. Kasten led the IRA's Diversity of Learning Committee from 2011-2014.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist, Experiential learning; Interactive; Student-Centered; inquiry based.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2 Undergraduate teaching awards, Elected into NCRLL (National Council of Researchers in Language and Literacy), and CELT (Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking), President of CELT for 6 years; Member Board of Directors of Children's Literature Assembly.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D. Langugage & Literacy, University of Arizona (1984) M.Ed. Reading, University of Maine (1981) B.A. Elementary Education, Rowan University (1973)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Kasten has done extensive international work with teachers around the world, but especially in Turkey, Taiwan, and Kenya. She is retired to a lovely mid-coast home in Maine.

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