6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading Into Your Classroom
About the Course
Are you looking for ways to bring the Science of Reading into your current curriculum? This book study of Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom will give you actionable ways to enhance your current reading instruction. Reading topics that will be covered include comprehension, phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, cueing system, and texts for beginning readers. The class will give you a menu of options to show your learning. Through discussions and assignments, you will apply your learning into your classroom immediately.
- Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates
Rachel Graham is the MTSS Coordinator for Estes Park Elementary who works with teachers within her school and across the district to increase student achievement. This includes implementing academic and behavior intervention plans, support for English Language learners and support for gifted learners. In addition, Rachel provides instructional support for teachers, is the Internal Coach for Reading Corps and the leader of several Professional Learning Communities throughout the district. After spending almost twenty years in education, Rachel is very much in tune with what it’s like to be in the classroom day to day and what educators need to be successful.
Rachel started as an elementary classroom teacher and rose to a leadership position in her school district after being recognized for her successes in the classroom, working with fellow colleagues and taking on opportunities to give voice to teachers at the state level. She recently served on the READ Plan Working group that concluded with recommendations to the State Board of Education and legislature. Rachel is also a National Board Certified teacher in the area of Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts.
Rachel holds a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education and a MA in Reading, both from the University of Northern Colorado.