Recognize and examine the four different stages of reading and the characteristics of readers that fit each stage. After explaining the four stages, Kristi McCullough offers strategies for compiling data, planning meetings, and getting organized for small-group instruction.
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Teachers love the authentic, “from-the-trenches” insight that Kristi McCullough offers during her professional development sessions with K-5 teachers. Her own experience as a reading and writing teacher and literacy coach provide the perfect backdrop for Kristi to share practical ways to deliver research-based best practices.
As a full-time literacy consultant with Smekens Education, Kristi has worked with thousands of teachers across the United States delivering regional seminars and customized on-site school trainings that focus specifically on teaching reading.
In addition, she is also the author of the “6-Week Planning Guide for Launching the 90-Minute Reading Block,” a popular resource for K-5 teachers.
Kristi wore many hats in public schools for 13 years during which time she was trained in Reading Recovery® and many other well-known instructional models.
She is passionate about helping teachers implement a balanced literacy approach focused on real-life, purposeful literacy activities that result in improved student achievement.