Launching literacy stations starts by building K-5 students’ stamina to work independently within The Classroom Library. In this session, Kristi McCullough explains how to implement the 10 steps of independence while building a well-planned and organized Classroom Library.
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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.