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Kathy is currently an educational consultant and member of the NCTE Consulting Network. She spent 27 years as a classroom teacher and librarian in the Pacific northwest. Kathy served as the elementary representative-at-large on the NCTE executive board from 1997-1999 and, as a member of the NCTE staff, served as Associate Executive Director for Elementary and Middle Levels from 1999"“2005.
Kathy has authored chapters in Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers (Heinemann, 1995) and Beyond Reading and Writing: Inquiry, Curriculum and Multiple Ways of Knowing (NCTE, 2000).
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this lesson students explore a number of sources to create a biographical timeline about a selected person. Students collaboratively research and resolve conflicting information they find during their investigation.
Grades K – 1 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates’ names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.
Grades K – 5 | Professional Library | Book
The authors offer theory-into-practice techniques, insight into how such a curriculum actually worked on a day-to-day basis, suggestions on how educators can better support and understand their students, and, insights the authors gained by undertaking this inquiry.