Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Windy City bound

Hinsdale School District 181 (May 26-28)

I will be in the Chicago suburbs for a couple of days conducting staff development for preK through third grade teachers. The emphasis of the visit will be on teaching beginning reading, writing, and spelling with a heavy focus on beginning writing development and it's importance for learning to read.
Hinsdale School District 181 is one of the best school districts in the Chicago area.

Partnerships in education newsletter, Spring 2010, Volume 4, Number 1

Just received my copy of the Partnership in education, Spring 2010, Volume 4, Number 1 from the College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance in which I was quoted for an article written by Christy Heitger-Ewing,  entitled, How National Standards will Change America's Schools, (pp10-13).

'..."In my 2007 book, Breakthrough in Beginning Reading and Writing, I wrote about the need for a core curriculum and core knowledge for teachers of beginning reading and writing instruction-one specific example of a possible outgrowth of national standards,"notes Gentry....'

Please be sure to check out the article and the rest of the very professional and poignant newsletter put out by the Center for Partnerships to Improve Education. Paula Eglelson, someone with whom I have work for many years is the Editor-in-Chief.

Coming up:

I will be working in the Kingsport City Schools, Kingsport City, TN in the first week of June.

Only a little over  a month or so before the release of Raising Confident Readers. Due out July 12.

Looking forward to some R & R next week as I join friends in Baltimore for an Orioles/Red Sox game at Camden Yards. Should be fun.

Look for my next post when we will continue with the series on "Do all children learn to read the same way."

Until then, keep on reading...

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