Instructor: Kathy Collins
Elementary School, Grades 1-2
July 27 – July 31
Readers learn to pay attention to the characters in their books, and usually those characters share fun, troubles and adventures with friends. In this reading club, you’ll have the chance to read all kinds of books and talk about them with others, focusing on the question: What does this book teach me about friendship? This Reading Club will help you understand friendships in books and in real life! And it will help you learn how to grow your own ideas about books in a way that you can use when you read other books.
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60 MINUTES EACH
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Instructor Bio: Kathy Collins
Kathy Collins is an international consultant and author of books on teaching students reading skills that lead them to independence, intention and joy as readers including Growing Readers, Reading for Real, and I Am Reading (with coauthor Matt Glover). Teachers flock to her workshops because she’s insightful and funny and, with practical examples and accessible metaphors always up her sleeve, gets concepts across easily. Kathy always wanted to be a teacher. “I used to fantasize about wearing a masking tape roll on my wrist, writing on a chalkboard and collecting book order money.” These days, she says: “I love wrapping my mind around a child in order to figure out how best to meet their learning needs and support their hopes for themselves.” She lives in New Hampshire and has two teenage boys, one of whom has Type 1 diabetes. Kathy likes to read and to run, and is trying to learn how to knit, cook and speak Spanish.