For Educators

Once Upon Series

  Your students struggle to read and understand their science textbook. But you are a science teacher–you already have more content to teach than you could possibly address in a year. This book has the answer: research-based learning-cycle lessons that address key content while helping students develop as science readers. Purchase:  Life Science   NSTA … Continue reading Once Upon Series

Staff Development (6-12)

Some of my most joyful moments have come as I’ve watched teachers become more confident in their skills–especially in the areas of reading, writing, and student-centered science teaching. See below for typical presentations; I will tailor any of them to the needs of your school or district.  The Un-common Core: Give teachers the basic tools … Continue reading Staff Development (6-12)

Staff Development (K-5)

Do you want to integrate reading and science instruction? Are your kids struggling to write about science and social studies? Would you like your science teaching to be more hands-on and meaningful? I will work with your school or district to address the issues facing your teachers and students.   Here are some descriptions of … Continue reading Staff Development (K-5)

Author Visits

I love sharing reading, writing, and science with learners of all ages–in assemblies, writing workshops, STEM days, Title 1 and family science nights! Current Presentations: Purr-fect Research is so Dog-gone Fun!: Research is the most fun part of being a nonfiction writer. Students can learn to love it, too! In this presentation, I will share … Continue reading Author Visits

Credentials and Pricing

Credentials: I hold a Ph.D. in science education with a focus on reading and writing science text.This is critical for my staff development offerings, but also for my author visits. Every presentation I give is steeped in years of study and practice in how students learn. I’m not doing a “science show” with a bunch … Continue reading Credentials and Pricing

Recent Presentations

If you were at a recent presentation and are looking for copies of the materials, find your event below: [NSTA Atlanta: NSTA 2018 presentation] [Science Writing Workshop, WIK, March 11: Science Writing Workshop Powerpoint] [Henry County, Nov 7: Earth Science Presentation; Life Science Presentation] [TASL 2017: Curiosity Meets the Printed Page]