I am so honored to have been asked by Kirby Larson to be a guest on her Teacher Tuesday feature. I'm so appreciative of Kirby's support of teachers and spreading the word of some of the things we're all working so hard to do in our classrooms for our students.
When Kirby asked me what I wanted to talk about, I of course knew that I would have to share how I incorporate choice reading in my classroom to engage and motivate my students in reading. If you'd like to read more about it, head over to Kirby's blog.
Jillian Heise, NBCT, is the National Literacy Consultant for BALB Literacy Consulting: Building a Love of Books & Bringing a Literacy Balance.
Combining her passion for teaching reading and writing with her expertise in literacy best practices, she consults with schools and districts to provide professional development in all areas of literacy instruction.
Jillian taught 7th & 8th grade language arts in the Milwaukee area for eleven years to diverse groups of students. She is an enthusiastic advocate for students to have choice in what they read, while supporting teachers in using best practices in readers/writers workshop to engage and motivate all students.
She also brings her literacy expertise and passion for books to her role as Chair of the WSRA Children’s Literature Committee.
You can find Jillian online at Heise Reads & Recommends and twitter @heisereads.
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