Shifting Our Thinking to Better Support Readers Who Struggle

Pat Johnson PhotoIf we are to continually improve as teachers of reading, then we must constantly grow our thinking and understandings of how children learn to read. Pat Johnson will share several ways her thinking has shifted in relation to reading process, readers who struggle, assessment that drives instruction, teaching responsively, and how she talks and responds to both students and teachers.

About Pat: Pat Johnson has supported both students and teachers as an elementary reading teacher for 30 years. Most of her career has been in schools with diverse populations in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a Reading Recovery trained teacher and was also an adjunct faculty member for George Mason University. Presently, as a literacy consultant, Pat provides staff development for various school districts across the U. S. and Canada. She is the author of One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time with Struggling Readers and co-author of Catching Readers Before They Fall, both books from Stenhouse.

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