Wheelock College (Early childhood edu.)
Lesley University (Other)
Hello! My name is Susan and I have a passion for reading and writing books. This passion extends into teaching children. Their understanding of literacy actually begin as babies when they are read to by their parents. Learning specific early literacy skills begins in preschool or ages 3-4, and continues in Kindergarten and every succeeding year. Research has proven that success in reading and writing as students is dependent upon those early literacy skills: learning their letters and sounds, experiences writing letters, listening to a variety of types of books - including poetry and engaging in conversation about them, drawing pictures of responses to books or their personal life and dictating the details to their teacher who writes down the child's exact words, making their own books, experiences with rhyming sounds, and so much more.
I have a Bachelor's degree and experience in teaching early childhood education and children with moderate special needs. My Master's degree is as a reading specialist. I have extensive experiences teaching in elementary schools as well as in a private kindergarten and an inner city preschool. I also have certification in Reading Recovery, a program that focuses on first grade children at risk of falling below grade level in learning to read. I am currently taking graduate courses to earn re-licensure in all three areas. My main area of focus and expertise is working with children ages 3-5 in gaining pre-literacy skills, as well as, reinforcing literacy learning with children in grades K-3. I have many games and activities, as well as an extensive collection of a wide variety of picture books, which I use in my teaching. I want children to feel successful, so I plan activities which are fun while also educational. I keep extensive notes on skills learned and needed, according to the state guidelines. Let me get your child off to a great and successful start to loving books and writing! Hello! My name is Susan and I have a passion for reading and writing books. This passion extends into teaching children. Their understanding of literacy actually begin as babies when they are read to by their parents. Learning
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