How Volume of Reading Inspires Students at All Levels
How do you help students become proficient readers? One good way is to trigger students' thirst for knowledge by encouraging them to read deeply and widely on interesting topics that are also being studied in the classroom. As they explore a volume of independent reading, students also develop vocabulary and literacy skills.
But how do teachers successfully integrate a volume of reading into the classroom? Find out in this free webinar.
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David Liben is a senior fellow in the area of literacy and English language arts (ELA) at Student Achievement Partners. David has taught elementary, middle, and high school students in public and private schools as well as community college and has taught teacher preparation courses in New York City and Vermont. Together with Meredith Liben, David founded two innovative model schools in New York City: New York Prep, a junior high school in East Harlem, and, in 1991, the Family Academy, where he served as principal and lead curriculum designer. David synthesized the research behind the Common Core State Standards in ELA, and, with his wife Meredith, was part of the research team that determined the complexity levels for the standards. David holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in school administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Rachel oversees all aspects of developing the Great Minds Humanities curriculum and professional development. She leads a team of teacher–writers who craft coherent, knowledge-rich content. Rachel joined Great Minds in 2015 after serving as vice president, Literacy Content and Instruction, for Scholastic Education. She has more than a decade of experience as a teacher. Rachel began her career teaching third and eighth grade in New York City. She then taught high school world and American literature at a high school in Pittsburgh. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Vassar College, as well as a master's degree in secondary education from Hunter College of the City University of New York.