Ellin Oliver Keene inspires me as usual. I was so lucky to hear her speak at a conference this year and then meet her. Her humour and intelligence, teamed with her frankness and understanding of kids inspire me. I have had to do a lot of growing in my understanding of comprehension strategies. From understanding the importance of them, how to teach them, to teaching them in context with good literature to now-when what is important is modelling them constantly in every subject until students know when to use them and why without interrupting their reading. Making sure that readers are reading with metacognition.

Wow I’ve come a long way!! 🙂

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