Recorded November 2013
When so much of reading has become about testing and politics, it’s important to get back to what’s fundamental—instilling a love for reading on students who feel beaten down. Mary Ann McGinn, Technology Coordinator and former Special Ed Teacher, will explain how her special education co-op put the joy back into reading for their struggling readers.
Mary Ann shares:
- Strategies that worked to combine the books with plays, movies and curriculum units.
- Student stories and explain how they created a successful book club atmosphere
You will also learn how her district used the Start-to-Finish data collection tools for both student assessment and confidence-building, and how the books fit into their RtI triangle of reading interventions.
About the Presenter
Mary Ann McGinn, a former special education teacher, is currently the Technology Coordinator for the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) in Mt. Prospect, IL. NSSEO provides a wide variety of professional development programs which are rich in research and based in best practices.