Hi, I'm Eva!
I’m a literacy coach who is obsessed with books, and it’s my mission to share my love of reading with as many students as possible.
Once upon a time my reading block consisted of me talking for thirty minutes, students working on guided practice for 15 minutes and independent practice for another 15 minutes. Followed by an hour of guided reading groups.
I thought I was doing a good job because I was keeping students engaged with me. I was afraid that if I let students go and practice too early then they wouldn’t know what they were supposed to do or gasp they might have questions.
I thought they had to be close to me all the time and I had to be overly available for their every need, which equaled hours of direct instruction and very little opportunities for them to actually practice.
At that point in my career I had not yet read anything about students' abilities to sit and get information. I just knew that I was giving a maximum amount of time to my reading block. That’s when I decided to devote my time to learning and experimenting with Reader’s Workshop.
I’ve seen too many teachers struggling with these same things. They aren’t able to share their love of reading with students because they’re overwhelmed trying to implement all the pieces of a Reader’s Workshop program. Together, we can bring the joy back to your reading block for you and your students.