Improving Academic Achievement

Sep 2008 (3)
My name is Susan Evans and I am serving as a Professional Development Coordinator for ESU 10.  I have also accepted the responsibility of acting as the Title 1 contact.  I promise to work hard to provide you, the Title 1 teachers, with the support you need and the support you were accustomed to receiving from Kim Jonas.

My passion is reading and the teaching of reading.  The last three years of my career was spent as a literacy coach for the North Platte Public Schools.  I was very fortunate to attend many trainings from national experts and I have done research on my own to keep abreast of the issues in reading education.  It will be a pleasure for me to work with others that share that same passion for reading and student learning.

Our fall meeting is scheduled for October 7th from 9 until 2 at ESU 10 in Kearney.  You can now register on ODIE.  Julie Everett and I will be facilitating the meeting and we are very anxious to meet all of you and we hope we have a productive day.  We plan on sharing Title 1 information as well as a session on vocabulary instruction.  We will share strategies to teach the pronunciation of difficult to read words and strategies to teach the meaning of critical, unknown words.  You may want to bring your reading manual or an article that you will be working with the following week so that we can design a vocabulary lesson to take back with you to use with your students.

We look forward to seeing all of you at our meeting and learning from you.  If you need anything before that time please feel free to call me at 308-237-5927 or email me at  I hope you have a great school year.
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Here are the Building Readers newsletters for October 2008 in English (en) and Spanish (es).  These newsletters were created to help you provide the resources parents need to help their child become outstanding and enthusiastic readers.

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Here are the Helping Children/Students Learn newsletters from October 2008 for Elementary (elem), Middle School (ms), and High School (hs).  These newsletters were created to help you help parents take an active role in their child's education.


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