Professor of Reading. Specialist in classroom planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons on different aspects of literacy. Former elementary school teacher helped develop a reading series for reluctant young readers, geared especially for boys as research shows they struggle with reading more so than girls. Author and co-author of several books including "Literacy Lessons to Help Kids Get Fit and Healthy," "Don't Speed! Read! 12 Steps for Smart and Sensible Fluency Instruction," "Listen Hear! 25 Ways to Enhance Listening Comprehension," "25 Essential Language Arts Strategies to Help Striving Readers Succeed," and "Accessible Assessment: How 9 Sensible Techniques can Power Data-driven Reading Instruction." Opitz shares tips to encourage young readers at http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=1302.
Classroom planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons on different aspects of literacy.
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