3 Steps for Making Early Learners Independent Writers

Join early literacy expert and reading specialist, Cathy Collier as she discusses step-by-step ideas for developing independent writing lessons. Students need clear and explicit directions in writing, but setting up the routines in the classroom and their materials is key. When students aren't afraid to write and have appropriate writing anchors in the room, the students are able to write
​​​​​​​independently with ease. 

  • Cathy Collier

    Cathy Collier has been an educator for more than 30 years, with a variety of roles, most notedly as a kindergarten teacher and reading specialist for K-2 Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools with Chesapeake Public Schools. Cathy has spoken at numerous state and national conferences and is a member of several leading literacy associations. Cathy has received numerous accolades for her work, most recently as a Darden Fellow at Old Dominion University (her alma mater) for her contributions to literacy.

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