Michele Van Der Veen: My Journey to Structured Literacy
Resources mentioned in this talk:
Focus on Phonemic Awareness
A Comprehensive Resource to Screen, Teach, and Remediate Phonemic Awareness.
The Right to Read Initiative & Repeated Readings
Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
Michele van der Veen has been an educator in Waterloo Region since 2004 and is currently teaching in a Grade 1/2 classroom. She is passionate about teaching reading in a systematic and explicit way to meet the needs of all learners. She promotes her love of reading to all who will listen. Michele has taken courses through Tools 4 Reading, IMSE Comprehensive Literacy And IDA Ontario and is interested in pursuing more learning around structured word inquiry.
Michele lives with her husband and two children in Kitchener and loves spending time together playing games, swimming or taking her dog for a walk.
You can find Michele on twitter @MrsM_vanderveen.