Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry & the Culture View of Reading

Join Cheryl Urbanczyk and Dr. Kathryn Garforth as the speak about the #RightToRead and the Culture View of Reading when they explore issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. They will be discussing @learnliteracy1 “Culture View of Reading” Infographic.

Resources mentioned in this talk:


By: Cheryl Urbanczyk

Other Resources:

The Right to Read Initiative & Repeated Readings

Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read

Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative. 
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read.  She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.


Twitter: @GarforthEduc

Cheryl Urbanczyk

With over twenty years in the education profession, Cheryl has a wide set of experiences in literacy.  As an educator, she has taught across ages and grades (high school science teacher, elementary homeroom teacher, teacher-leader) in a variety of settings (public, private) in a variety of locations in the US and Canada.

School leadership is also part of her portfolio, with administrative positions in various private and public schools. When her own daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, it led to a decades-long learning and passion to support her child and advocate for others.  Cheryl is currently a Fellow-in-Training with the Orton-Gillingham Academy and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist.

These experiences, both personal and professional, give her a unique expertise to understand literacy, dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities in the wider education context as well as understand the impact of literacy as an equity issue on student success.

Website: Learn Literacy

Twitter: @learnliteracy1

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