Hi, I'm Savannah!
I was raised in a balanced literacy world. I have two master’s degrees in elementary education—both were steeped in balanced literacy. In 2019, I was Orton-Gillingham trained and thus began my journey towards structured literacy and more evidence-based practices. I know how hard it can be to make the shift when you feel like everything you’ve ever been taught is wrong. But I’m here to remind you that you have SO much knowledge, and getting started is easier than you think. Join me: let’s journey together to help ALL kids have literate lives.
You're here because...
You want to implement the Science of Reading, but you don’t know where to start. You’re the only person in your district who believes in structured literacy, and you feel alone. Or maybe you’re a parent who feels like their child isn’t getting the education they deserve. The bottom line is you are here because you know how vitally important it is that all our children learn to read. All children deserve to have a life that is unhindered by their ability to read.
I'm here to make it easier for you.
Wherever you are in your journey, welcome. I aim to make reading research accessible and evidence-based practices easy to implement. I read the reading research to help make the Science of Reading available to all. I write about ways you can implement phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension into your lessons.
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