After spending ten years teaching second grade, Ann Sharp received a powerful personal revelation directing her to pursue a doctorate degree in educational psychology. As a doctorate student, she won several awards for her research in helping children tutor children and in helping teachers understand the scientific principles of the reading processes. Since graduating, Dr. Sharp has helped home-school parents set up supplemental or comprehensive reading programs in their homes, has been a guest speaker for a series of parent literacy lectures and has taught perspective teachers beginning reading instruction. She is currently the head investigator in a research study concerning spelling instruction in conjunction with the reading processes in Kindergarten, and is part of a team that is developing a rhyming instrument to assess very young children’s ability to rhyme.
What is essential to establish a house of readers? What does a good reading program look like? Are there some programs more effective than others? How will I know? What do I look for in a reading program if my child is struggling? Where can I turn? What or who can I trust? What type of teaching techniques can I use that will work? Benefit from Dr. Sharp’s extensive experience in dealing with these questions and more.