Consulting Services

After years of providing instructional support on my campus, I have made the leap to educational consulting. I am experienced in consulting with instructional coaches to create a plan of action for their school, modeling how to engage teachers in reflective conversations about instructional methods, planning, and data review, as well as best providing trainings in best practices in the areas of literacy. Below are several of the workshops I offer.

In addition to these, I am available for customized consulting services. Together, we can discuss the needs of your campus and work on a plan to grow your school through best practices and STAAR alignment. For training or consulting requests in the El Paso, Texas area, please contact me at (915) 820-6841 or Reading by Genre

Genre study is an incredible experience for teachers and students alike. In Texas, our state standards reflect the importance of understanding and navigating texts of different genres. During this training, teachers learn about the important elements and structures of each genre, including fiction, poetry, drama, literary nonfiction, expository, and persuasive text, as well as strategies to engage students in authentic reading and response to literature. This training includes important TEKS & STAAR connections. Reader's Workshop: A Reading Framework

This training focuses on the different components in an effective reading program, and how to roll them out with students. The purpose and procedures for each component, including shared reading, read aloud, word study, and independent reading are introduced and practiced with teachers.
Guided Reading: Planning & Delivering Thoughtful Lessons

Teachers learn how to plan guided reading lessons around the needs of their students, addressing decoding and comprehension skills, and prompt students to add new reading strategies to their repertoire.
Free Training Tool: Guided Reading Freebie
Training Presentation: Guided Reading Presentation for Elementary Schools
Using Mentor Texts

Mentor texts are an effective method to notice and model writing strategies in all modes of writing. Participants in this training will participate in modeled lessons, try out various writer's craft and strategies, and learn about mentor texts that they can use in their own classrooms.
Teaching Grammar Through Mentor Sentences

Students struggle to acquire grammar concepts and apply them in their own writing when we use traditional instructional strategies. Mentor sentences provides an alternative that works! Learn about how to choose mentor sentences, plan interactive lessons to address the grammar TEKS, and bridge to the STAAR test.
 The Writing Process for narrative writing

During this interactive training, teachers learn about the stages in the writing process and take a piece of their own narrative writing from generating ideas through revision. Teachers benefit from producing their own writing by experiencing what we are asking students to do every day. Narrative writing also serves as a foundation for students to write expository using writer's craft.
 The Writing Process for expository writing

Expository writing is best produced when following the writing process, but many teachers are uncomfortable using the writing process in this genre. This training takes teachers through the writing process by creating their own narrative piece, from generating ideas through revision. This training includes important STAAR connections for expository writing.


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