Children's Book Author

Poetry

The National Institute for Literacy encourages reading with very young children, “When does a child learn to read? Many would answer kindergarten or first grade. But researchers have found strong evidence that children can begin to learn reading and writing in their earliest years, long before they go to school.”

For struggling readers…

“Poetry is especially suited to fluency practice because poems for children are often short and they contain rhythm, rhyme, and meaning, making practice easy, fun, and rewarding.” Poetry (when the subject matter is appealing) serves to improve both reading and writing skills as its short form enables at-risk students to experience immediate success.” ~ National Institute for Literacy

“One of the keys to helping struggling readers is to provide them with books that they can and want to read.” (Rog & Kropp, 2001) Books with a dual narrative where illustrations and text work interdependently, help the child’s visual, mental and verbal imagination and offer success to children frequently accustomed to failure.”