Nationally recognized educator, author, and presenter, Sharon Taberski is a leader in the field of early reading instruction. A classroom teacher for 28 years, Sharon currently works in school districts throughout the country helping teachers set up reading and writing workshops and think systematically about how to best accomplish their goals. She also presents keynotes and seminars throughout the US and Canada.
In her latest book, Comprehension from the Ground Up, Sharon cuts through the pressurized, strategy-overloaded, fluency-crazed atmosphere surrounding reading instruction to lay out reading and workshop practices that are most effective in the primary grades. The companion DVD, Lessons from the Ground Up, shows Sharon in the classroom, modeling effective ways to develop comprehension in real-life classroom settings through exemplary teaching techniques.
Sharon is also the author of It’s ALL About Comprehension, Teaching K-3 Readers from the Ground Up, a six-hour DVD set for long-term staff development that shows how to re-envision comprehension instruction through rich and varied comprehension-building experiences. Sharon’s On Solid Ground: Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3 revolutionized the way primary teachers approach reading and remains a classic in the field.
Sharon's interests include:
Books and Multimedia
–Nell K. Duke,
Michigan State University
–Shelley Harwayne, founding principal of the Manhattan New School