Sunday, March 14, 2021


Get a discount code for 20% off of my new book, Story Frames for Teaching Literacy, in my March and April Newsletters when you join my MAILING LIST. You may unsubscribe at any time. You will also receive a free fill-in-the-blank story template called Travel Trouble.

I'm also excited to announce that I will be holding a live online Coffee Chat with Brookes Publishing on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 1:00 - 1:45. Register HERE. The description from Brookes is below:

Presented by: Carolee Dean, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT, Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Academic Language Therapist, Dyslexia Therapist Age range: Upper elementary (3–5) Who this chat is for: teachers, speech-language pathologists, dyslexia tutors, and therapists Analyzing and creating stories can boost critical literacy skills for all learners—and this engaging and informative coffee chat will show you how. Presented by Carolee Dean, author of the new book Story Frames for Teaching Literacy, this must-see chat introduces you to the twelve elements found in almost all stories and reveals how to teach these elements effectively to your students. Through an overview of the book, Dean will emphasize ways you can use narratives to help students with a variety of learning objectives, such as improving comprehension, written language, and other key skills. ATTENDEES WILL: • Learn the underlying structure present in almost all stories—and explore how to effectively teach this structure to students to improve comprehension

• Understand how using the context of a story facilitates vocabulary development

• Explore how teaching self-questioning (and other strategies) improves both comprehension and written language

• Discover activities that will inspire even the most reluctant writers


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