Reading and Literacy:

Ranell Wakefield is the NUES Reading and Language Arts Specialist. 

  • Help identify school, teacher, and student needs
  • Help identify the things that are working
  • Meet with reading coaches/specialists
  • Research resources and programs
  • Provide information on trainings, workshops, inservices
  • Support/train STAR program
  • Introduce the STAR parent/home program
  • Facilitate discussion groups/teams
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Model reading strategy lessons (as staff inservice or in the classroom)
  • Model writing lessons (as staff inservice or in the classroom)
  • Help set up writing programs
  • Classroom scheduling
  • Reading group organization
  • Reading group management
  • Writing instruction organization and management
  • Center ideas
  • Work in the classroom
  • Diagnostic testing support
  • DIBELS testing
  • DIBELS conferencing
  • Writing Six Traits
  • Provide Professional Development Opportunities
  • Provide Classroom Visit opportunities for teachers
  • Listening ear
  • Researcher for identified needs and questions
  • Read with students
  • Work in small groups with students
  • Conference with students about reading/writing
  • Track down instructional tools—videos, materials, ideas
  • Mentoring teachers/reading staff
  • Contact Ranell at to arrange professional development activities.


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