Christine Lagatta
   
Christine Lagatta is a literacy consultant with over fifteen years of experience working with teachers and administrators specializing in the areas of reading and writing. She brings her passion for children, enthusiasm for teaching, practical approach, and love of reading and writing to classrooms and school districts nationwide. Her goal is to bring effective, independent, differentiated, rigorous writing and reading workshops to all children as well as foster a lifelong love of reading and writing.

For the past seven years, Christine has been a staff developer with the Teachers College Columbia University Reading and Writing Project, under the direction of Lucy Calkins. Christine taught both advanced and beginner sections at summer institutes and presented numerous calendar day workshops on a variety of topics. She also led study groups for principals, assistant principals, literacy coaches, as well as teacher leaders. As a nationwide staff developer, Christine has provided curriculum development, staff development in reading and writing instruction, and instructional leadership for numerous teachers and schools. She also assisted Lucy Calkins in teaching Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom at Teachers College Columbia University for two semesters and has presented at the NCTE convention.

Prior to becoming a Reading and Writing Project staff developer, Christine taught a variety of elementary grades at P.S. 6 in New York City’s District Two as well as at private schools in New Jersey. Her classroom was often a lab site for staff developers as well as a model classroom for visitors around the country. Christine was awarded her masters degree from Teachers College Columbia University in curriculum development with a concentration in reading and writing.
    Possible Topics
  • Introduction to reading and writing workshop
  • Conferring
  • Practical help and problem solving
  • Assessments
  • Developing and differentiating units of study
  • Genre studies
  • Planning a yearlong curriculum in reading and writing
  • Supervision in the writing and reading workshops
  • Ways to support teachers
  • Writing and reading in the content areas
  • Planning an effective read aloud
  • Classroom libraries
  • Book Clubs
  • Introduction to balanced literacy
  • Building community and classroom management


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