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Kristin Conradi Smith

Kristin Conradi Smith is an Associate Professor of Reading Education at the College of William and Mary’s School of Education. Her research falls into three strands: (1) better understanding children who struggle with reading; (2) the role of texts in the classroom; and (3) issues related to reading motivation. She has published more than twenty articles and book chapters in journals such as Reading Research QuarterlyEducational Psychology Review, the Reading Teacher, and Reading and Writing Quarterly

Prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2011, she was an elementary school teacher and coach in Camden, New Jersey and Richmond, Virginia. 

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Teach Your Child to Read & Spell

Learning to read and write are critically important goals for all children. Some children achieve these goals with little difficulty and progress rapidly in school. Other children struggle with reading and writing throughout their school years. 

Teach Your Child to Read & Spell is a  tutoring or teacher guide for BeginningReads, FYI for Kids, SummerReads, and Talking Points for Kids texts.

Teach Your Child Lessons: BeginningReads

Tutoring lessons for all 10 levels of BeginningReads. Easy to follow lessons that help students build their vocabulary, writing and comprehension.

These lessons use the BeginningReads student text, and the text-only student text and Reader’s Theater text found in Toolkit for Tutors.