Starting Off the School Year for Reading Success


Presenter: Linda Zankowsky, EdD
For: Elementary and Teacher Educators
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand 


Following the child to reading independence requires thoughtful planning and consideration as Montessori teachers enter the new school year. Drawing from her work on classroom-based assessment in Montessori schools, Linda will provide an overview of developmental benchmarks in reading and specific ways that Montessori teachers can learn about children in relation to those benchmarks in the first 6 weeks of school. Using this information, you will be better prepared to ensure that your classroom environments and activities support each child’s growth as a reader.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the continuum of literacy development for on track and off track readers.
  • Will be able to match children they teach to the continuum of literacy development.
  • Will have a set of classroom based assessment tools to ensure that they can match children to their place on the continuum.

About the Presenter

Linda S. Zankowsky, EdD, is currently the interim director of the Early Learning Center and associate professor in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, in Newark, DE. Linda is currently the chair of Montessori Works, an organization devoted to expanding accessible Montessori education in Delaware. Prior to this, Linda was a public school principal in Delaware and the former head of school at Wilmington Montessori School in Wilmington, DE.


Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$45/AMS member *Free for all members (PLUS, Basic) members using complimentary PD vouchers

Organizations (Includes up to 15 attendees; each participant will receive their own login.)**
$175/AMS member organization
$235/nonmember organizations

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