Dr. Julie Kozisek is a Professor of Education at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, where she teaches literacy courses to undergraduate and graduate students. She also serves as the Director of Elementary Education and Career Education. Her areas of expertise included balanced literacy practices, writing instruction infusing the writing process, writing workshop and the traits of writing and authentic assessment practices. Julie works with schools across the state of Nebraska to provide professional staff development, as well as presenting at the national, state, and local levels. Julie also works for BER — the Bureau of Education and Research as a professional speaker.
- How to motivate a middle school reader 09/25/2017Common Sense MediaIn the early grades, parents and teachers focus on teaching kids how to read. As kids get older, we hope they'll want to read. Reading for pleasure has lots of benefits. It builds vocabulary and improves reading comprehension, writing, spelling, grammar, and knowledge of the world. It also boosts test scores. But as […]Reading Rockets
- Poetry for Kids Who Are 'Just No Good at Rhyming' 09/25/2017Some people have an aversion to poetry. They think it's got rules. You know, like, it's got to rhyme. Moon, June, croon a tune to a raccoon and an old spittoon. Blah, blah, blah. Chris Harris, who's never written a children's book before, has produced a new book that children may enjoy so much, they […]Reading Rockets
- Why Kids Love Being Scared, According to a Famous Children's Author 09/25/2017Sandra Boynton, the creator of an empire built on whimsical greeting cards (by some estimates she has sold more than 500 million) and board books, has in more recent years branched out into kids music. Her most recent album Hog Wild!, for example, features Samuel L. Jackson as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. All the artists' and […]Reading Rockets