Janet Payne

Using the third grade Units of Study for Reading, Ms. Payne will transform her classroom into a richly literate reading workshop where all students will experience success. By attending the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Summer Institute at Columbia University, Ms. Payne will work with like-minded educators to study and further enhance methods of holding students accountable for doing their best work. Upon completing the institute, Ms. Payne will develop classroom structures that support inquiry and share her knowledge with grade level teams in staff development meetings and workshops.