videostillMichele Dufresne is a literacy consultant and author of many children’s books. Michele first discovered her passion for teaching reading as a classroom teacher, and later earned her Ed.D. and became a reading specialist and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. Michele is the co-founder of Pioneer Valley Books where she has published over 600 titles for developing readers. She is also the author of Word Solvers: Making Sense of Letters and Sounds (Heinemann 2002), Literacy Wings; An Early Literacy Intervention (Pioneer Valley Educational Press 2008), and Bookbuilder Vol. 1-III: Software for beginning readers (Literacy Footprints 2002).

With the growing multitude of reading and writing programs being handed off to beginning teachers, Michele has continued her pursuit of helping teachers by providing simple and clear ways to navigate the world of teaching reading. Between common core state standards, guided reading assessments, response to intervention, and phonemic awareness, Michele has a knack for breaking down the barrier of entry, and drawing teachers back in to the heart of the matter: teaching children to read.


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