Steve W. Dunn - Educational Consultant
For more info: 714-357-1253
Steve W. Dunn- Author, Curriculum Developer,
Keynote Speaker, Staff Developer
Interested in learning more about consulting services?
Writing Workshop and Educational Consulting
Professional Educational Services Offered:
K-12 Professional Development in:
Reading, Writing, Expository Research, Nonfiction Strategies, Spelling Vocabulary & Grammar/Skill Development, Coaching, Gradual Release, and Student Engagement that is Standards Aligned
Staff Development Audiences:
Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Principals, and Leadership Teams
Strategy Based Instruction (SBI) assists teachers in understanding the symbiotic relationship between skills and strategies. Teachers have many resources for teaching skills: worksheets, graphic organizers and organizational tools, activities, etc. but they have minimum resources to help with the transfer of skills to strategies. When students are introduced to skills, they are temporal and will be forgotten UNLESS these skills are used on a recursive basis AND with purpose. SBI staff development focuses on how to combine skills and strategies to solve reading, writing, spelling, and grammar problems. The intended goal is for students to select appropriate strategies (which includes previously taught skills and strategies), monitor progress, and produce an example of the new strategy.
Our Educational Consulting extends across the United States.
Research on ELL and Writing
Author, Keynote Speaker, Teacher, Consultant, Coach, Program Evaluator, Former Principal
An intervention program geared towards grades 3rd - 12th students, ELL (level 3 and up), Title, and Special Education. The program is designed to help fill in the missing phonics, grammar, vocabulary, and meaning pieces. This program is in alignment with the Science of Reading. Check the website for more information.
A guide to teaching and applying writing using the gradual release of responsibility process and a variety of literacy tools that deepen comprehension and content knowledge (updated from Secondary Writing Teacher Guide).
2nd-8th Reading Comprehension Teacher Guide
A guide to teaching comprehension using the gradual release of responsibility for grades 2nd - 8th. Included are sample scripts, graphic organzers and a rubric to help assess students in small group. Each strategy includes an overview, definition, and purpose(s) of why we teach the strategy.