Marla Conn is a reading/literacy specialist and an Educational Consultant.
Contact Marla at: email@example.com
After receiving her Masters of Science in Elementary Education/Reading N-12, Marla Conn became a reading specialist in the New York public school system where she taught for 15 years. While there, she worked with teachers on staff development, instructing them in the Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading approach and balanced literacy classroom instruction. She also advised teachers on how to choose appropriate reading materials and properly assign Guided Reading levels to books. Over the past 20 years she has been helping struggling readers build word attack, fluency, comprehension and writing skills, enabling them to become confident learners.
Ms. Conn is a highly regarded educational consultant to many publishers. She has leveled books for: Houghton Mifflin, Penguin, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Publishers, and many more. Her specialized consulting work consists of assigning Guided Reading levels to trade books, writing and developing user guides and lesson plans, and correlating books to curriculum and National Standards. Ms. Conn thoroughly enjoys helping schools to create a more positive learning environment by matching readers with appropriate reading materials.