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Literacy Mentor Paula Bourque

IMG_3304Paula Bourque-District Literacy Coach

Hi, I'm Paula Bourque, the district's instructional coach for literacy at all 4 elementary schools.  I'm embarking on my 30th year of teaching and I am passionate about reading and writing. I work directly with classroom teachers on instructional strategies, assessing students, and designing units of study to best meet the needs of all children. I also create and present professional development workshops for teachers in the district and work on creating and implementing curriculum and assessments.  When I'm not working in Augusta schools I teach graduate courses, present at national conferences, and write professional books for teachers. My first book Close Writing: Developing Purposeful Writers in Grades 2-6 was published with Stenhouse in 2016. I am working on a new book to incorporate more Quickwrites to help our students become stronger writers. Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about literacy in our district. I am dedicated to supporting the literacy learning of all students, teachers, and parents. 
Please visit my WEBPAGE webpage

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