Elisa Brente-Fair has over 17 years of teaching experience grounded in the belief that reading is the cornerstone for every student to understand, grow and succeed. Elisa's experience with second language learners has inspired her to teach teachers instructional strategies that support language acquisition.
Elisa has initiated and implemented many successful programs to improve the quality of classroom instruction, such as an Early Reading Intervention Program, Multiage Education model and a curriculum that integrates Science and Social Studies into a Comprehensive Literacy Program. As a result, she has been able to contribute to the adaptation of curriculum for statewide standards.
Elisa is currently a National Literacy Consultant and facilitates workshops in the areas of Literacy and Second Language Learners helping teachers implement strategies in their classroom. She is the author of Using Literature Circles and Readers' Workshop to Enhance Comprehension, Differentiating Teaching Strategies to Strengthen the Literacy Skills and Content Comprehension of Your ESL Students and Comprehension: A Professional Development Module.
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Elisa's Tools & Tips
Five Finger Rule [download/view file...]
Instructional Practices [download/view file...]
Strategy Bookmark [download/view file...]
Hot Spot Thinking [download/view file...]
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