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Linda Hoyt

Brief Biography

Linda Hoyt has many years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title I teacher, Title I Coordinator, staff developer and curriculum developer. Her special love is creating environments where fiction and nonfiction literacy thrive and children are empowered as readers, thinkers and decision makers. She is currently working as a full time author/consulting teacher supporting staff development in districts across the country where she has the opportunity to support teachers, readers and writers at work in their own classrooms. Ms. Hoyt has created numerous professional books and video programs which include: Revisit, Reflect, Retell; Snapshots; Make It Real; Exploring Informational Texts; Spotlight on Comprehension; Navigating Informational Texts; Mastering the Mechanics, and Interactive Read Alouds.

Linda's energetic presentation style and practical strategies have made her one of the most requested literacy speakers across the country. Linda and her husband, Steve, have three children and live in Oregon where they enjoy outdoor activities and time at the coast with their dog, Oakley.

Workshop Topics Available

Linda Hoyt is available for full day and half day, or break-out sessions. [read more...]


Read about the books, videos, articles, projects and experiences for this highly effective workshop consultant. [read more...]

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Linda's Tools & Tips

50 Critical Words to Communicate Science Ideas
Not specific to any single discipline. [download/view file...]

The Comprehension Equation
The Comprehension Equation equals ABC plus Meaning. Use this one-page tool in classroom exercises. [download/view file...]

Key Word Strategy
This four-step strategy for learning and sharing new words helps students stay excited about their reading. [download/view file...]

Partner Think Alouds
Learn more about integrating think alouds into read alouds, science lessons and guided reading sessions. [download/view file...]

Retell Reflections
This friendly checklist helps students focus on what they did well--and what they need to remember – when they do a retell. [download/view file...]

Student Strategy Record
Use this simple chart to track students' strategy progress, and to plan supplemental exercises, either individually or for groups. [download/view file...]

Thinking About Words
Here's a way to prompt students to work on their vocabulary while reading. Their quick responses will help them remember the words better the next time they see them. [download/view file...]

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