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Lori Oczkus

Brief Biography

Lori Oczkus is a nationally recognized literacy consultant, author, and popular speaker at conferences. She is also a literacy coach/demonstration teacher and has trained educators nationwide. Lori's diverse teaching experiences include working with struggling readers/writers, bilingual students, and gifted and talented students.

Lori is the author of Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension (IRA, 2003) and Super Six Reading Strategies: 35 Lessons and More for Reading Success (Christopher Gordon, 2004).

Lori enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years, Mark, and their three school aged children ages 13, 10, and 6.


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Lori's Tools & Tips


A Clear Summary
Summarizing is a challenging strategy that involves many subskills like finding main ideas, paraphrasing, telling the important points in order, and being concise. This inviting lesson motivates all your students to summarize in fiction or nonfiction texts. [download/view lesson...]

Class Strategy Posters
Groups of students make their own strategy posters for the classroom in this practical, motivating lesson that helps all students to succeed in using comprehension strategies. [download/view lesson...]

Whisper Skim and Scan, or Word POP
This easy prereading strategy helps students predict upcoming vocabulary and content especially when the text doesn't have many illustrations. [download/view lesson...]


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