Susan Stires teaches language and literacy courses and advises graduate students at Bank Street College in New York City. Formerly, she was a lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University and an instructor at the University of New Hampshire. Her 30 years of elementary teaching includes experience at the primary and intermediate levels, as well as specializing in learning disabilities. She taught in urban schools in Boston and rural schools in Maine, including the Center for Teaching and Learning. She has consulted throughout the country and presents at literacy conferences frequently. She is the author of numerous chapters and articles, the most recent of which is “Learning English in School: Rethinking Curriculum, Relationships, and Time” in "Diversities in Early Childhood Education :Rethinking and Doing.
Susan Stires' Resume/Vita, Publications and Workshops.
- Teacher Research
- Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language Learners
- Writing Methods and Special Topics
- Children's Literature in the Reading/Writing Classroom
- Balanced Literacy
- Reading Methods and Special Topics
- Language Acquisition in a Diverse Society
- Curriculum Planning for Reading and Writing
- Reading and Writing for Students with Special Needs
Diversities in Early Childhood Education: Rethinking and Doing Beginning Reading and Writing
Selected Workshops and Consulting Work
Learning Community Charter School, Jersey City, NJ “Planning the Literacy Program” May, June, September, October, November, December 2004, January, February, March, April, May, and June 2005.
Ephipany School, New York City: “Conferring in Writing.” May 2003.
P.S. 154, District 7 New York City: “Writing Development and Conferences.” November 2002.
College of the Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas: "Reading and Writing Development." January 2000.
Ethical Culture School, New York City: "What About Phonemic Awareness?" November 1999.
Reading and Literacy Institute, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY "Techniques for Working with Special Students" and "Author and Genre Studies." July 1999.
Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE: "Reading Instruction and Practice." February 1999.
Reuben Gitttelman Hebrew Day School, New City, NY: "Reading and Language Arts Assessment and Teaching." January 1999.
Oswego Public Schools, Oswego, NY: "Techniques for Working with Special Students." April 1998.
Early Childhood Conference, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: "Reading and Writing Mini-lessons." February 1998.
Scarsdale Public Schools, Scarsdale, NY: Language Arts Resource Services. January–March 1998.
Park School, Baltimore, MD: "Oral Language in the Primary Classroom." October 1997.
Clayton School District, Clayton, MO: "Strategies for Special Students." August 1997.
Literacy Institute, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA: "Techniques for Working with Special Students." July 1997.
Scarsdale Public Schools, Scarsdale, NY: Language Arts Resource Services. March–May 1997.
Towsen State University, Baltimore, MD: "Reading and Writing Mini-lessons." April 1997.