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Amy Stewart is a literacy coach who works and learns alongside K-3 teachers and students in a suburb of Chicago. An avid reader and writer herself, Amy spends her days working to inspire passionate children who use reading and writing to learn, lead, and create. Her classroom teaching experiences are in kindergarten and third grade.
In addition to providing professional development to teachers within her own school district, Amy presents at state and local reading conferences and is moving into literacy consulting work with school districts in her region and beyond. Her professional writing has been featured in the Illinois Reading Council Journal and The Reading Teacher.
A product of the Midwest, Amy grew up in Ohio and Indiana, where she survived being the new kid at school in the fourth grade. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton and holds a master’s degree in literacy from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in literacy, and would not recommend writing a book and a dissertation at the same time.
Amy lives in Chicago with her husband, Terry, with whom she loves to order pizza and travel the world.
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- Reading Like Detectives: K–2 Close Reading Success from the Start (Grades K–2)
- We All Write: Using Diverse Mentor Texts to Reach K–3 Writers (Grades K–3)
- Little Readers, Big Thinkers: Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades (Grades K–2)