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Pat Cunningham


  Dr. Patricia Cunningham is an Internationally recognized

leader in the field of literacy instruction. A popular Professional

Development Consultant and inspiring speaker, she is a member

of the prestigious IRA Reading Hall of Fame.Author of 100’s of

books, papers, and presentations that have helped thousands

of teachers, Pat’s most sought after works are: “The Four Blocks”,

What Really Matters in Vocabulary”, “What Really Matters In

Writing”, and “Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and



Pat shares her knowledge of effective literacy instruction with her

students at Wake Forest University and educators across the

country. Well known for her “Frameworks” for

teaching vocabulary and phonics (Making Words and Word Walls),

Pat’s latest book is Teaching Common Core ELA Standards:

20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades.


When the Common Core State Standards were announced, Pat

began working with teachers to develop and modify lesson plans to

meet the challenge of these standards. Now, in this all new

seminar, you’ll see the results…a practical, time-saving approach to

teaching the new English Language Arts Standards. Don’t miss this

idea-packed day…you’ll leave with “Lesson Frameworks” you

can start using tomorrow!


“A lot of excellent information that I can use in my

classroom right away!”
– Kristine Williams, 2nd Grade Teacher


“A fabulous program packed with great examples and

demonstrations. I wish all our teachers could have come.”
– Emily Hopkins, Literacy Coordinator


“Practical, easy- to-use strategies. Pat is truly a

teacher’s teacher!”
– Kevin Radcliffe, 4th Grade Teacher


“This is the 3rd time I’ve seen Pat. As always, I’ve

learned so much.”
– Sue Sanchez, 1st Grade Teacher


“ Her ideas about teaching writing are as do-able as

her approach to teaching reading.”
– Anne Durling, Resource Teacher


"Pat is so well organized! This was one of the most

informative, teacher friendly seminars I’ve ever attended."

– Sharon Heidinger, 3rd Grade Teacher


"Thanks for showing us a variety of ways to get kids

really involved in reading ."

– Jackie Ramsey, 5th Grade Teacher


"Pat’s seminars are always so practical and informative!"

– Rosalie Yates, Resource Teacher


"A fantastic presentation. Thanks for actually showing us

how to do the activities."

– Jane Silva, 1st Grade Teacher


"l can’t wait to share these strategies and ideas with the

teachers in my district."

– Brenda Daniels, Literacy Coordinator