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Pioneer Valley Books Professional Learning Webinar Series: Finding Common Ground to Establish Best Practices in Literacy Instruction
In this session, Dr. Sam Bommarito will take us through some of the media’s misleading information on reading instruction and discuss how research on reading is becoming misconstrued. He will offer ideas for how proponents of the science of reading can find common ground with the proponents of balanced literacy.

Feb 9, 2023 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Sam Bommarito
Dr. Sam Bommarito has a 51-year career in education, teaching every grade from kindergarten through graduate school. He has served as chair of both the St. Louis and Missouri ILA affiliates and made numerous presentations at ILA/IRA conferences, including national conferences. In spring 2022, he was a featured speaker at the LitCon conference and will be the main speaker at an an upcoming ILA conference in Albany, New York. Most of his career was spent working in Title 1 buildings as a reading specialist and/or staff developer. He writes a weekly blog about literacy at doctorsam7.blog and tweets daily about literacy issues @doctorsam7.