Katie DiCesare

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Katie DiCesare has worked as an educator for over 20 years in a number of roles including kindergarten, first, and second grade, primary literacy support and middle school math teacher.

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Building Relationships with Authors

Katie DiCesare is helping her students move from mentor texts to seeing authors as mentors through their websites and other digital resources.

The Power of Picture Book Conversations

Katie DiCesare uses conversations around picture books to build communication, community, and reading skills in her first-grade classroom. Late in the school year she reflects with students about why these conversations are so powerful.

Collaborative Charting in First Grade

Katie DiCesare shares examples from her first-grade classroom of collaborative charting with students.

From Mentor Texts to Mentors in First Grade

Katie DiCesare uses technology in her first-grade classroom so that students can see the lives of the authors who create the texts they love.

Creating a Space for Peace

At a time of escalating violence throughout the world, children need peaceful spaces. Katie DiCesare creates a "peace table" in her first-grade classroom as a safe place for working through everything from playground squabbles to emotional distress.


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