Max Brand

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Max’s teaching experience includes work in urban classrooms and the suburbs throughout central Ohio. He has worked at all grades at the elementary level (except 4th), and as Reading Recovery Teacher and Teacher Leader for the Ohio State Literacy Collaborative. Max is the author of two books, Word Savvy and Practical Fluency for Stenhouse Publishers.

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Tutoring Carl: Sketching to Draft

Max Brand challenges himself to let a student take more of the lead during a writing tutoring session.

Making Memories Stick: Tutoring Kirk

Max Brand tutors a struggling fourth grader who produces very little writing.

The Power of Written Blind Word Sorts

Max Brand uses written blind word sorts to build student word learning skills.

Learning to Observe: Inviting a Parent to a Tutoring Session

Max Brand brings a mother into the assessment process and teaches her what to observe as her child reads.

Helping Parents Talk with Students

Helping parents learn to talk with their children about what’s going on in the classroom may be more valuable than any homework teachers assign. Max Brand shares some practical tips and prompts he gives to families to launch conversations at the dinner table or in the car.

Word Work Basics

Max Brand explains the basics of word work, including a list of reflective questions teachers can ask themselves and students.


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