Literacy Professional Learning and Support Areas:

  • Implementing Balanced Literacy instruction with on-site coaching and literacy walks
  • Curriculum development and aligning ELAR TEKS with Research-based Literacy Instruction
  • Effective Literacy Instruction with an Understanding of Reading Behaviors
  • Guided Reading K-8, Reader’s Workshop
  • Conferring during Independent Reading
  • Shared Reading
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Implementing the Comprehension Toolkit K-8
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Teaching the Craft of Writing
  • Effective Writing Conferences
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention
  • Assessing with/and Analyzing Reading Records

    ​Sheri Pentecost is passionate about literacy, learning and curriculum. Over the past 37 years, her experience spans from district elementary language arts supervisor, grant coordinator, literacy coach, elementary classroom teacher, elementary special education teacher, middle school reading/writing teacher and college education adjunct. As the elementary language arts supervisor, she implemented balanced literacy practices and design curriculum around Understanding by Design in a large suburban district.

     She continues to provide on-site professional development and coach teachers, model lessons in the classroom and coach administrators developing best literacy practices and effective curriculum across Texas. She believes that educators must be responsive to the literacy needs of our students for them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Sheri has a doctorate in Reading Education from Texas Woman’s University, as well as a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from University of North Texas and her Principal Certification. She received her B.A. from Arizona State University in Elementary and Special Education. Sheri lives in Coppell, Texas and enjoys spending time with her family.