An Interview with Sarah Tantillo, Author of The Literacy Cookbook [VIDEO]

Sarah Tantillo is a literacy consultant who has taught high school English and Humanities in both suburban and urban public schools for over fifteen years.

Below, hear her discuss The Literacy Cookbook, a guide to teaching reading comprehension, writing, and oral fluency, as well as her new book, Literacy and the Common Core, which comes out later this month.

You can also learn more about her work at




The Literacy CookbookProven methods for teaching reading comprehension to all students.

Buy NowThe Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom-tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard-to-reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are targeted for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The book also includes information on how to connect reading, writing, and test prep.

All educators teach reading and writing, whether they realize it or not; more broadly, the most important job of our schools is to instill outstanding literacy skills in our students. Sarah Tantillo’s The Literacy Cookbook is an essential resource to help you achieve excellence in this critical area of teaching.”

—Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion,
Teach Like a Champion Field Guide,
and Practice Perfect


Literacy and the Common CoreTools and insights for meeting and exceeding the Common Core standards.

preorderLiteracy and the Common Core offers K–12 teachers clear guidance on how to design units, lessons, and objectives to meet the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts; it’s filled with practical strategies that teachers can use immediately to target key standards; and it describes how to analyze the standards to support instructional planning and curriculum development.

“Our teachers and administrators hunger for sound guidance on best practices for Common Core implementation. Sarah Tantillo has done the heavy lifting for them; this text should be in the hands of all who yearn to create the most powerful and effective lessons for their students.”

—Judith A. Wilson, former superintendent of
Princeton Public Schools


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