New York City Department of Education P.S. 241

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The Family Academy 240 W 113 St, New York, NY 10026
November 19, 2007
Dear Ms. Radley Brown:

This year, P.S. 241 - the Family Academy has chosen to continue working with Accelerated Literacy Learning (ALL) for literacy professional development. We have been extremely pleased with the A.L.L. Writer’s Workshop curriculum for our students in Grades 1-8. The units are clear and well written, providing appropriate support for teachers and students. The A.L.L. Reader’s Workshop curriculum has strengthened our instruction so that we may provide our students with the guidance and support they need to become proficient, confident readers.

We are also thrilled to continue our relationship with the A.L.L. consultant, Lisa Peterson. She has exhibited vast content knowledge, flexibility to work with numerous grade levels, and a firm grasp of the issues and needs of middle school students. She arrives each week well planned and prepared; communicating with teachers before and after each session as well as providing clear and detailed summaries of her work for the coach and administration. She has comfortably and successfully taken on the challenging work of middle school literacy and made significant improvements in the instruction our students receive.

We look forward to a productive and successful school year.

Educationally yours,
Diane Diaz