Ann Watanabe

Ann Watanabe is an author of Read Well 2, Read Well 2 Fluency Foundations, Read Well 1 Composition, and The Third Quest. She has worked in education as a teacher in special and general education. She has been a resource teacher, reading coach, literacy consultant, and adult education teacher. For more than 35 years, Ann has dedicated her career to helping students of all ages become literate and self-confident. Throughout the state of Hawaii, Ann is known for her work in early reading instruction and instructional delivery—providing professional development for thousands of teachers. She has worked on multiple school improvement initiatives and is the coauthor of the Hawaii State Literacy Tutor Training Program. Ann has presented at district, state, and national conferences and is the recipient of a national Excellence in Education Staff Development award. She coauthored the K–2 CCSS (Common Core State Standards) reading assessments for the state of Hawaii. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. As an educational consultant, Ann continues to provide consultation and training in beginning reading, explicit and instruction, Read Well, and a range of supplemental and intervention reading programs.

Read Well Fluency Boosters

With Read Well Fluency Boosters, students have fun practicing, beating the clock, and tracking their progress while they build reading fluency. The set of ten Fluency Boosters Student Booklets includes eight …

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The Third Quest: Reading Intervention

The Third Quest is a comprehensive vs. targeted intervention for adolescent struggling readers. WHO IS THE THIRD QUEST APPROPRIATE FOR? Middle and High School Struggling Readers (grades 5 through 12) and adults …

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