About Gretchen Courtney
Gretchen Courtney, a catalyst in the field of literacy instruction, has taught in rural, suburban and urban school districts as well as being an experienced Title 1 reading specialist. She has received a Master’s degree in reading and is pursuing her doctorate in curriculum and instruction. Her lifelong passion for exceptional literacy instruction resulted in establishing her own literacy engineering firm. For more than twenty-five years, Gretchen Courtney and Associates, Ltd., has led presentations, workshops, and staff development projects resulting in improved student achievement. Gretchen Courtney is the author of a groundbreaking six-part series for reading comprehension instruction entitled, Comprehension Keystones. Prior to these publications, Gretchen authored four additional books encompassing a wide range of literacy interests from nonfiction literacy to a literature instruction for all levels.
- Courtney, G., Jossart, S. (1999). Story Dramas For Grades K-3: A New Literature Experience for Young Children. Culver City, CA: Good Year Books.
- Courtney, G., Jossart, S. (2002). Nonfiction Literacy: Ideas and Activities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Pub Co.
- Courtney, G., Jossart, S. (2007). Story Dramas For Grades 4-6: A New Literature Experience For Children. Culver City, CA: Good Year Books.
Comprehensive assortment of literacy topics including: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Acquisition, Response to Intervention, Assessment Driven Instruction, Quality Writing Instruction, ACT prep.