We are saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Roz Linder. Read our letter here. Spend a little time learning with Roz with this collection of videos from our archive.
We miss you, friend.
Dr. Rozlyn Linder is a nationally recognized expert in elementary and middle school literacy instruction.
She is a literacy consultant, author, and engaging educator with experience from elementary through college level. Rozlyn spent over a decade teaching in urban, high poverty elementary schools before becoming an elementary school administrator. She has also worked as a curriculum coach, high school literature and humanities teacher, and has spent six years teaching graduate education courses on the college level. Dr. Linder is certified to teach Special Education, K-12 Reading, Advanced Placement English Composition, Early Childhood Education, and Middle School Language Arts.
Dr. Roz is the author of popular books for educators, including Chart Sense, K-2 Chart Sense, Chart Sense for Writing, The Common Core Guidebook: Informational Text Lessons, 6-8 and 3-5. Her newest title, The Big Book of Details supports students and teachers carefully use details and elaborate effectively.
An avid researcher, she focuses her studies on effective strategies to engage reluctant writers, the role of explicit modeling, and literacy strategies for struggling readers.
An alumni of Clark Atlanta University (BA in Early Childhood Education), Dr. Roz is a graduate of Kennesaw State University (MA in Professional Writing), the University of West Georgia (Ed.S. in Instructional Technology), and Mercer University (Ph.D. in Educational Leadership).
She is an active member of the National Council of Teachers of English, an alumni of the National Writing Project, and a frequent presenter and keynote speaker across the nation. She presents professional development webinars, provides on-site consulting, and models lessons with young readers and writers.
Through her work with teachers and students, Dr. Roz hopes to help build connections between abstract concepts and common sense thinking that students and educators can embrace and connect with. She believes literacy should honor varied learning styles, background knowledge, and serve as a bridge to new knowledge and new experiences.