Sonja is the co-founder and co-facilitator of the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy. She is an author, consultant, and senior research associate at TCRWP. Sonja is the co-facilitator of the Heinemann Fellows and the co-author of three books published by Heinemann (with Dana Johansen): Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning (2014), Flip Your Writing Workshop: A Blended Learning Approach (2016), and Breathing New Life into Book Clubs: A Practical Guide for Teachers (2019). Sonja leads presentations about literacy at national conferences and provides professional development for educators on reading and writing instruction and racial literacy.
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