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Margaret Goldberg

Margaret Goldberg is the co-founder of Right to Read Project, a group of teachers, researchers, and activists committed to the pursuit of equity through literacy. Margaret serves as a literacy coach in a large urban district in California and was formerly a classroom teacher and curriculum developer. All posts are reprinted with permission from the Right to Read Project. Follow the Right to Read Project on Twitter.

November 12, 2021

I embraced every possible reason not to take early literacy data seriously:

August 5, 2021

Many teachers have already reorganized our leveled libraries because we learned that, according to Fountas and Pinnell, “levels have no place in classroom libraries.” Sorting books into bins labeled by theme or topic is time-consuming, but it’s not a dif

April 9, 2021

I am a typical teacher, according to all the statistics — I’m white, female, and have between 15 and 20 years of teaching experience.

October 27, 2020

Is my child getting good reading instruction at school? Families need an answer to this question, because children who don’t learn to read well in first and second grade are unlikely to catch up later. And there can be life-long repercussions. As one parent said at a school board meeting:

September 10, 2020

A parent might assume, after seeing the special education teacher, specialists, classroom teacher, and principal gathered in the same room to discuss the progress of a single child, that collaboration is focused and ongoing. In truth, the team may not have the opportunity to reconvene until the next legally-required Student Study Team (SST) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting.


"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx