Melissa Kruse, author of Reading and Writing Haven

Hello, and welcome to Reading and Writing Haven, a place I hope you find inspiration, community, and encouragement to keep doing the important work you’ve been gifted to do.

My blog is where I reflect and share thoughts and research about educational issues that impact teachers, parents, and students on a daily basis. Writing helps me to process my thoughts, refine my teaching, and pinpoint areas for self improvement. I truly am always learning, and I love doing it alongside educators all over the globe.

I’m a junior high instructional coach, former middle and high school English teacher with eleven years experience, wife to a firefighter, mother of three school-age children, and curriculum designer. I use my degrees in English, Curriculum & Instruction, and Reading as well as my Reading Specialist certification to ponder today’s educational issues while developing resources to support teachers, students, and parents.

You can find most of my resources in my TpT shop, but I also house a few here on my blog. They are special for teachers on my email list!

If you need pacing guides, engaging activities, or quick activities for sub folders, you can find them in my blog’s resource library.

Thanks for visiting! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and start reading.

Melissa Kruse