Sifting and Sorting Through the 4-Blocks Literacy Model
by Cheryl M. Sigmon
Author and Educational Consultant
Cheryl Sigmon is the author of Implementing the 4-Blocks Literacy Model (Carson-Dellosa, 1997) and the co-author with Pat Cunningham and Dottie Hall of The Teacher's Guide to the Four Blocks (Carson-Dellosa, 1999). Her newest book, Modifying Four-Blocks at the Upper Grades (2001, Carson-Dellosa) is now available. Cheryl was a classroom teacher for a number of years. For nine years she was a language arts consultant for the SC Department of Education, where she worked in K-12 classrooms to help schools strengthen language arts programs. Since January 1999, she has been a freelance consultant, helping thousands of teachers across the United States implement the Four Blocks Model.
Each month, Cheryl writes a column exclusively for Teachers.net addressing specific questions and general topics related to using the 4-Blocks Model in the classroom. Teachers.Net encourages you to join the 4-Blocks Model Mailring or the Building Blocks (K) Mailring for the purpose of submitting questions to Cheryl and to share your 4-Blocks experiences with colleagues across the Globe. See the Teachers.Net Mailring Center for joining these Mailrings. You can also contact Cheryl directly at Cmsigmon@aol.com
Be sure to visit Cheryl's site to learn more about the
4-Blocks Literacy Model