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Leslie A. Blauman

Leslie Blauman has been teaching reading and literacy in the Colorado public schools for over 30 years. Leslie’s classroom is a working model for child/staff development in reading, writing, and critical thinking. Partnering with the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), her classroom is frequently the subject of professional workshops, classroom reading enhancement films, and education journals. While she works with teachers and students in a majority of the states and internationally as a consultant, her heart is in the classroom and she brings this to both her writing and her consulting. She speaks regularly at teacher/literacy conferences and workshops.


  • Implementing the Literacy/ELA Standards
  • Reading and Writing Workshop
  • Writing About Reading
  • Comprehension and Thinking Strategies
  • Teaching Research and Nonfiction



  • The Common Core Companion, Grades 3–5: For elementary teachers struggling to teach the Common Core Standards, much-needed help is on the way. This seminar from master teacher Leslie Blauman translates each and every standard for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and foundational skills into the day-to-day “what you do” across whole departments, schools, and districts. Participants will walk away with:

    • An understanding of what the grades 3-5 standards say, mean, and look like in daily practice
    • Teaching ideas for each standard and adaptations for ELL students
    • Recommendations on how to cultivate the habits of mind that are critical to meeting the standards