Laura Hurley

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Introduction I'm Laura Hurley - reading intervention specialist.. My favorite thing to do is teach reading! I've had that pleasure in Queensland, Australia, the Bronx, NYC, and in Washington State, where I taught at Tenino Elementary and Middle School for 27 years, in Mary M. Knight, North Thurston and Bellevue School Districts. I've also taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades and secondary English Language Arts.
Interests Home of all things READING. Inspiration. Resources. Support. Specializing in Struggling Readers, Decoding for the Upper Grades, Nonfiction, Supported Independent Reading. Welcome teachers, parents and grandparents.
Favorite Movies My lifelong passion has been finding solutions to individual reading difficulties. If you're working with a particular reading challenge that you would like help with, please leave a comment. Give information about your struggling reader's strengths and challenges and I'll try to respond with ideas in an upcoming post. Happy Reading! Laura
Favorite Music I'm the mom of two great sons, Robby and Jonathan - both grown. When I'm not collecting books, I collect baskets and beads and make earrings. I spend most of my time creating curriculum for my store at Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find “Reading by Heart" helpful.