Teaching Experience

  • Lincoln Elementary School - El Dorado, KS

    • 5th Grade Classroom Teacher
  • Gordon Parks Academy - Wichita, KS

    • 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher
  • Frances Willard Elementary School - Arkansas City, KS

    • 1st Grade Classroom Teacher
    • Reading Recovery™ Teacher
    • 4th - 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher
    • Success For All™ K-5 Reading Facilitator
  • Payne Elementary School - Wichita, KS

    • 4th Grade Classroom Teacher
    • 1st Grade Classroom Teacher
    • Reading Recovery™ Teacher
  • Instructor for the "Writing for Children and Teenagers Course" at The Institute of Children's Literature

Presentations and Workshops

  • District K-5 Language Arts Inservice
  • Regional Early Childhood Conference
  • Regional Child Care Association Conference
  • Southwestern College Dole Center for Teacher Education
  • National Title I Conference
  • Regional IRA Conference
  • National IRA Conference


  • International Reading Association
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Southwestern College Education Advisory Council
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

Publications in Periodicals

  • Early Years
  • Teen Talk
  • Challenge
  • Virtue
  • Wonder Time
  • Pockets
  • Schooldays
  • Living With Children
  • The Wichita Eagle
  • The Kansas Journal of Reading
  • EPS Update Online Newsletter (Volume 3, Issue 5)

Publications for Students

  • Fiction and nonfiction guided reading books (K-8)
  • Phonics-based readers (K-2)
  • Reader's Theater scripts (1-5)
  • Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry fluency passages (1-3)

Publications for Teachers

  • Language arts resource books
  • Teacher’s guides
  • Program handbooks
  • Assessments, graphic organizers, BLMs, and parent letters

Publishing Company Experience

  • Consulting
  • Concepting
  • Research
  • Prototyping
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Content Review
  • Leveling
  • Annotating
  • Product Narratives
  • Project Management



I wish to thank my family, friends, teaching colleagues, and editors for their support as I've made my way into the writing world. As the German proverb says,  Begin to weave, and God will give the thread.

© 2015 Katherine Scraper