Brighid Tomasik

An essayist and teacher with a penchant for the vulnerable and genuine.

Brighid Constable is probably binge-watching a 90s-based TV show streaming on Netflix as you read this. Over the past 10 years, this UA creative writing graduate has written for publications such as Hello Giggles, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Tucson Magazine, and has served as a managing and features editor of community newspapers and regional magazines based in Arizona. She now likes to call herself a “professional blogger,” but that’s just code for a corporate writer at an international health company where she interviews Olympic gold medalists and Other Important People (OIP). Either way, writing has and will always be her favorite.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
— Albert Einstein
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
— Oscar Wilde
Children must be taught how to think, now what to think.
— Margaret Mead

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

M.Ed, Secondary English Education

2008 - 2010

Graduate thesis served through an action research project to give students reading comprehension and fluency skills that would also serve in other content areas. Two research questions guided the project, including:

1. DOES REPEATED READING HELP IMPROVE READING COMPREHENSION AND FLUENCY?

2. DOES REPEATED READING WORK BETTER WITH SHORTER TEXTS?

Since Willis Junior High had an average or below-average scores on reading (Terra Nova 52, AIMS 68), the strategies used in this action research project were aimed to help students comprehend texts individually when performing these exams. Furthermore, being able to comprehend texts is a form of literacy that is forstered outside of classroom environments.

To learn more about the highlights of my action research project, visit my personalized website here. And, to access my personalized high school English website, visit here

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