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Kristin Cetone

KJZZ StoryFest Author 2019

About Kristin Cetone

Kristin Anderson Cetone is the owner of KLAC Enterprises, LLC located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She is the award-winning author of Buckaroo Buckeye- A Little Nut with Big Dreams and her sequel series ‘The Tree in Me’, featuring Book-Eye Buckeye; Bauble-Brite Buckeye; and Yum-Nutty Buckeye.  She is also the Director for her online reading assessment and reading tutoring services, Nuts About Reading™.  Kristin received her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, and holds certification as a Reading Specialist.  She is a member of the International Literacy Association, The National Tutoring Association, and SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).  She is passionate about reading success for young children.  “Reading success is the foundation to education and our most important vehicle as we travel our life journeys to self-discovery.”  We are not born with a reading ‘gene’.  Reading is a learned skill and starts at birth with read-aloud books to introduce children to the sound of language, the structure of language, and development of vocabulary.  Teaching the ‘process’ of reading begins in Pre-K/Kindergarten with expected mastery by the end of third grade when the focus transitions from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’.  Kristin subscribes to the use of multi-sensory processes for learning to read.  She strongly advocates for integrating S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) with the development of literacy skills. “Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Artists, and Mathematicians cannot comprehend complex texts and create new pathways of thinking and discovery if they can’t read!”