Read To Your Pets is a happy, clever story providing children with some subtle ideas of how to become more fluent readers. Mrs. Phillips knows that her second grade students are not reading out loud very well. Many students lack the self-confidence they need. Her homework assignment makes the students read to their pets that night. The children relate their experiences. Some worked, some didn’t. Her motto is; “READ TO YOUR PETS”. If you don’t have any pets you can practice reading to little brothers and sisters, or parents and grandparents, they will like it too. Look for more stories@CYNTHIACORALPHILLIPS.COM
Cynthia Coral Phillips is a credentialed teacher turned author. The past five years, she has been the Lead teacher for the Read Naturally Program at Cecilia Lucero Solorio Elementary School. She is an experienced reading teacher. She loves to teach children how to read using the Read Naturally Program. She enjoys seeing her students’ improvements in fluency, self-esteem and self-motivation, and their joy is contagious.
Cynthia’s innate love of children combined with her special style of teaching; rewarding students with stickers, charts, pencils, treasure box treasures, her positive approach and free books make the students enthusiastic about reading. She is very proud of her two married children Brian, Amy, and granddaughters Sophia and Rebecca. Cynthia was born in North Tonawanda, New York. She is married to her husband of 35 years Donald Phillips. She and her husband live in Rancho Cucamonga, California with their two cats Roma and La Dolce Vita.
Her family is a close knit Italian family, which provides much of her life’s inspiration and happiness. All the characters in the book are names of members of her family. Illustrations were done by Daughter-in-law, Stephanie M Phillips and color graphic design by Micheal R Castiglione, her nephew.
Cynthia’s hobbies are; oil painting, speaking/teaching Italian, taking friends and family to Italy, traveling internationally, writing to pen friends in many different countries, then meeting them in their own countries.
Her various undertakings include; hosting four Japanese college students, Kumi, Takara, Hiroko, and Noriko for four different summers, hosting a family of four from England, and hosting a family from Mogi Guacu, Brazil.
Other endeavors Cynthia is very proud of are; leading her daughters’ Girl Scout troop touring London, Paris, Switzerland, Venice, Florence and Rome, celebrating their 10 years in Girl Scouts.
She started the first Neighborhood watch in Rancho Cucamonga 32 years ago. Cynthia also started her own transportation company; Precious Cargo Shuttle 4 KidsTm. She is an avid volunteer for such places as schools, classrooms, Girl Scouts of America, The Boy Scouts, Sheriff’s Department and Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and in her community.
Mrs. Phillips plans to continue traveling and writing. Her passion is ITALY, where all of her grandparents were born. Look for upcoming books from Mrs. Phillips, about Dante the Silly Kitty@CYNTHIACORALPHILLIPS.COM