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EVAN SOMMERS
Editor

Evan joined CSA in 2017 as an editor, writing, editing, and formatting a variety of educational materials for students at all grade levels. He is comfortable writing within many different stylistic conventions and can achieve a wide range of voices with authenticity and eloquence. Before coming to CSA, Evan worked as a professional academic writer and academic writing tutor. In addition to academic articles, he has written many works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. As an adjunct to being a writer, Evan has years of classroom experience teaching ELA to grades K–4. His teaching experience allows him to maintain a nuanced, critical, and informed perspective when developing and editing content for ELA projects.

While at CSA, Evan has developed, edited, and formatted content for grade K ELA instruction and has also managed a project developing social studies magazines on a variety of topics in history for grades 6–8. He excels at creating content that is both original and carefully calibrated to adhere to relevant state and national educational standards, specifically in editing a set of standardized reading and writing tests for grades 6–12.

In more detailed terms, Evan’s experience in educational publishing includes the following:

  • Writing and editing foundational skills lessons, both print and digital
  • Writing and editing SE and TE content, all page stage reviews
  • Ensuring and checking standards coverage for SE and TE content
  • Developing social studies lessons (including specialized vocabulary lessons) with blackline masters, grades 6–8
  • Developing standards-based, text-dependent ELA assessment items for grades 6–12

Evan received a BA in writing from Ithaca College and a MA in philosophy from The University of Chicago. He is deeply dedicated to the study of philosophy, history, and the sciences.