Powerful Decisions in Reading

So there you are – there we all are – working our butts off to help our students learn to read and write. We try all sorts of things. We teach them new skills and strategies. We look for new texts to read that we think will challenge them. We do everything as right as …

Understanding Adolescent Struggling Readers

Adolescents with academic reading difficulties, often labeled as struggling readers, make up a big percentage of American schools. As teachers of adolescents, we can sit around and try to figure out why that is or we can accept that it simply is and get to the business of doing what we can. I opt for …

Creating Reading Partnerships

  I’m excited to be able to say that I am in the middle of working on my first e-book! It’s about halfway done, and I hope to have to released some time this summer. The book is going to focus on how to create reading partnerships with adolescents. Reading partnerships is a simple concept …

Welcome!

I am excited to start this blog and engage in what I think will be very exciting and rewarding work. This blog has two main purposes: (a) to share and discuss current issues in literacy research and instruction as it is relevant to educators (b) to provide insights into the work that goes on in …