Elfrieda H. Hiebert is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hiebert received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has worked in the field of early reading acquisition for 35 years, first as a teacher’s aide and teacher of primary-level students in central California and, subsequently, as a teacher, educator, and researcher at the Universities of Kentucky, Colorado–Boulder, and Michigan. Professor Hiebert has published over 130 research articles and chapters on how instructional and assessment practices influence literacy acquisition, especially among low-income children. At the present time, she is investigating the effects of texts, particularly informational texts, on the fluency and vocabulary development of students, especially with English-Language Learners.
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