Carol Jago has taught middle and high school English in Santa Monica, California for 32 years. She also directs the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA and edits the California Association of Teachers of English quarterly journal, California English. Carol has written a weekly education column for the Los Angeles Times, and her essays have appeared in English Journal, Language Arts, NEA Today, as well as in other newspapers across the nation. She is currently content advisor for the College Board in Advanced Placement Literature. She served as director of the National Council of Teachers of English Commission on Literature and as a member of NCTE’s Secondary Section. NCTE has published her series Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom and Alice Walker in the Classroom, Sandra Cisneros in the Classroom and Judith Ortiz Cofer in the Classroom. Her books With Rigor for All: Teaching the Classics to Contemporary Students and Beyond Standards: Excellence in the High School English Classroom, and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough are published by Heinemann. Her book Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons (Heinemann 2004) was published with an accompanying video. Papers, Papers, Papers: An English Teacher’s Survival Guide was published by Heinemann in 2005. Carol Jago serves on the planning committee for the 2009 NAEP Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework.
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