Timothy Rasinski is a Professor of Education in the Reading and Writing Center at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Tim has written over 100 articles and has edited or authored 12 books on reading education. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. Tim recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association, and from 1992 to 1999 he was editor of The Reading Teacher, the world’s most widely read journal in literacy education. Currently he serves as coeditor of the Journal of Literacy Research. He has been president of the College Reading Association, chairperson of the Language Experience Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, and he has won the A.B. Herr Award from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. At Kent State, Tim directs the reading clinic, which recently won the Ohio’s Best Award for innovations and effectiveness in education. Tim received his Ph.D. from Ohio State and, prior to coming to Kent State, taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to college teaching, Tim taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in rural Nebraska.
For Scholastic, he is the author of several books: The Fluent Reader, Daily Word Ladders, The Minute Reading Assessments, and Fast Start. The Principal’s Handbook will be published by Scholastic in the near future.
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