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Deanne Camp
  Deanne Camp
Deanne Camp is a professor of Reading and director of the Graduate Reading Program at Southwest Missouri State University. She has been an educator for 30 years—teaching elementary school, and later, courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Camp also directs the Literacy Assistance Program where struggling readers are paired with graduate students for tutoring in reading. She enjoys conducting classroom research on reading and helping her graduate students create learning environments that nurture a love of books. She currently resides in Springfield, Missouri.

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Deborah Camp
  Deborah Camp
Deborah Camp was a special education teacher, elementary teacher, middle school teacher, and reading coach for 16 years. She currently serves as the Director of Elementary Curriculum, Teaching, and Technology for Hoover City Schools in Hoover, Alabama. She was among of the first 900 teachers in the nation to achieve National Board Certification and was the Alabama Elementary State Teacher of the Year in 1998. Deborah has presented at IRA, ASCD, NCTM, and NCTE conferences and has published articles in professional journals.

Read a review from the Education Review (January 2010) on Creating the Best Literacy Block Ever: A Framework for Successfully Managing, Teaching, and Assessing in an Extended Literacy Block, Grades K-3, click here (PDF).

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Nikki Campo-Stallone
  Nikki Campo-Stallone
Nikki Campo-Stallone has been teaching in the William Floyd School District in Shirley, New York, for the past nine years, where she has been a kindergarten, first-, and second-grade teacher. She currently teaches kindergarten and is also a literacy coach, training and supporting K–2 teachers in their implementation of literacy practices. Nikki resides in Holbrook, New York, with her husband Matt.

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Kathleen Carden
  Kathleen Carden
Kathleen A. Carden taught first and second graders for six years in Illinois, where she worked on a number of curriculum development projects. She received her B.A. in Education from National-Lous University in Evanston, Illinois. She currently runs a tutoring business. Kathleen resided in Chicago with her family.

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Eileen Carr
  Eileen Carr
Eileen Carr has over 20 years of experience as a university teacher educator, with a specialty in reading comprehension, critical thinking and remediation of reading problems. Dr. Carr is the developer of a number of reading comprehension strategies, including KWL Plus (with Donna Ogle) and the author of books and articles on the use of strategies to promote reading comprehension. She is Professor of Reading at The University of Toledo and the co-founder of ThinkingWorks. Dr. Aldinger has directed both federally and privately funded grants that support teachers’ professional development. She is currently co-director of ThinkingWorks.

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Cathy Cerveny
  Cathy Cerveny

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Maria Chang
  Maria Chang
Maria L. Chang is an education writer and editor. She is the author of Quick & Easy Learning Games: Science, Life Cycles: Butterflies, Chicks, Frogs, and More! and Internet Scavenger Hunts: Science. Maria lives in New York City with her family.

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David J. Chard
  David J. Chard
David J. Chard is Dean for Curriculum and Academic Programs in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. He also directs the special education major. His research and teaching interests include instruction of early literacy and mathematics skills for students at risk for school failure.

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Liza Charlesworth
  Liza Charlesworth
Liza Charlesworth develops, writes, and edits learning materials and books for young learners. She is the author of several Scholastic Professional Book titles including Dinosaurs and Hats Around the World.

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Helene Coffin
  Helene Coffin
Helene Coffin is a kindergarten teacher at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, Maine. She has a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Maine at Orono and a Masters in Education from the University of New England. She is a 30-year teaching veteran.

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Cathy Collins Block
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  Cathy Collins Block
Cathy Collins Block, Ph.D., coauthor of Powerful Vocabulary for Reading Success (Scholastic, 2005) and coeditor of The Vocabulary Enriched Classroom (Scholastic, 2006) has been on the graduate faculty of Texas Christian University since 1977. She is the author of several books and has written more than 90 articles for professional journals. Dr. Block serves on standing committees for the American Educational Research Association, International Reading Association, National Council for Excellence in Thinking Instruction, and National Reading Conference.

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J. Diane Connell
  J. Diane Connell
Diane Connell is a professor of education at Rivier College in New Hampshire. She is frequently in K-8 classrooms and has taught the brain-based lessons in this book to primary and intermediate students.

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J. David Cooper
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  J. David Cooper
J. David Cooper is a literacy consultant living in Coconut Grove, Florida. He was formerly professor and Director of Reading at Ball State University in Indiana. Prior to teaching at the college level, he taught elementary and secondary school. He is the author of Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning, Sixth Edition, and coauthor, with Nancy D. Kiger, of Literacy Assessment: Helping Teachers Plan Instruction, Second Edition.

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Deborah Corpus
  Deborah Corpus
Deborah Corpus is a teacher with more than 30 years experience in the classroom. Deborah lives and works in Indiana.

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Raymond Coutu
  Raymond Coutu
Raymond Coutu has been developing and producing professional materials for teachers for more than twenty years, first for Houghton Mifflin, then Heinemann, and currently Scholastic. He has also served as an editor on Instructor magazine, written books for children, and tutored children in reading and writing.

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James Crawford
  James Crawford
James Crawford is a noted author and lecturer who is president of the Institute for Language and Education Policy. Crawford served as Washington editor of Education Week in the mid-1980s and as executive director of the National Association for Bilingual Education from 2004 to 2006. His books include Educating English Learners: Language Diversity in the Classroom (2004), the 5th edition of a widely used text in teacher education courses. He also operates the Language Policy Web Site, the Internet's most popular information source on that subject.

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Renee Creange
  Renee Creange
Reneé Creange has written extensively on educational and children's issues for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Prior to starting her own business, Words@Work, she was Director of Marketing for Lancit Media Entertainment, the creators of quality children's programs such as Reading Rainbow and The Puzzle Place.

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Ruth Culham
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  Ruth Culham
Ruth Culham, Ed.D., President of The Culham Writing Company, was a former Assessment Program Unit Manager at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) in Portland, Oregon. As a pioneering researcher of the 6+1 TRAIT Model, she conducts in-services at school districts across the country and in Canada; presents at state, national, and international institutes; and writes extensively on writing assessment and instruction. Prior to joining NWREL, Ruth was English Teacher of the Year in Montana, a highlight of her 19-year teaching career. She is the author of 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up, as well as many other trait-related resources and professional development series on video and DVD.

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