Explorer Books (Pioneer Social Studies: U.S. History): Freedom Readers

Explorer Books (Pioneer Social Studies: U.S. History): Freedom Readers

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Single copy of Freedom Readers. Find out why reading was so important to slaves and how some African-American slaves beat the odds and found freedom through reading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 12 pages
  • 177.8 x 279.4 x 6.35mm | 90.72g
  • Hanover, PA, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0792282353
  • 9780792282358
  • 1,615,648

About Sylvia Linan Thompson

Professor, College of Education Temple University Dr. Michael Smith joined the ranks of college teachers after eleven years of teaching high school English. He has won awards for his teaching at both the high school and college levels. His research focuses on how experienced readers read and talk about texts, as well as what motivates adolescents' reading and writing both in and out of school. He has written eight books and monographs, including "Reading Don't Fix No Chevys": Literacy in the Lives of Young Men, for which he and his co-author received the 2003 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. His writing has appeared in such journals as Communication Education, English Journal, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Literacy Research, and Research in the Teaching of English. Associate Professor and Fellow, University of Texas, Austin As the associate director of the National Research and Development Center on English Language. Dr. Linan-Thompson has developed and examined reading interventions for struggling readers who are monolingual English speakers, English language learners and bilingual students acquiring Spanish literacy. She was a Kindergarten teacher in a bilingual classroom and has worked in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on projects related to literacy instruction and professional development and has authored articles, chapters and books on these topics.
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