Linda Dorn is a Professor of Reading Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is Director of the Center for Literacy. She has over 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching at the elementary and intermediate levels. She has published numerous articles on literacy acquisition, and she has co-authored four professional books: Apprenticeship in Literacy: Transitions Across Reading and Writing; Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writing Workshop Approach; Shaping Literate Minds: Developing Self-Regulated Learners; and Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach (Stenhouse).
Carla Soffos is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching. She is co-author of two books, Shaping Literate Minds and Scaffolding Young Writers, and three video series, Results That Last, Developing Independent Learners, and Organizing for Literacy. Soffos is currently completing degree requirements for an Educational Specialist in Reading, with a research focus on intervention programs in comprehensive literacy schools.