The Teacher Who Couldn't Read: One Man's Triumph Over Illiteracy

The Teacher Who Couldn't Read: One Man's Triumph Over Illiteracy

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by John Corcoran
     
 

John Corcoran's memoir, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read is being offered in a new trade paperback format to coincide with the release of his new book Bridge to Literacy. The Teacher Who Couldn't Read is John's life story of how he struggled through school without the basic skills of how to read or write and went on to become a high school teacher

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John Corcoran's memoir, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read is being offered in a new trade paperback format to coincide with the release of his new book Bridge to Literacy. The Teacher Who Couldn't Read is John's life story of how he struggled through school without the basic skills of how to read or write and went on to become a high school teacher still without these basic skills. John then went on to conquer his inability to read and to become a leading advocate for literacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427798305
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

National literacy advocate John Corcoran helped to bring illiteracy out of the shadows with his autobiography, The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read: The True Story of a High School Instructor Who Triumphed over His Illiteracy. His shocking and emotionally moving story—from being a child who was failed by the system, to an angry adolescent, a desperate college student, and finally an emerging adult reader—touched audiences of such national television shows as the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show, and Larry King Live. His story was also featured in national magazines such as Esquire, Biography, Reader’s Digest, and People.

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The Teacher Who Couldn't Read: One Man's Triumph Over Illiteracy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Absolute MUST READ for parents who have children with difficulties learning to read. I now know that it is more challenging for some to learn to read and it reminded me as a parent, to be a proactive advocate for my child during his critical formative years. This is an encouraging and hopeful message. I commend the author for sharing his story... I'll be reading the next book.