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The book showcases renowned educator Phyllis Hunter’s pivotal guidance for administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens about how best to serve the literacy needs of students of color. Hunter addresses twelve pivotal understandings and practices that encourage successful readingfrom reading comprehension to Response to Intervention to oral language development and family involvementthat every educator who works with a diverse student population should understand. As Ms. Hunter maintains, “Reading is a civil right.” For use with Grades PreK-12.
|Product dimensions:||7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Phyllis C. Hunter has been an advisor, consultant, and professional developer in reading for many educational stakeholders. Her roles have included advisor to the President of the United States and Reading Manager under former Secretary of Education Rod Paige. She’s also served as an elementary school principal, middle school assistant principal, mentor teacher and speech and language therapist. She’s the author of the Phyllis C. Hunter Classroom Libraries published by Scholastic. As an internationally renowned, award-winning educational consultant and author, Mrs. Hunter is a sought after motivational speaker. Phyllis Hunter serves on the advisory board for the Broad Prize in Urban Education, which awards the nation’s largest yearly K12 public education prize of 4 million dollars. She is also on the advisory board of several national literacy organizations, including Consortium for Reading Excellence (CORE), the Neuhaus Education Center, and the National Center for Family Literacy. In 2009, Scholastic Education presented Mrs. Hunter with its inaugural Heroes Award for her contributions to the field of children’s literacy. She was also honored as the 2002 Marcus Garvey Educator of the Year by the National Alliance of Black School Educators.