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Tanya Wright interview  -  June 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m. C Voice of Literacy Webcast
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[Dr. Tanya Wright]

Dr. Tanya Wright
Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education, University of Michigan

Tanya Wright is a former kindergarten teacher whose interests focus on curriculum and instruction in language and literacy during the early childhood and elementary years. Her research examines practices that promote oral language, vocabulary and background knowledge development for young children growing up in poverty. Wright is co-author of several books for teachers and parents including, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, PreK-2, and she is a co-editor of the Michigan Reading Journal. Her work has been published in journals such as American Educator, The Elementary School Journal, Reading Teacher and Reading Research Quarterly.


[Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden]

Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden
Assistant Professor
Literacy Education Division, University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden is an assistant professor at the University of N. Iowa in the Literacy Education Division. Her work focuses on critical literacy practices, language use in instructional contexts, formative assessment, and multimodal discourse analysis.


Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden, interviews Dr. Tanya Wright, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University.

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