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Tuesday, January 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
The IRA/NICHD Panel on Research on Reading-Writing Connections:Report, Discussion and Implications
IRA/NICHD panel members considered research on relationships between reading and writing, and had expertise in literacy processes, literacy instruction, assessment, special needs learners, and early childhood education. The panel was charged to create a document summarizing the current understanding of the reading-writing connection and to describe a set of priorities for future research on the connection. Findings focus on reading and writing processes and development; instructional issues; technology; measurement, tests, and assessment; research needs, and implementing the current knowledge base. The document, to be released in 2012, is intended to inform policy makers and funding agencies in setting priorities for research in the next 3-5 years, and to guide national, state, and local leaders and practitioners in improving literacy instruction with evidence-based practices. Panel members will summarize the report, followed by a discussion and time for audience interaction.

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Devon Brenner

Devon Brenner is professor of literacy at MSU. Her research focuses on the implementation of reading curriculum and students’ opportunity to read. She was recently a member of the Middle Grades Literacy: Reading and Language Arts panel of the National Board for Professional Teaching... Read More →
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Steve Graham

Steve Graham is the author of the influential Carnegie Reports Writing Next, Writing to Read, and Informing Writing. He is also the author of the Elementary Writing Guide published by What Works Clearinghouse. He is the former Editor of Contemporary Educational Psychology and Exceptional... Read More →
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Karen Harris

Karen R. Harris has worked in the field of education for over 35 years as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher in literacy. Former editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology, she is senior editor of the American Psychological Association Educational Psychology Handbook... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2013 8:30am - 9:45am EST
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