Talking Literacy with Natalie Wexler

 

Talking Literacy with Natalie Wexler

Natalie Wexler is an education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It. She is also the co-author with Judith Hochman of The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades. Her articles and essays on education and other topics have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She has spoken on education before a wide variety of groups and appeared on a number of TV and radio shows. Natalie holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA in History from the University of Sussex and a JD postgraduate law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a reporter, a Supreme Court law clerk, a lawyer and a legal historian.

References

The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System – And How to Fix It, by Natalie Wexler (2019)

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades, by Judith C. Hochman & Natalie Wexler (2017)

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, by E.D. Hirsch Jr. (1987)

Scarborough, H. S. (2001). Connecting early language and literacy to later reading (dis)abilities: Evidence, theory, and practice. In S. Neuman & D. Dickinson (Eds.), Handbook for research in early literacy (pp. 97–110). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Gough, Philip B. & Tunmer, William E. (1986). Decoding, Reading, and Reading Disability. Remedial and Special Education. 7 (1): 6. doi:10.1177/074193258600700104.

LETRS training available in Australia through DSF

D.R. Recht & L. Leslie (1988). Effect of prior knowledge on good and poor readers’ memory of text. Journal of Educational Psychology, 80(1), p.16.

Daniel Willingham’s work is available at: www.danielwillingham.com

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