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A video interview with

Isabel Beck, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Isabel L. Beck is Professor Emerita of Education in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburg. She is an award-winning researcher who has done extensive work on decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension. She has published more than 100 articles and several books and is an author of the educational bestseller Bringing Words to Life.

Watch the full webcast, Make Reading Count, featuring Beck, Sharon Walpole, and Nanci Bell discussing the components for developing good reading comprehension skills, identifying potential stumbling blocks, and offering strategies teachers can use in the classroom.

See a selected list of Dr. Beck's books.

Biography

Isabel L. Beck, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Education in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She has conducted research and published widely in the areas of decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Education.

Beck is a recipient of the Oscar S. Causey Award for outstanding research from the National Reading Conference, and the International Reading Association’s William S. Gray Award for lifetime contributions to the field. She is also a recipient of the contributing researcher award from the American Federation of Teachers for "bridging the gap between research and practice."
 

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