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A video interview with

Nancy Frey, Ph.D.

San Diego State University

Dr. Nancy Frey is a professor of literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University, where sheteaches courses on elementary and secondary reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. Frey also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She is a popular speaker at national literacy conferences and leads professional development workshops.

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

Biography

Dr. Frey is a professor of literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Through the university's teacher-credentialing and reading specialist programs, she teaches courses on elementary and secondary reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. Frey also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She is a board member of the California Reading Association and a credentialed special educator and reading specialist in California.

Before joining the university faculty, Frey was a public school teacher in Florida. She worked at the state level for the Florida Inclusion Network helping districts design systems for supporting students with disabilities in general education classrooms.

She is the recipient of the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference and the Christa McAuliffe Award for excellence in teacher education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She was corecipient of the Farmer Award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English for the article Using Graphic Novels, Anime, and the Internet in an Urban High School.

Frey is coauthor of Checking for Understanding, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts, and many other books on literacy instruction. She has written articles for The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The English Journal, Voices in the Middle, Middle School Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership.

Learn more at Fisher & Frey: Literacy for Life.

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