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.
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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