Ellin Keene, M.A., has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For 16 years, she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. She now consults with schools and districts around the country. Ellin is coauthor of Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Readers’ Workshop, as well as numerous chapters for reading textbooks, journals, and education policy journals.
This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text and features four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text.