Erika Thulin Dawes, Ed.D. is Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches courses in the teaching of writing, reading methods, and children’s literature. Her scholarly interests include social contexts for literacy learning, early childhood and family literacy, and children’s literature in the classroom. Dr. Thulin Dawes is a regular presenter at the national and regional levels, blogs about children’s books, and is a co-author of Learning to Write with Purpose: Effective Instruction in Grades 4-8.
Increase student engagement, differentiate instruction, and integrate more informational texts into the curriculum. This product provides sample text sets and models as well as provides guidance in how to teach with text sets and put them into action.
As an important tool for instruction and text selection, this timely resource helps teachers learn to evaluate children's and young adult literature and informational text for quality and complexity to support rigorous literacy and content learning.