Dr. Patricia A. Edwards, a member of the Reading
Hall of Fame, is a Professor of Language and
Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at
Michigan State University. She served as a member of the IRA Board of Directors (1998–2001), as the
first African American President of the Literacy
Research Association (formerly the National Reading
Conference) (2006-2007), and as President of the
International Reading Association (2010-2011). Her
most recent book New Ways to Engage Parents is the
winner of the 2017 Delta Kappa Gamma Educators
Book Award. She can be reached at edwards6@msu.
Dr. Kristen L. White joined the faculty of Northern
Michigan University as an Assistant Professor of
Education in fall 2018. Interested in how young
children are labeled as particular "kinds of readers"
and embody imposed reading identities, Dr. White's
research interrogates how materials in the form of
prescriptive curricula and assessments, policy, and space
operationalize young children's literate identity in early
childhood classrooms. She can be reached at krwhite@
Lori E. Bruner is a former elementary school teacher,
reading specialist, and ESL interventionist. Lori’s
research focuses on word characteristics in early-grades
text that impact young children's fluency development
and how these factors can help educators support
their students while learning to read. She is currently
engaged in doctoral studies in Curriculum, Instruction,
and Teacher Education at Michigan State University.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edwards, Patricia A.; White, Kristen L.; and Bruner, Lori E.
"Adopting and Adapting Michigan’s Tenth
Essential Literacy Practice: Collaboration
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 51:
3, Article 9.
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