Curt Dudley-Marling, a former elementary and special education teacher, is currently a professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Curt has dedicated his professional life to helping struggling readers and writers. His articles have appeared in Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, English Education, the New Advocate, Reading and Writing Quarterly, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Teacher Education, and more. His books include A Classroom Teachers Guide to Struggling Readers (2004), Readers and Writers with a Difference (1996), Living with Uncertainty: The Messy Reality of Classroom Practice (1997), and Who Owns Learning: Questions of Autonomy, Choice, and Control (1995). Curt is also a former co-editor of Language Arts and past Chair of NCTE's Elementary Section Steering Committee.
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- Reading Comprehension
- Struggling Readers and Writers
- Parents around Literacy
A Classroom Teachers Guide to Struggling Readers The Fate of Progressive Language Policies and Practices
- Knowing What Matters: Theory, Leadership, and Voice in the Art and Science of Teaching. Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, San Antonio, TX, November, 2008.
- Literacy Research Impacts for Community Learning Programs. Carnegie Center for Literacy Learning, Lexington, KY, March 2006.
- Shared Inquiry as a Means of Enhancing Reading Comprehension in an Urban School. Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Pittsburgh, PA, November, 2005.
- Positionality and the Negotiation of Authority in the Writing Class. University of New Hampshire Composition Studies Conference, Durham, October, 2004 (with L. Dich, M. Haddix, & L. Tobin).
- Reading Reform and the De-Professionalization of Teachers. Summer Teacher Seminar, University of New Hampshire, Durham, June, 2004.
- Urban Parents’ Perceptions of Home-to-School Literacy Initiatives. Annual meeting of the Northeast Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH, April, 2004.
- Basals and Struggling Readers. Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, San Francisco, CA, November, 2003.
- Stories matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children’s Literature (Panel presentation). Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, San Francisco, CA, November, 2003.
- Reforming Reading Instruction: Making Teachers Matter. Keynote speaker, Annual conference of the Kentucky Reading Project, Louisville, March, 2003.