Michael W. Smith is a professor at Temple University’s College of Education. He joined the ranks of college teachers after 11 years of teaching high school. In his research he analyzes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions experienced readers and writers need as well as what motivates adolescents’ reading and writing outside school. He uses these analyses to think about how to design more effective curricula and instruction. He has been Chair of the Literature Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, co-Chair of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, and co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English. He was recently elected as a Fellow of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy. He received the 2003 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English for his book "Reading Don't Fix No Chevys"; Literacy in the Lives of Young Men.
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Michael presents on teaching literature and writing, boys and literacy, and motivating reluctant readers and writers.