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Peggy Albers, Atlanta, Georgia
Peggy taught middle and high school English, drama and speech for 15 years before becoming an associate professor of English and Literacy Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She is a well-known writer, past editor of Talking Points, and presenter and researcher in literacy and English education. She is a member of NCTE and the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) as well as a member of the NCTE Consulting Network.
Renee Goularte, Magalia, California
Renee holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, is a member of NCTE and the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU), and participates in the TAWL (Teachers Applying Whole Language) listserv.
Devon Hamner, Grand Island, Nebraska
With thirty years of teaching experience, Devon’s area of expertise is primary education, especially language arts instruction. She is a member of NCTE and the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU), the Central Nebraska Reading Association, the Nebraska Reading Association, and is an active participant on the TAWL (Teachers Applying Whole Language) listserv.
Nancy Patterson, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nancy is assistant professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and also serves as Literacy Studies Program Coordinator. Nancy taught middle school and high school English for almost 30 years in a rural district in mid-Michigan. She is chair of NCTE’s Assembly on Computers in English (ACE) and incoming chair of the NCTE Middle Level Section.
David Whitin, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
David is Professor of Elementary Education at Wayne State University and has also taught at the University of South Carolina and Queens College in New York City. Prior to his university teaching, he was an elementary school teacher and principal. David has collaborated with Phyllis Whitin for many years on their joint interests in inquiry learning and the connections between language and mathematics. Both are members in the NCTE Consulting Network.
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Valuing Language Study:
Inquiry into Language for Elementary and Middle Schools
Author Yetta M. Goodman offers teachers a rich language studies curriculum they can adapt to the needs of their elementary and middle school students.