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Douglas Fisher, PhD, is a professor of language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and a teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Paul and Kate Farmer Award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Christa McAuliffe Award for excellence in teacher education. He is the author of numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design, and his published books include
Creating Literacy-Rich Schools for Adolescents (with Gay Ivey), Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom
(with Nancy Frey), Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility (with Nancy Frey), and Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners (with Nancy Frey and Carol Rothenberg). He can be reached at email@example.com.
Nancy Frey, PhD, is a professor of literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University (SDSU) and a teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Nancy is a credentialed special educator and reading specialist in California. She is the recipient of the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference and the Christa McAuliffe Award for excellence in teacher education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She has published in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, English Journal, Voices in the Middle, Middle School Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has coauthored (with Doug Fisher) the ASCD books Checking for Understanding, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, and Content-Area Conversations. She teaches a variety of courses in SDSU's teacher-credentialing and reading specialist programs on elementary and secondary reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.