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Donna Ogle


Donna Ogle is Professor of Reading and Language at National-Louis University (NLU) in Chicago, Illinois. She is involved in research and staff development projects in the U.S. and abroad, in Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. She is currently directing two middle school literacy projects, Project ALL—Advancing Literacy for Learning and the Transitional Adolescent Literacy Project in Chicago Public Schools. Donna has served as a consultant to the NLU's Adventures of the American Mind Project, the Teaching American History grant (Creating A Community of Scholars) and Picturing Chicago, an NEH funded grant. She served as president of the International Reading Association 2001–2002, and as executive officer from 1999–2001. She is the author of several books and many professional articles, chapters, and student materials. She is perhaps best known as developer of the K-W-L learning strategy.

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Instructional Strategies

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Building Literacy in Social Studies: Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking (E-Book)


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