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Tonya Perry, Ph.D.
"I enjoy the work of the ReadWriteThink Advisory Board. It is progressive, innovative, and rewarding work that makes a difference in the lives of teachers, and ultimately, in the lives of students. Because of the quality lesson designs, teachers throughout the world can access examples of excellent teaching opportunities that engage and challenge the 21st century learner."
Tonya is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her primary interests center around teaching middle and high school students in English language arts. Connected to this primary interest, she conducts research in the area of writing in the secondary schools and engaging 21st century learners in the classroom using technology and strategic instructional strategies. She is the Director and Principal Investigator for the Red Mountain Writing Project and served on the NCTE Conference on English Education Executive Board. Tonya was a state teacher of the year and a finalist for national teacher of the year in 2000.
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Grades 6 – 8 | Professional Library | Book
This book takes you into the classrooms of middle school and junior high teachers who are meeting the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while staying true to their students and to their own knowledge of what constitutes effective, student-centered teaching.
Grades 5 – 9 | Online Professional Development | Web Seminar
This one-hour web seminar focuses on the interrelated practices of close reading and academic writing, and the importance of supporting students across the disciplines in identifying and applying these practices in meaningful and connected ways.