You’ll find lot of different things on my blog: articles, slides from presentations, videos, blog posts, and (heretofore) unpublished writing.

Most of what I publish here focuses on reading theory, reading instruction, and reading assessment policies and practices at all levels-local, state, and national.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

The Latest Posts

Reading for Understanding

In 2020, I worked with a team of several colleagues to synthesize the contributions of the IES funded Reading for Understanding Initiative…

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Book Cover for David

Some of us, mainly on the program, were challenged to make a short, pithy toast to David, preferably in the form of…

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Research and Wine

I don’t write well enough to describe what David has meant to me. He was my doctoral advisor during my years at…

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My memories of PDP

Having completed his doctoral program at the U along with Jerry Harste, he was very much at home at the U and…

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2014 LRA ICG Breakfast

I have known David since meeting him during the 2004 NCTE meeting when he was recognized for one of many lifetime achievement…

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LRA 2008

David made LRA 2008 (back when it was still NRC) in Orlando truly memorable by leading a dance party by the pool….

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TBALL and a Hat

UCB and UCLA played on the same team between 2003-2009—perhaps a first! Of course this was the TBALL team (Technology Based Assessment…

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Trip to Napa and Sonoma

David, Mary Alyce, Susan, and Shawn in 2004 having a great time tasting and describing wines! Hilarious! From Susan Seilback

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