Teaching Reading

Dr. Andy Johnson is Professor of Literacy Instruction and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He specializes in literacy instruction, reading interventions, teaching writing, and advanced pedagogy. After teaching in the elementary classroom for 9 years, he received a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Instruction in 1997. He is the author of 16 books and over 50 book chapters and academic articles related to literacy, learning, and the human condition. He is also a founding member of ILEC (International Literacy Educators Coalition), and the host of the podcast, The Reading Instruction Show.

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Being and Becoming Teachers of Writing: A Meaning-Based Approach To Authentic Writing Instruction

Using the five-step writing process as a foundation, the text describes how to teach the necessary skills related to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other writing mechanics, and addresses all major genres and stages of writing. Written in an authentic voice that exemplifies good writing, Johnson presents a variety of pragmatic, research-based strategies that support students’ writing development and encourage teachers to apply their own creativity and intelligence in the classroom.

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Designing Meaning-Based Interventions for Struggling Readers

This highly practical volume helps K–8 teachers implement effective reading interventions that support meaningful comprehension and engage students with interesting, age-appropriate texts. Andrew P. Johnson presents a range of strategies for addressing difficulties in the core areas of word identification, fluency, and comprehension.

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Books Written by Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson's books focus on reading interventions, reading instruction, literacy learning, academic writing, learning theories, and pedagogical strategies.