Two Radford University faculty members are coauthors of a new column in an international magazine for teachers of reading.
Jennifer Jones and Katie Hilden, both members of the literacy faculty in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, pitched the idea for an instructional column to the International Reading Association and are now being published in Reading Today, the organization’s bimonthly magazine.
“For a couple of years now, Katie and I have met for a professional writing time,” Jones said. “We provide one another with feedback and suggestions for our professional writing goals and projects. We found ourselves spending time at each meeting discussing common practices we see in the field and further questioning what research has to say about these practices.”
After making an extensive list of areas to explore, Jones said, the two divvied up their topics and started writing descriptions of commonly observed practices, including what research has been done. They added their own suggestions for teachers based on existing research.