By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries
PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 30 programs work to provide free books to people incarcerated around the country, improving literacy in prisons and bolstering poorly funded prison libraries. An exhibit opening this week in the Washington State University Terrell Library atrium explores the history and role of these programs.
By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – A professor “passionate about cultivating students’ literacy” is the new director of The Writing Program at Washington State University.
RICHLAND – WSU Tri-Cities Professor Terrell Young was inducted into the Washington Organization for Reading Development (WORD) Hall of Fame in recognition of his work on behalf of early childhood literacy.
Young is professor of literacy education at WSU Tri-Cities. He focuses on literature-based practices in elementary and secondary classrooms, with particular interest in English language learners, struggling readers, content literacy and comprehension. Young has been a WSU professor since 1990.
His professional involvement with the WORD includes serving as the vice president, president, conference committee chairman, and International Reading Association coordinator for … » More …
Mary Roe, professor of literacy education, sees her new summer reading program — in which her teacher-education students tutor Pullman school children — as a “triangle of learning opportunities.” First, tutoring will help children to become better readers and more successful students. Second, Roe’s students, who are future teachers enrolled at the College of Education, will gain valuable hands-on experience by interacting with students struggling to read. Third, Roe herself, as the organizer and supervisor of the tutoring relationships, expects to learn from the students and their interactions. “In these outreach programs, I always learn from my students’ experiences and then bring those insights and … » More …