Authors

Bill Honig is a founder of CORE, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California, former chair and vice-chair of the California Instructional Quality Commission, and author of Teaching Our Children to Read: The Role of Skills in a Comprehensive Reading Program. He currently blogs on his website Building Better Schools.

Linda Diamond is a founder and president of CORE; a national speaker on literacy, leadership, assessment, and English-language learners; a former school principal and director of instruction; author of the middle-school supplemental vocabulary intervention program Word Intelligence; co-author of Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures and the Vocabulary Handbook; and author of numerous professional articles.

Linda Gutlohn is a developer, editor, and writer of literacy products and grant proposals. She is co-author of the Vocabulary Handbook, Word ID: Assessment Across the Content Areas, and a newly published research paper entitled “Morpheme Frequency in Academic Words: Identifying High-Utility Morphemes for Instruction.”

CORE (Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education) is a trusted implementation and professional learning organization that works collaboratively with school districts, state agencies, and individual Pre-K–12 school sites to provide effective, research-based literacy and math support to improve the achievement of all students.

Contributing Authors

Carrie L. Cole, President, Side-by-Side Educational Consulting

Pamela Beard El-Dinary

Roxanne F. Hudson, Professor, University of Washington, College of Education

Holly B. Lane, Associate Professor and Director School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies, College of Education, University of Florida

Jacalyn Mahler, Learning Resource Developer

Paige C. Pullen, Literacy Officer and Research Professor, Lastinger Center for Learning and School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies, College of Education, University of Florida