|Pearson is proud of the wealth of expertise contributed to Prentice Hall Writing Coach for
Texas through its outstanding authorship team. Learn more about our authors below.
Jeff Anderson has worked with struggling writers and readers for almost 20 years. His works integrate grammar and editing instruction into the processes of reading and writing. Anderson has written articles in NCTE's Voices from the Middle, English Journal, and Educational Leadership. Anderson won the NCTE Paul and Kate Farmer Award for his English Journal article on teaching grammar in context. He has published two books, Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop and Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop as well as a DVD, The Craft of Grammar.
Kelly Gallagher is a full-time English teacher at Magnolia
High School in Anaheim, California. He is the former
co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at
California State University, Long Beach. Gallagher is the
author of Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons
for the Middle and High School, Deeper Reading:
Comprehending Challenging Texts 4–12, Teaching
Adolescent Writers, and Readicide. He is also featured
in the video series, Building Adolescent Readers. With
a focus on adolescent literacy, Gallagher provides
training to educators on a local, national and
international level. Gallagher was awarded
the Secondary Award of Classroom Excellence
from the California Association of Teachers of
English—the state’s top English teacher honor.
Evelyn Arroyo is the author and founder of A+RISE – Research-based Instructional Strategies for ELLs (English Language Learners). Her work focuses on closing the achievement gap for minority students and English language learners. A former teacher, principal, and district administrator, Arroyo has won numerous awards, including Texas Teacher of the Year. Through her publications and presentations, Arroyo provides advice, encouragement, and practical success strategies to help teachers reach their ELL students.
|Jim Cummins, Ph.D.
Jim Cummins is a Professor in the Modern Language Centre at the University of Toronto. A well-known educator, lecturer, and author, Cummins focuses his research on bilingual education and the academic achievement of culturally diverse students. He is the author of numerous publications, including Negotiating Identities: Education for Empowerment in a Diverse Society. Cummins coined the acronyms BICS and CALP to help differentiate the type of language ability students need for success in learning a new language.
|Grant Wiggins, Ed.D.
Grant Wiggins is the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his Ed.D. from Harvard University. Grant consults with schools, districts, and state education departments on a variety of reform matters; organizes conferences and workshops; and develops print materials and Web resources on curricular change. He is the co-author, with Jay McTighe, of Understanding By Design and The Understanding By Design Handbook, the award-winning and highly successful materials on curriculum published by ASCD.