Teaching to Build Student Capacity with Complex Texts Archived recording from August 16, 2012
Featuring Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert
Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert
is President and CEO of TextProject, Inc., a not-for-profit, and a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on the identification of text features that ensure that young children are successful and engaged in learning to read. Her work has been published in numerous research articles and chapters as well as books, the most recent of which is Revisiting Silent Reading (published by IRA). Through documents such as Becoming a Nation of Readers (1985) and Every Child a Reader (1999), she has contributed to making research accessible to educators. Dr. Hiebert’s model of accessible texts for beginning and struggling readers—TExT
—has been used to develop a number of reading programs that are widely used in schools. Dr. Hiebert is the recipient of the William S. Gray Citation of Merit (IRA, 2008), a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.