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Tanya Wright

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Michigan
 351 Erickson
Tanya Wright is a former kindergarten teacher whose interests include instruction, teacher education and teacher professional development in the area of early language and literacy. Her research focuses on the teacher’s role in promoting oral language, vocabulary and background knowledge development for young children. Her recent work has addressed the current state of vocabulary instruction in kindergarten classrooms as well as supports for vocabulary instruction in commonly-used core curricular materials.

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