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Tanya Wright

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Michigan
 351 Erickson
 517-432-2367
Tanya Wright is a former kindergarten teacher whose interests focus on curriculum and instruction in language and literacy during the early childhood and elementary years. Her research examines practices that promote oral language, vocabulary and background knowledge development for young children growing up in poverty. Wright is co-author of several books for teachers and parents including, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, PreK-2, and she is a co-editor of the Michigan Reading Journal. Her work has been published in journals such as American Educator, The Elementary School Journal, Reading Teacher and Reading Research Quarterly.

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