Early reading instruction must be explicit and systematic. But does it have to be so scripted? Scripted instruction encourages educators to be reading technicians, rather than reading teachers. This session will explore the linguistic knowledge that educators need to be liberally-educated reading teachers.

Dan Coupland

Dr. COupland holds a BA in Spanish from Liberty University, a M.A. in linguistics from Oakland University, and a PhD in education from Michigan State University. He teaches reading instruction and grammar courses at Hillsdale College.