Teaching Reading – Books by Lillie Pope
Dr. Lillie Pope, Educational Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, has had a long career teaching people how to teach reading. As Founding Director of the Learning Center at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, adjunct professor at New York University and Brooklyn College and Diplomate in School Psychology, she has guided countless professionals and nonprofessionals to understand the process of learning to read. Dr. Pope is the author of seven books. Below are three of her most influential. For a detailed bio, go to Who We Are.
Teach Anyone to Read: A No-Nonsense Guide has been an invaluable resource for teachers, tutors and parents for many years. Updated for the 21st century, these are simple, straightforward, proven techniques for helping students of all ages become readers. Reprinted by EJK Press, 2008. Available in softcover or as an e-book.
Word Play: Dictionary of Idioms provides definitions and examples of use, in English and Spanish, of common idiomatic expressions that can prove difficult to grasp for a new English-language learner. Reprinted by Wordplay Press, 2007.
Special Needs: Special Answers (co-authored with Deborah Edel and Abraham Hakley) offers a range of activities for use in special education and early childhood classrooms. Published by Book Lab, 1979.