Dr. Lillie Pope, Educational Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, had a long career teaching people how to teach reading. She developed and implemented programs for students with learning and reading disabilities, and guided countless professionals and nonprofessionals to understand the process of learning to read. Dr. Pope was the author of seven books; the three below are her most influential. For a detailed biography, go to Our Founders.
Teach Anyone to Read: A No-Nonsense Guide is an invaluable resource of proven techniques for helping students of all ages become readers. Reprinted by EJK Press, 2008. Available in softcover and as an e-book
Word Play: Dictionary of Idioms provides definitions and examples, in English and Spanish, of common expressions for new English-language learners. Reprinted by Wordplay Press, 2007
Special Needs: Special Answers (co-authored with Deborah Edel and Abraham Hakley) offers activities for special education and early childhood classes. Published by Book Lab, 1979