Nell Duke Wants to Look Beyond Bedtime Stories

As we look ahead to spring, MRA is moving its annual conference online during the weekend of March 12 to 14, 2021. One of our featured speakers is Dr. Nell K. Duke, whose work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty.

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Nell’s work specializes in development of reading and writing in young children, comprehensive development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education.

She earned a B.A. from Strathmore College, a Masters and Doctorate in Education from Harvard, and is currently a professor of literacy, language and culture and also in the combined program of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan.

She has written dozens of scholarly articles and authored Inside Information. Nell has co-authored a number of books, including Beyond Bedtime Stories, Literacy and the Youngest Learner and Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms.

She has received awards from the American Educational Research Association, the Literacy Research Association, the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Follow her at and on twitter @nellduke.

Dr. Duke explains how you can teach literacy even in the kitchen with your children in this short video.

The Michigan Reading Association welcomes all members — those who are new as well as whose memberships may have lapsed — to promote literacy by renewing your membership. To update your membership for the low price of $35, click here .

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