Published in SEDL Letter Volume XIX, Number 2, October 2007, Reading: Practices to Help Improve Instruction

The Award-Winning Magazine of the
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory


Wesley A. Hoover, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Christine A. Moses, MA
Director, Office of Institutional Communications

Leslie Asher Blair, MA

Debbie Ritenour, MA
Contributing Editor

Nancy Reynolds, MLS

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