Nell K. Duke

University of Michigan

Expert: Nell Duke

Nell K. Duke is a professor in literacy, language, and culture and in the combined program in education and psychology at the University of Michigan.

Her award-winning research focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. She has co-written and co-edited many books for educators, such as Inside Information: Developing Powerful Readers and Writers of Informational Text through Project-Based instruction, the Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction: Research-based Practice K to 8; and Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children from Birth to Five. She has also co-authored a book for parents: Beyond Bedtime Stories: A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills From Birth to 5, now in its second edition.

The mother of two children, Duke considers literacy development through the eyes of a parent as well as a researcher and educator.

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Beyond bedtime stories: A parent’s guide to promoting reading, writing, and other literacy skills from birth to 5 by Bennett-Armistead, Duke, & Moses, 2014 (second edition), published by Scholastic, Inc.

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