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Dr. Hallie Yopp Slowik

Dr. Hallie Yopp Slowik

Dr. Hallie Yopp Slowik, a professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education, teaches literacy courses to preservice and inservice teachers and co-directs the CSU system’s Center for the Advancement of Reading (www.calstate.edu/car). Her primary areas of expertise are early literacy, academic language, and comprehension of narrative and content texts. She has written numerous articles, serves on several editorial advisory boards, and she is the co-author of six books: Purposeful Play for Early Childhood Phonological Awareness and Vocabulary Instruction for Academic Success (both Shell Education), Literature-Based Reading Activities (6th ed.) and Ready for Reading: A Handbook for Parents of Preschoolers (both Allyn and Bacon), 50 Strategies for Active Teaching: Engaging K-12 Learners in the Classroom (Merrill), and Oo-pples and Boo-noo-noos: Songs and Activities for Phonemic Awareness (2nd ed., Harcourt School Publishers).  She works closely with practitioners in school districts and preschools, sharing research and effective pedagogy. She is also active in service to the community and the campus.  Hallie taught elementary school for years, primarily in kindergarten and first grades, including eight years in bilingual settings.  She was named the Outstanding Professor of the Year at CSUF and also received the CSU system’s Wang Family Excellence Award. Hallie is an inductee into the California Reading Hall of Fame.Links to a sampling of publications:Supporting Phonemic Awareness in the Classroom in The Reading Teacher

Viewing Vocabulary: Building Word Knowledge through Informational Websites in ReadWriteThink  

Phonological Awareness is Child’s Play in Young Children  

 

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