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Michael Smith

Michael Smith is coauthor with Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith of Get It Done!; Oh, Yeah?!; and So, What’s the Story?. Michael, a professor in Temple University’s College of Education, joined the ranks of college teachers after 11 years of teaching high school English. He has won awards for his teaching at both the high school and college levels. His research focuses on understanding how experienced readers read and talk about texts as well as what motivates adolescents’ reading and writing out of school. He uses that understanding to think about how to devise more effective and engaging reading and writing instruction  for adolescents in school. 

Michael has cowritten or coedited three other Heinemann books, Going with the Flow;  Reflective Teaching, Reflective Learning; and “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys”. For Chevys he and coauthor Jeff Wilhelm received the NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English.

When he’s not working, Michael’s likely to be watching or talking about sports, reading, or playing with his granddaughter.