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Tanya S. Wright

Tanya Wright is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is a former kindergarten teacher whose research and teaching focus on curriculum and instruction in language and literacy during the early childhood and elementary years. Tanya’s research examines instructional practices that promote oral language, vocabulary, and knowledge development for young children. 


‘Children are more likely to learn when they can actively engage with a word and its meaning rather than just passively receiving information from the teacher.”—Tanya Wright

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