Lesley M.

Profile: Lesley M. Morrow

Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Literacy Development

"Reading instruction is about teaching children to become fluent readers. My major goal is to motivate a new generation of lifelong readers who read voluntarily for pleasure and for information."

Professional Affiliations: 

President of the International Reading Association.


Ph.D., Fordham University

Research Work With Students

Early literacy development dealing with motivation, fluency, classroom environments, and professional development.

Recent & Selected Publications

Morrow, L.M. (2003). Organizing and Managing The Language Arts Block: A Professional Development Guide. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Morrow, L.M. (2002). The Literacy Center: Contexts for Reading and Writing. (2nd Ed.) Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

Morrow, L.M. (2001). Literacy Development in the Early years: Helping Children Read and Write. (4th Ed.) Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon