Author Archives: Thomas G. Gunning

Tom Gunning holds a doctorate in the Psychology of Reading from Temple University and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Reading/Language Arts Department, Central Connecticut State University. He is Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, and has been a secondary English teacher and an elementary school reading consultant. He has written several textbooks on the teaching of reading, including: Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students, Allyn & Bacon, 2008; Closing the Literacy Gap, Allyn & Bacon, 2006; Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students 7th Ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2010; Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties,4th Ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2010, and Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students in Grades 4-8, 2nd Ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2010. He is also the author of Word Building, a Response to Intervention Program (Phoenix Learning Resources) for students with decoding problems. His latest books are Building Struggling Students Higher Level Literacy: Practical Ideas, Powerful Solutions (International Reading Association), which he co-edited with Jim Collins, and Reading Comprehension Boosters: 100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy, which is published by Jossey-Bass.