Julie Jacobson, PhD, is an English language and Spanish teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego and a faculty member in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Dr. Jacobson has published articles in many journals. Her focus is on supporting the language development of students who are acquiring English as an additional language. Kelly Johnson, PhD, is a faculty member in teacher education at San Diego State University and a classroom teacher at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She has taught grades from kindergarten to college and has appeared in many instructional videos on teacher modeling, assessment and instruction, effective grouping, and writing instruction. A recipient of the California Reading Association’s Constance McCullough Research Award, Dr. Johnson (formerly Dr. Kelly Moore) has published a number of journal articles and books. Her focus is on assessment and small-group guided instructional practice. Diane Lapp, EdD, is Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has taught elementary, middle, and high school and serves as Director of Learning at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Her research and instruction focus on issues related to struggling readers and writers who live in economically deprived urban settings, and their families and teachers. Widely published, Dr. Lapp has received the Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year Award from the International Literacy Association, among other honors, and is a member of both the International Reading Hall of Fame and the California Reading Hall of Fame.