Diane Lapp, EdD, is a distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University and an English teacher and literacy coach at Health Sciences High and Middle College.
Diane Lapp, EdD, is a distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University and an English teacher and literacy coach at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, she taught elementary and middle school grade levels. Dr. Lapp focuses on instruction that supports learning for a diverse range of students. Her career is founded on the idea that motivation and well-planned, guided instruction must be based on a continuous assessment of strengths and needs shown by the students.
Throughout her career as an educator and education professor, Dr. Lapp has been drawn to urban schools catering to children of poverty who are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated, and uncared for because of the unfamiliarity that exists between their families and their teachers. Combining her two current positions, Dr. Lapp established a high school student internship program between HSHMC and a neighborhood pre-K–6 school with a 95 percent population of English learners.
Dr. Lapp has authored or edited dozens of books, articles, and speeches. As an educator, she has won numerous awards and, in 2005, was inducted into the International Reading Hall of Fame.
She earned a doctorate from Indiana University, a master’s degree from Western Michigan University, and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University.
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Presentations by Diane Lapp
- Close Reading: What to Do Next When Some Students Don’t Comprehend
- Closely Reading, Writing, and Talking About Complex Texts
- Preparing Students for Common Core Assessments
- Addressing the CCSS When Teaching Reading and Argumentative Writing
- Identifying the Complex Features of Texts
- Integrating the CCSS and the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model of Instruction
- Unpacking the Common Core
- Developing Purposeful CCSS-Related Instruction
- Anchoring the CCSS for English Language Arts for Teaching and Learning
- Teaching With the Rigor of the CCSS: Developing Students’ Abilities to Read Complex Texts
- Differentiating Small-Group Instruction: CCSS Language-Based Learning for All Students, Especially ELs
- Collaborative Coaching: Teachers Promoting Teachers Working With the CCSS
- Closely Reading Complex Texts
- Close Reading and Academic Language Connections
- Listening and Speaking About Complex Texts
- Asking Text-Related Questions That Support Close Reading
- Writing Well-Supported Arguments