Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high schools for 32 years and is now the associate director of the California Reading & Literature Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and as chair of the College Board’s English Academic Advisory Committee. 

She has published several books with Heinemann including With Rigor for All: Meeting Standards for Reading Literature and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough. The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis will be released fall 2018.

In 2015, Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and in 2016 the NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership’s Exemplary Leadership Award. She has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board.

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high schools for 32 years and is now the associate director of the California Reading & Literature Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and as chair of the College Board’s English Academic Advisory Committee. 

She has published several books with Heinemann including With Rigor for All: Meeting Standards for Reading Literature and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough. The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis will be released fall 2018.

In 2015, Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and in 2016 the NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership’s Exemplary Leadership Award. She has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board.

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The Bad Habits of Good Readers
Carol Jago, HMH author and program consultant, makes the case for the seemingly bad habits avid readers possess. 
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
November 30, 2017
Click Here for Closer Digital Reading
Carol Jago investigates the differences between print and screen-based reading and offers advice for helping students understand and overcome the distractions of online reading.
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
April 12, 2017
There’s No Such Thing as an Ordinary Day
HMH Content Author Carol Jago shares highlights from the 2016 International Literacy Association Conference.
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
July 16, 2016
Getting It by Heart: The Value in Memorizing Poetry
In celebration of National Poetry Month, HMH ELA Program Author Carol Jago explains the value in memorizing poetry and the importance of uninterrupted reading.  
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
April 14, 2016
Beyond the Written Word Close Readings of Complex Visual Texts
Visual artists approach their work with the same purposes as writers: to persuade, to explain, and to convey experience real or imagined. The difference is in their tools. While writers employ diction, syntax, and imagery to establish a tone and convey their message; visual artists use color, line, shape, object, and scale.
Carol Jago
HMH Author and Associate Director, California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA
July 06, 2015