Carol Jago

Carol Jago

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

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school in public schools for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. 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 many books with Heinemann including The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis. She is also author of With Rigor for All and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough and published books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE.

Carol is a consulting author to HMH Into Reading, a K-6 reading program and HMH Into Literature, a 6-12 literature program along with numerous previous programs.

Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and the CEL Exemplary Leadership Award. She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Association of Teachers of English. Carol has served on the National Assessment Governing Board and currently serves on the International Literacy Association’s Board of Directors.

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school in public schools for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. 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 many books with Heinemann including The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis. She is also author of With Rigor for All and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough and published books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE.

Carol is a consulting author to HMH Into Reading, a K-6 reading program and HMH Into Literature, a 6-12 literature program along with numerous previous programs.

Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and the CEL Exemplary Leadership Award. She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Association of Teachers of English. Carol has served on the National Assessment Governing Board and currently serves on the International Literacy Association’s Board of Directors.

  • Background Knowledge: A Vital Component for Reading Comprehension

    Background Knowledge: A Vital Component for Reading Comprehension

    Dr. Carol Jago explains the importance of background knowledge for reading comprehension and shares strategies for helping students build that knowledge.

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

  • Helping Children Read the World: Stories From History

    Helping Children Read the World: Stories From History

    Author and teacher Carol Jago suggests books for your classroom library that situate social-emotional issues within real-world settings, both past and present.

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

  • The Bad Habits of Good Readers

    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

  • Click Here for Closer Digital Reading

    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

  • There’s No Such Thing as an Ordinary Day

    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

  • Getting It by Heart: The Value in Memorizing Poetry

    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

  • Beyond the Written Word  Close Readings of Complex Visual Texts

    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