John Savage

John F. Savage, series author, is a Professor Emeritus at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, where he taught for 33 years. Dr. Savage served as a Coordinator of the Graduate Reading/Literacy program there. He has also taught at Boston University and in Canada and Spain, and has guest-lectured at colleges and universities. Dr. Savage began his career as a classroom teacher, and throughout his tenure has returned to classroom teaching in order to better understand today's schools-and because he loves working with young learners.

Dr. Savage has written several professional books, including Sound it Out: Phonics in a Comprehensive Reading Program, Third Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2006); For the Love of Literature: Children and Books in the Elementary Years (McGraw-Hill, 2000); and Teaching Reading and Writing: Combining Skills, Strategies, and Literature (McGraw-Hill, 1998). In addition, he has written many professional articles and is a popular speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. He has presented at several recent national conferences, including the International Reading Association (IRA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Dr. Savage received his BA in English at Iona College and his MEd and EdD in Education from Boston University. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Australia, as well as a People-to-People Delegation Leader to the People's Republic of China, India, and Cuba.

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