Gay Su Pinnell is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and in developing comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has received the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award for her contributions to the field of education. She is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Together with Irene Fountas she has authored numerous books, videos, and websites with Heinemann that are considered standards in the field of literacy instruction and staff development. Their latest innovations are The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, a comprehensive assessment system for grades K - 8. Visit http://www.fountasandpinnellleveledliteracyintervention.com/and http://www.fountasandpinnellbenchmarkassessment.com for detaIrene C. Fountas is the author of 'Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching, Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy' with ISBN 9780325003108 and ISBN 0325003106.