Terry L. Norton and Betty Lou Jackson Land are Professors Emeriti, Winthrop University. Dr. Betty Lou Jackson Land taught for several years in the inner-city public schools in Birmingham, Alabama, before she met Dr. Terry Norton at Winthrop University. Together with Dr. Richard Ingram, they spent three years co-teaching in the South Carolina Governor's School for Literacy. Dr. Land has been recognized with several distinguished teacher educator awards, including the Lucinda Rose Counselor Award in 2004 from Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society. Dr. Norton has most recently co-authored Cooking with Mother Goose with Carol S. Anfin. Norton and Land have taught numerous reading, reading assessment, and children's literature courses; have authored many published articles; and have presented at countless state, regional, and national conferences. 50 Literacy Strategies for Beginning Teachers, 1 8 is a collaborative work resulting from their love of teaching and their team teaching over many years.