Raymond Philippot, PhD,is Department Chair and Professor of English at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Dr. Philippot’s research interests include whole-class discussions of literature, resources for struggling readers, and reading comprehension at the secondary level. Prior to joining the faculty at St. Cloud State University, he taught high school English in Kansas and Minnesota. He currently serves as the English Education Chair for the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English. nbsp; Michael F. Graves, PhD,is Professor Emeritus of Literacy Education at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. His research, development, and writing focus on vocabulary learning and instruction and comprehension instruction. Dr. Graves has served as the Editor of theJournal of Reading Behaviorand as the Associate Editor ofResearch in the Teaching of English.Widely published, he currently serves as a consultant on comprehension strategies, vocabulary instruction, and text difficulty.