Dr. Slaughter is a published author and veteran educator with 30 years in both the urban and suburban school systems. Dedicated to increasing literacy in young adults, she served the profession as an English teacher and learning specialist. A 1989 graduate of Cabrini University, Rachel worked as a writing specialist at the college as well. After earning two Fellowships and a distinguished track record of professional publications and presentations at regional and national conferences, she earned her doctoral degree in cognitive studies in reading at Widener University.
Her dissertation explores multicultural literature in private schools through the lens of Critical Pedagogy. Her new book, titled Turning the Page: The Ultimate Guide for Teachers to Multicultural Literature, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in Spring, 2021.
Although Dr. Slaughter spends most of her professional time researching literacy and best practices, and writing, she enjoys leisure time with her husband of 29 years and two daughters. If there is any time left in her day, you can find Rachel with her nose in a good fiction multicultural book.
About her book
Daddy, REAd to Me (DREAM): The Virtual Abecedarium and Journal for Fathers and Sons is more than a book, it is a literacy experience between a father and son. The DREAM book provides fun activities that a father can do with his son while promoting reading. A father can become his son's “reading role model” by reading with him. It is true: A boy who has a father as a reading role model during his early literacy years is more likely to develop the behaviors of a literate person.
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