BiographySean Ruday is Assistant Professor of English Education at Longwood University.He began his teaching career at a public school in Brooklyn, NY, and has taught English and language arts at public and private schools in New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia. He holds a BA from Boston College, an MA from New York University, and a PhD from the University of Virginia. Sean is Co-President of the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar.
Sean has written four books, all published by Routledge Eye on Education: The Common Core Grammar Toolkit for Grades 3-5 (2013), The Common Core Grammar Toolkit for Grades 6-8 (2014), The Informational Writing Toolkit (2014), and The Argument Writing Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts in Grades 6-8 (In press).
Some publications in which his articles have appeared are: Issues in Teacher Education, Journal of Teaching Writing, Journal of Language and Literacy Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and the Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association. Sean is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences. He enjoys talking with teachers about innovative ways to improve students’ literacy learning.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Grammar instruction; Writing instruction; Mentor text use; Teacher preparation