teaching, writing, and publishing career began in New Zealand.
For the past six years
she has been dividing her time between New Zealand and the United States.
Margaret encourages teachers to view all children as worthy, emphasizing
education as a process of enhancement
and not one of
compensation. She promotes guided reading as an instructional approach in
which children practice, apply, and extend skills and strategies in order to
understand text on the first reading. In addition to
Readers, Margaret Mooney has also written Reading To, With, and By
Text Forms and
Features: A Resource for Intentional Teaching, The Books for Young
Learners Teacher Resource, and A Book is a
Present. In 1998, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Margaret as an officer of
the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to education, particularly
the teaching of reading.