Professor, National College of Education
M. Ed, Reading Specialist
Ed. D. Reading and Language
M.A.T. Elementary Education
RLD 603 History of reading research.
RLD 604 Current issues in literacy research: Vocabulary Instruction
RLR 502 Methods and materials for comprehension instruction.
RLR 510 Diagnostic techniques for the reading specialist.
RLR 511 Corrective techniques for the reading specialist.
RLR 592 Practicum in remedial reading.
RLR 593 Seminar in reading research.
RLL 539 Literacy Methods II: 5-9
Areas of Expertise:
Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
Peter Fisher taught in elementary and high schools in England prior to coming to the USA to complete his doctoral studies at SUNY at Buffalo. Peter’s research interests include vocabulary development and teaching struggling readers. In 1997 he was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame.
Blachowicz, C. L. Z, Fisher, P. J., Lang, L. & Ogle, D. (In press). Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices Across the Disciplines. New York: The Guilford Press.
Blachowicz, C.L.Z., & Fisher, P.J.L. (1996; 2002; 2006; 2010; 2015). Teaching vocabulary in all classrooms. New York, NY: Pearson.
Blachowicz, C. L. Z. & Fisher, P. J. (2015). Best practices in vocabulary instruction: What effective teachers do. In L. M. Morrow, L. B. Gambrell, & M. Pressley (Eds.) Best practices in literacy instruction. (5th. Edition)(pp. 195-222). New York: The Guilford Press.
Fisher, P. J., Bates, A., & Gurvitz, D. (2014). The complete guide to tutoring struggling readers - Mapping interventions to purpose and the CCSS. New York: Teacher’s College Press.
Blachowicz, C.L.Z., Fisher, P. J., Ogle, D. & Watts-Taffe, S. (2013). Teaching academic vocabulary, K-8: Effective practices across the curriculum. New York: The Guilford Press.
Fisher, P. J., Bates, A., Gurvitz, D., & Blachowicz, C. L. Z. (2013). Vocabulary instruction: Struggling readers becoming Word Wizards. In Ortlieb, E. T. & Cheek, E. H., Jr. (Eds.) School-based Interventions for Struggling Readers, K-8: Literacy, Research, Practice, and Evaluation, Volume III (pp.165-182). Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing.
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo,Reading Education, 1986
M.A., University of Lancaster, England, Reading Studies, 1981
Cert. Ed. Warwick University, England, 1971
B.Sc., Bristol University, England, Philosophy and Politics, 1970
Research and Interests:
Vocabulary Instruction; Struggling Readers