Lori Oster is an assistant professor of English at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. She is a former high school English teacher and reading specialist, and has been teaching reading at the college level for the past decade. She received her M.Ed. in reading and literacy from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, and her B.A. in English and American literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (I! L! L!) Lori holds certificates as a Developmental Education Specialist from the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University’s National Center for Developmental Education in Boone, North Carolina; and as a... Read More
I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie
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I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie is not a reading textbook, it is a guide to help readers transform their ways of thinking about text. In straightforward, accessible language, Lori Oster discusses the most common habits successful readers share, and walks readers through steps anyone can take to make those habits their own. What started as basic handouts for Oster’s students has evolved into a time-tested approach to helping high school and college students develop the reading skills they need to be successful both in the classroom, and out.