Jeff Williams

Prompting: How to Help Developing Readers


Jeffery Williams has been a literacy educator for over 30 years with an emphasis on early literacy. Prior to becoming a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and K–12 Literacy Coach, he was a classroom teacher for 10 years. Jeff is past-president of the Reading Recovery Council of North America and has served on the RRCNA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English and chaired several national committees for both organizations. He is a regular speaker at international and national conferences and has provided staff development and consulting in more than 60 school districts across the country. Jeff has co-authored or contributed to two professional books for NCTE, and has written numerous professional articles in national and international publications. He has also authored 120 children’s books in English and Spanish for Hameray Publisher’s Fables and the Real World series. Jeff also teaches graduate courses for The Ohio State University, training and supervising more than 60 Reading Recovery and Literacy Lessons™ teachers in Northeast Ohio.