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Memorial Created By
Ann Alexander

Kenneth S. Goodman

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Kenneth S. Goodman. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Allen Koshewa
    Because of Ken, I transformed from a teacher teaching the answers to comprehension questions in the 70s to a teacher who for four subsequent decades taught literacy as a joy of discovery. Inspired by the early miscue work of Ken, Yetta, Carolyn et al....  more
  • Maureen Morrissey
    I have so many memories of Ken, it fills my heart every time I think of him: His calm keynotes explaining important issues; many Passover dinners; his comments on my comments during readings in class; his encouragement and support when my due date for...  more
  • Joan Czapalay
    Ken's "Manifesto for a Reading Revolution" caught my eye, and his words found a home in my heart. As an early reader I knew that children needed to make sense of using language.
  • Rob Tierney
    I first met Ken as a young professor in the Reading Department at the University of Arizona in the seventies.

    Ken was always so curious and his thoughts were both mesmerising and daunting. Whenever I questioned him, it was if his ideas were...  more