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Professor David Wray



Professor in Literacy


Centre for Education Studies
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7652 2057

Research Interests

Teaching strategies to help students of various ages access the curriculum through literacy. First and second language learning and pedagogy. Readability in a range of languages. The importance and teaching of handwriting. The use of mobile learning devices.


David Wray taught in a variety of schools for 10 years and is currently Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick. He has published over 50 books on aspects of literacy teaching and is best known for his work on developing teaching strategies to help pupils access the curriculum through literacy. This has resulted in such innovations as the Extending Interactions with Texts (EXIT) model to guide the teaching of reading to learn, and writing frames to help with the writing of factual text types. His work has been made an integral part of the National Literacy Strategy at both primary and secondary levels and he co-wrote Module 6 (Reading and Writing for Information) of the original primary NLS training materials.

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • Developing Children‘s Non-fiction Writing
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