Every reading teacher and every middle school and high school English teacher needs to read The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. This Texas teacher has developed an awesome system for helping children become lifelong readers (and their test scores improve without all the "drill and kill" activities).
Digital Literacies - This book brings together a group of internationally-reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Their essays explore a diverse range of the concepts, policies and practices of digital literacy, and discuss how digital literacy is related to similar ideas: information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, functional literacy and digital competence.
Good article, in summary...the goal of literacy researchers is much the same as the goal of literacy educators: to improve literacy teaching and learning. Literacy educators play a vital role in helping literacy researchers meet this goal. Careful reading, evaluation, and interpretation by thoughtful and informed educators offers our best chance at realizing the full value of what this priceless tool— research—has to offer.