Sunday Cummins is a literacy consultant and author. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught at National Louis University from 2007-2012 in the Reading Program and she worked in the public schools for ten years prior to that as a middle school and third grade classroom teacher and as a literacy coach.
Her books Close Reading of Informational Text: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8 and Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts: Principles and Practices for Grades 2-8, both published by Guilford Press, are available on Amazon.com. She has a forthcoming book about teaching students to read multiple informational texts on the same topic, published by Heinemann, coming out in Winter 2018.
Sunday also continues to teach and learn alongside educators and students as a literacy consultant and researcher with a focus on reading and writing informational texts. She blogs regularly about her work and has also published articles in EL (Educational Leadership), The Reading Teacher, Book Links, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and Talking Points.