President Israel Published New Book on Global Literacy


President of University of Our Lady of Grace published new volume on Verbal Protocols in Literacy Research.

Verbal Protocols in Literacy Research

This volume offers an updated analysis of the methodology of reading and reading research since 1995, when the landmark book Verbal Protocols of Reading: The Nature of Constructively Responsive Reading by Michael Pressley and Peter Afflerbach was published. It offers a thorough cross-analysis of the conscious processes experienced during reading, the structure of reading comprehension, and its application to more current initiatives such as Common Core State Standards and Response to Intervention. It also provides a detailed analysis of Constructively Responsive Reading through relevant online self-report studies in reading and reading comprehension behavior. It is a fresh and comprehensive volume that speaks not only to reading researchers, but to literacy teachers at all levels.

dotIf you would like to know more joining Verbal Protocols in Literacy Association, please contact Dr. Israel

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Dr. Susan E. Israel Makes Available Her Books For Free Online

Dr. Susan E. Israel author of more than 30 literacy books and spiritual books recently published two new books:  3:00 p.m.: Mercy to Grace Hour Prayer Guidebook and Loving Jesus Mary’s Way: A Spiritual Guidebook for Mothers.  These books are available for free download in the Coronation Institute Bookstore, which can be accessed following this link:

More of Dr. Israel’s literacy books will be listed soon.  If you have questions or need her books, please make an inquiry so they can be sent for free electronically.

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Election 2016: Catholics Have a Write In Option Based on State Nomination Procedures

A Follow-up Message to Fellow Catholics on the 2016 Election: We have another option!

Written by Susan E. Israel, PhD, Founder and President of Coronation Institute

My fellow Catholics, we cannot simply say we are going to vote for a write-in candidate and do that. We need to take a risk and work together in solidarity for one write-in candidate whose name would then be placed on the write in for each of the 50 states. We have to work together to support another candidate who is more in line with the conservative values of the Republican Party. We have one more option other than not voting at all, voting for Hilary Clinton, or voting write-in. Write-in candidates can only be meaningful if the state procedures are followed.

In the words of Pope Francis in his homily addressed on his Apostolic Journey to Poland on the occasion of World Youth Day XXXI, the Holy Father reminds us to go where we are sent and to let love take risks.

“In other words, the life of Jesus’ closest disciples, which is what we are called to be, is shaped by concrete love, a love, in other words, marked by service and availability.  It is a life that has no closed spaces or private property for our own use, or at least there shouldn’t be.  Those who choose to model their entire life on Jesus no longer choose their own places; they go where they are sent, in ready response to the one who calls.  They do not even choose their own times.  The house where they live does not belong to them, because the Church and the world are the open spaces of their mission.  Their wealth is to put the Lord in the midst of their lives and to seek nothing else for themselves.  So they flee the satisfaction of being at the centre of things; they do not build on the shaky foundations of worldly power, or settle into the comforts that compromise evangelization.  They do not waste time planning a secure future, lest they risk becoming isolated and gloomy, enclosed within the narrow walls of a joyless and desperate self-centredness.  Finding their happiness in the Lord, they are not content with a life of mediocrity, but burn with the desire to bear witness and reach out to others.  They love to take risks and to set out, not limited to trails already blazed, but open and faithful to the paths pointed out by the Spirit.  Rather than just getting by, they rejoice to evangelize.”


In the 2016 Election for the President we have another option and it is called the write in. The process of the write in candidate needs attention in order for voters to say they are going to do that instead of voting for the two existing candidates. The rules for a write in candidate vary by state. The most important rule is that the write-in candidate for which one would vote would have had to filed the official paperwork to be in compliance with each individual state. For example, according to filing procedures in the state of Arizona, “a write in candidate for whom someone would write in would have to have done the following: No later than 40 days prior to the Primary or General Election, a write-in candidate must file all the documents that are required for other candidates, except nomination petitions. Candidates for federal offices are exempt from compliance with Arizona’s campaign finance and personal financial disclosure requirements.”

If you are reading this, I an not a politician.  I am just really good at generating ideas that might lead to better solutions based on the magisterium and Catholic Doctrine.  I would need some assistance in figuring out how to start a Call to a Write-in Candidate.  First, Who?  Second, that is the cause we could support. We cannot simply say that is what we are doing.  There are more steps than that, but I do not have the political expertise on that process.  That is where help is needed.

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Coronation Institute

After careful reflection and prayer, University of Our Lady of Grace will return to the name established in 2009; Coronation Institute.  The primary mission is dedicated to global education of the Blessed Mother, as well as help in providing wisdom and knowledge in regards to the Greater Glory of

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How to Help More Catholics Pray the Rosary?

I am interested in knowing how I can help more Catholics Pray the Rosary.  What is it that Catholics need to learn about the Blessed Mother?  Please let me know your thoughts and respond to the poll.  This information will be used to begin pondering how Coronation Institute can educate and serve.

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Why don’t more Catholics Pray the Rosary?

Recently, I was asked an insightful question by someone of another faith, “Why do Catholics pay so much attention to the Blessed Mother?”

My response to the question left the individual very interested in learning more.  I gave him a brochure I was carrying on praying the rosary.  After the conversation, I was really left to ponder a different question, “Why don’t more Catholics pay more attention to the Blessed Mother?”

It was in this thought, that I base the 2016 strategic mission of the University of Our Lady of Grace.  That is, global education of the Blessed Mother.  I begin the strategic mission by asking for your help.  Please let me know what it is that is needed to educate more Catholics about the Blessed Mother?

I will be meeting today with my parish priest to discuss plans and ideas on how to raise awareness of the Blessed Mother and to promote praying the rosary.  Here are my ideas:

  • Invite guest speakers such as Fr. Gaitley
  • Ongoing Adult Formation with repeated readings annually of 30 Days to Morning Glory
  • Education of DeMontfort Spirituality
  • Begin Daughters of Wisdom
  • Invite students to sign-up for weekly rosary
  • Workshops on Praying the Rosary in Collaboration with the Knights of Columbus
  • Mini-Boot Camps on Rosary Education
  • Planning of Pilgrimages to Marion sites in the United  States and Beyond
  • Rosary baskets in the Narthex
  • Laminated Rosary Cards in Chapel Pews
  • Marian-Themed location in Narthex
  • Rosary for Families, and Ethic Groups
  • Petition Wall




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Global Reading Alliance

Global Reading Alliance for Catholic Education (GRACE) is a literacy teacher-service program that specifically focuses on training literacy teachers who can advance reading and writing at the primary level. There is not only a Global need for exemplary reading teachers who specialize in literacy but a call to help the poor in spirit at all levels. GRACE strives to train exemplary literacy teachers who serve in under-resourced communities globally.

GRACE is a unique distance education literacy teacher service program that provides specific training in how to teach reading and writing at the primary level. Training courses will be offered through Distance Education and in a hybrid format beginning with class training and hands-on teaching experience in Catholic schools of the teacher’s choice within their community.  After gradual release of training teachers are involved with continued specialized training  along with online coursework working toward a goal to be immersed teaching literacy in under-resourced Catholic Schools globally.

GRACE is a global teacher-service program that focuses on literacy, faith, and collaboration in community with the goal to serve God.

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