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The Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning published its first annual newsletter this summer. If you did not receive it and wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact the department. For a downloadable pdf version, please click on the picture at the left.

 

Albany, NY (July 1, 2014) - Margaret Sheehy (PI) and Donna Scanlon (Co-PI), Literacy Teaching and Learning, with colleagues Glenn Deane, Sociology and Heidi Andrade, Educational Psychology and Methodology, have been awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for “Development of a Supplemental Instructional Course in Reading and Writing Arguments for Ninth Graders at Risk of Leaving School before Graduating."

Click on the picture to the left to read the entire article.

 

 

Recent Publications

Affinito, S. (2014). Students who struggle with literacy learning. In K.B Grant, S.E. Golden & N.S. Wilson (Eds.), Literacy assessment and instructional strategies: Connecting to the common core. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Wissman, K. (2014). “Let me gather spring flowers for a wreath”: Writing about historical trauma for young people in A Wreath for Emmett Till. Journal of Children’s Literature, 40(1), 5-13.

Dickinson, D.K, Hofer, K.G., Barnes, E. M., & Grifenhagen, J.B. (2014). Factors affecting teachers’ support for academic language in Head Start classrooms.

Dozier, C. (2014). Literacy coaching for transformative pedagogies: Navigating intellectual unrest. A response to Emily N. Skinner, Margaret C. Hagood, and Mary C. Provost’s creating a New Literacies coaching ethos. Special themed issue on Literacy Coaching. Reading and Writing Quarterly.

Lee, S. & Scanlon, D. M. (in press). The Effects of the Interactive Strategies Approach on At-Risk Kindergartners' Spelling. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  

Gelzheiser, L.M., Hallgren-Flynn, L., Connors, M. & Scanlon, D. (in press). Reading thematically related texts to develop knowledge and comprehension. The Reading Teacher.

Puccioni, J. (2014). Parents’ Conceptions of School Readiness, Transition Practices, and Children's Academic Achievement Trajectories. The Journal of Educational Research, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2013.850399.

Malavasic, J. (2014). Building teacher knowledge for literacy assessment, evaluation, and measurement. In K.B Grant, S.E. Golden & N.S. Wilson (Eds.), Literacy assessment and instructional strategies: Connecting to the common core. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Puccioni, J. & Michaels, L. (In Press). Mobile phone use and children’s literacy learning. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, & 3). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Brock, C., Goatley, V., Raphael, T., Trost-Shahata, E., Weber, K. (2014). Engaging students in disciplinary Literacy, K-6: Reading, writing and talk as tools for the classroom. NY: Teachers College Press.