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The Knowing/Doing Gap: Challenges of Effective Writing Instruction in High School (with Melanie Landon-Hays), Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education (2013)

This study explores the challenges of effective writing instruction in high school, specifically examining the...

 

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An Examination of Preservice Partnerships During a Reading Methods Course: Do They Increase Perceptions of Ability? (with Sarah K. Clark), Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (2012)

This quantitative study examined the effectiveness of pairing preservice teachers with young readers during a...

 

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Is a Mealworm Really a Worm?: Promoting Better Writing and Concept formation in Science Notebooks (with Kimberly H. Lott), Science and Children (2012)

The IMSCI model for scaffolding writing in language arts can be used with a science...

 

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Engaging Public Issues through Dialogue Journals: Preservice Teachers and Elementary Students Read and Respond (with Steve P. Camicia), Social Studies Research and Practice (2011)

In a qualitative study, 50 pre-service teachers were partnered with 50 elementary students to write...

 

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Conceptually and Methodologically Vexing Issues in Teacher Knowledge Assessment (with R. Reutzel, J. Dole, P. Fawson, K. Herman, C. Jones, R. Sudweeks, and J. Fargo), Reading & Writing Quarterly (2011)

The purpose of this paper is to describe the vexing issues that arise as researchers...

 

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A Model for Scaffolding Writing Instruction: IMSCI, The Reading Teacher (2010)

The IMSCI model for teaching writing scaffolds the instruction so that students understand the features...

 

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The Influence of Differing the Paths to an Incentive on Third-Graders' Reading Achievement and Attitudes (with P. Fawson, R. Reutzel, J. Smith, and S. Moore), Reading Psychology (2009)

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of four incentive paths on...

 

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Concept Mapping: Evaluating the Language Arts Methods Course, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2008)
 

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Do You Want to Know What I Learned? Using Informational Trade Books as Models to Teach Text Structure (with R. Reutzel and P. Fawson), Early Childhood Education Journal (2008)

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Informational text...

 

Interactive Read-Aloud with Informational Books (with B. Sorenson), The Utah Journal of Reading and Literacy (2007)
 

Judging the Accuracy of Multicultural Historical Fiction: Guidelines for Teachers. The Dragon Lode, Journal of the Childrens Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association (2007)
 

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The 2007 Orbis Pictus Award Winner and Other Outstanding Nonfiction Books (with S. Wilson, C. Avery, K. Ford, M. Hancock, E. C. Stephens, and T. A. Young), Language Arts (2007)
 

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The 2006 Orbis Pictus Award Winner and Other Outstanding Nonfiction Books (with S. Wilson, C. Avery, K. Ford, M. Hancock, B. Y. Louie, and E. C. Stephens), Language Arts (2006)
 

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First- and Second-Graders Writing Information Text, The Reading Teacher (2005)

The author of this article investigated, described, and interpreted the ways in which primary-grade children...

 

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Nonlinear Nonfiction Writing and the I-Chart: Scaffolding for Success, 2005 College Reading Association Yearbook (2005)
 

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Review of: Vocabulary Instruction: Research to Practice, Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews (2005)
 

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Young Children as Researchers: A Close Look at the Reading Process, International Journal of Learning (2004)
 

Books

Contributions to Books

Balancing the Curriculum in the English Language Arts: Exploring the Components of Effective Teaching and Learning (with G. Hruby and M. Landon-Hays), Handbook of Research on Teaching in the English Language Arts (2010)