|Present||Associate Professor of Education, Providence College|
- Introduction to Communication Disorders and Development in Children
- Literacy I: Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading
- Seminar in Meeting the Demands of the At-Risk Learner
Elementary education (2)
Teachers’ thoughts on e-readers in the elementary school classroom Education Department Faculty Publications (2012)
Despite the popularity of e-readers and the enthusiasm of some for their use in secondary education, their utility in elementary education has not yet been systematically explored. Some advantages and disadvantages to teaching elementary literacy ...
Using Semantic Ambiguity Instruction to Improve Third Graders' Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension: An Experimental Study Education Department Faculty Publications (2009)
An experiment examined whether metalinguistic awareness involving the detection of semantic ambiguity can be taught and whether this instruction improves students' reading comprehension. Lower socioeconomic status third graders (M age = 8 years, 7 months) ...
Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension (3)
First-graders receive instruction in homonym detection and meaning articulation: The effect of explicit metalinguistic awareness practice on beginning readers Reading Psychology (2011)
An experiment examined whether beginning readers can successfully learn to detect and define homonyms, and whether this ability correlates with vocabulary and/or phonological awareness. First graders received ambiguity instruction involving homonyms in isolation, in riddles, ...
Teaching metalinguistic awareness and reading comprehension with riddles Education Department Faculty Publications (2008)
The article reports on multiple meanings in sentences and metalinguistic awareness in education. Comprehension of lexical ambiguity and structural ambiguity are presented as key components of reading education. The author explores the use of riddles ...
The role of metalinguistic awareness in the reading comprehension of sixth and seventh graders Reading Psychology (2007)
While it is generally acknowledged that metalinguistic awareness plays a role in decoding ability (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000), less is known about the role metalinguistic awareness plays in comprehension. In ...