IRA Teacher as Researcher Grant
"The Journey of a Paradigm Shift from Monolingual to Bilingual: Transferability of Literacy in Dual Language Programs"
"Increasing English Language Learner Dialogue: Using Literature Circles to Build Comprehension and Higher Order Thinking"
"Leveling the Playing Field: Effects of Building Background Knowledge on Comprehension of Informational Texts for Students with Limited Prior Knowledge"
"Digital Natives, Libraries: Using eReaders & eBooks to Create Relevance for 21st Century Learners"
"Implementing Common Core Thematic Units to Increase Instructional Rigor in the Kindergarten Classroom"
"From Beowulf to Facebook: Student Perceptions of Traditional Language Arts & New Media Literacies"
"Instilling a Love of Books: Reaching for a Lifetime of Literacy Learning"
"The Effects of Students' Critical-Questioning Skills on Reading Comprehension and the Alignment of Teacher Instruction"
"The Role of Morphological Awareness in Developing Word Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension Among Students With Special Needs"
"Differentiated World Study: New Means, Same Goal"
"Metacognition and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Action Research Study Examining Use of MBSR as a Tool to Enhance Literacy Intervention"
"Listening In: Boys and Curriculum Meaning Making"
Gail Ritchie and Kristi Vaughan
"Working in the ZPD With Groups of 3—Leveled Literacy Intervention"
"In the Absence of Background Knowledge: New Directions in Comprehension Strategies to Aid Intermediate-Level Learners with Content-Area Literature"
"Using a Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Systematic Graphic Organizer to Improve the Ability of Children in Writing Narratives"
"A Reading We Will Go! Building Critical Literacy Skills at Home with Book Bags"
"Analyses of Participation in a Scaffolded Summer Reading Program and Effects on Participants Performances on Standardized Reading Assessments"
"Time for R&R (Reading and Relaxing): Addressing the Summer Learning Loss"
"Developing Intercultural Understanding Through Literacy Engagements with International Children's Literature"
Beverly S. Hill
Fluency Assessment for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
Florence E. Williams
The Effects of a Multi-Sensory, Phonics Intervention on Struggling Readers
Mary R. Halcomb, Cheryl E. Doetch, and Kimberly G. Howland
Motivating Boys To Read: What Works for Struggling First and Third Grade Boys?
Bethany M. Rice
The Male Adolescent Reader: Connecting Independent Reading Practices and Comprehension Ability
Leslie E. Laud and Pooja Patel
Enhancing Teacher and Student Learning Through Action Research
Courtney M. Clayton
Exemplary Teachers of English Language Learners
Joan F. Dain
Tableaux and Freezing Text: Exploring a Unique Approach to Understanding Words, Scenes, and Ideas
Kerri A. Jackson
Improving Vocabularies in Pre-Readers through the Parent Involvement Library System
Angela D. Johns
Will Increasing the Amount of Time 6th Grade Students Spend Reading Non-fiction Materials Improve Reading Comprehension?
Trace M. Schillinger
Unquiet Pedagogy: Liberating the Voices of Girls
Sharon L. Sherman
Teaching Writing in New Times: A Research Inquiry Proposal
Amanda M. Grotting
Exploring Between the Lines: How Struggling Writers Experience Elementary Writing Instruction
Margaret R. Karl
1000 Pages: Closing the Reading Comprehension Gap with Outside Reading
Shari A. Roberts
Parents Reading Interactions with Their Children at Home and the Ways Those Interactions Impact Their Children's Literacy Learning
Amy A. Wilson
Case Study of a Middle School Reader Attending a Separate Reading Class
Erin L. Bohm
Teaching Life-long Writing in the Land of Accountability
Susan A. Courtney
Examining Effective Literacy Practices for English Language Learners in a Multiage Classroom
Julie H. Dermody
Building in What We Want Students to Build Upon—Supporting English Language Learner on the Developmental Reading Assessments
Jeffery D. Nokes
The Effects of Explicit Strategy Instruction on High School Students' Analysis of Multiple Texts
Catherine F. Compton-Lilly
Urban Families and Reading: Families' Concepts About Reading as Children Progress from Elementary to Middle School
Valerie R. Kirschenbaum
Improving Literacy Through Color and Design
Roberta D. Mantione and Tammy Stewart
An Artist's Life: Rethinking Writing Instruction Based on the Arts
Kathryn M. Pole
"Writing" in the Words of Young Writers
Lyndsay E. Moffatt
Gender Identity Investment and Reading
Individualized and Partnered Reading Workshop in the Classroom and Home
Jo Anne Wangsatorntanakhun
ESL Learners Using Literature Circles to Improve Critical Literacy in an International School Context
Stephanie L. Yates
Researching the Effectiveness of the RCDS (Reader, Coach, Director, Scribe) Literacy Strategy in the Middle School Classroom
Hollyanna Haskin Bates
Middle Level Readers and Genre: What Guides Their Choice
Tracy S. Hendrix
The Value of a Thoughtful Literacy Approach in Creating Relevant and Successful Reading Instruction for At-Risk Learners
Jolene T. Malavasic
Ingredients for Effective Academic Intervention
Joan M. Van Bramer
Student Background Experience and Understanding and Text Readability for Beginning Readers At-Risk
Sigrid K. Bomba
READ: Reading is Essential in All Disciplines
Catherine F. Compton-Lilly
Urban Families and Reading: Families' Concepts About Reading As Children Progress Through School
Yvonne W. Mhone
Writing Assessment in Kindergarten
Jeffrey W. Wood
Critical Literacy in the Primary Classroom
The Role of Collaborative Discussion Among Instructors
Shelly M. Bucci
From Letter Sounds to Reading Words: A Longitudinal Study of At-Risk Students From Kindergarten to Grade 2
K. Debra Kuzbik
Literature Links: An Integrated Curricula Research Project
Narrative Construction: A Home/School Study
Sarah J. Lahr Fitzsimons
Family Book Discussion Group or "The Novel Club"
Sandy J. Palmer
Graphic Literacy: The Effects of a Graphically Literate Environment on Student Writing and the Ability to Communicate with Others
Children's Literature Throughout the Kindergarten Curriculum
Kathy Buggs and Angela D. Taylor
Extending Third-Grade and Student Literacy Experiences with Take-Home Backpacks and Classroom Centers
Janna H. Tipton
Storybook Character Dramatizations
Robin P. Willis
Will Reading Science-Based Literature Help High School Students Develop Prior Knowledge in Order to Comprehend Science Textbook Concepts?
Paula E. White
Expanding Definitions: A Study of the Role of Electronic Books in the Literacy Process
Jacqueline K. Wells
Student Talk: Achieving Quality, Self-Directed Discourse
Biliteracy—Which Program Is the Best Approach?
Jane S. Medina
The Effects of Integration on the English Reading of Second Language Learners
Susan E. Israel
Using Picture Books with Older Readers
Susan King Fullerton
Using Read Alouds and Literature Discussions to Promote Language and Literacy Growth in Kindergarten
Nancy R. DeCou
Focusing on Individual Needs During Group Instruction in a Title I Pull-Out Program
Janice K. Detrie
Can Phonemic Awareness Training in Kindergarten Prevent Reading Disabilities in First Grade?
Beth Muntzinger and Lynne Bercaw
Integrating Classroom Instruction with Reading Recovery
Kimberly Tedesco, Gala Kmack, Carol Ann Burgner, and Sue Hens
Inquiry About Integration Across the Curriculum
Mary A. Knuck
Writing From the Inside Out: The Seven Traits of Quality
Journey to Literacy Instruction: What Informs Teachers' Instructional Knowledge?
Mary J. Killian-Munro
The Books First-Grade Students Take Home for Home Reading and Parent "Thoughts" on Such Books
Sandy E. Kaser
Exploring Kid Culture Within a Classroom Context: Looking at Children's Dialogue About Literature
The Role of Discussion in Literacy Learning
Giving Children Control: Helping Children to Initiate and Sustain Discussions After Teacher Read Alouds
Trip-Time: The Impact of a Daily Self-Selected Reading Period on Middle School Students' Attitudes Toward Reading and Their Reading Skills