New article! Examining Agency in Children’s Nonfiction Picture Books Here’s a great piece about how student agency intersects with subjects in nonfiction children’s picture books. You can access the full text via Researchgate / Springer, listed on my researchgate page. One of my favorite things about this research was exploring how picture books can help […]
New Book! Teaching with Children’s Literature: Theory to Practice Perhaps no factor has a greater influence on children’s literacy learning than exposure to engaging, authentic, culturally relevant texts. This concise practitioner resource and course text helps K–8 teachers make informed choices about using children’s literature in their classrooms, from selecting high-quality texts to planning instruction and […]
Themed issue on Visioning in Educational Spaces forthcoming in the Peabody Journal of Education (2021). Please check in on this issue of which I am honored to be the guest editor.
Student agency: Theoretical implications for practice [themed journal issue]. Editor position, Theory Into Practice 59(2). Please visit this site to read the articles on student agency for a themed issue on student agency for Theory Into Practice. I served as the guest editor for this issue and it was an honor to work with so […]
Recent podcasts about my research. Please visit this resource developed by Jake Downs for the Teaching Literacy Podcast. In the following podcasts, I discuss two of my recent papers and the value of adaptive teaching and student agency in today’s classrooms. You can visit my research site here to find the links to the podcasts: […]
The Guided Reading Library is a free, digital collection of published books developed by Margaret Vaughn and created by practicing classroom teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and elementary students. The goal of this project is to support literacy across the Pacific Northwest and other regions that have a high percentage of high poverty districts that […]
Description: The call for developing student agency is needed now more than ever in schools, and current educational reform efforts would be enhanced if policymakers and administrators would recognize the potential of student agency. By providing educational contexts in which agency can be nurtured, educators create contexts where students are in charge of their learning […]
Adaptive teaching is considered a cornerstone of effective literacy teaching. Research has explored this dynamic aspect of classroom instruction and has found that given recent educational reform efforts implementing adaptive teaching during reading instruction has been particularly difficult. This study examined a yearlong inquiry of teacher adaptability during reading instruction across six classrooms in two […]