Recent books!

Student Agency in the Classroom 9780807765685 | Teachers College Press (

Overcoming Reading Challenges – Peter Lang Verlag

Accelerating Learning Recovery for All Students: Core Principles for Getting Literacy Growth Back on Track (

Teaching with Children’s Literature: Theory to Practice (

Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction, Grades K-5 (

Some recent publications

Vaughn, M., Carbonneau, K.J., Premo, J., Sotirovska, V. (2024). Exploring agency as a malleable factor related to literacy. Elementary School Journal. 124(4), 591-610.

Vaughn, M., Mameli, C., Grazia, V., Solheim, O.J., Kennedy, E., Lammert, C., Arlington, K., & Sæbø., J.U. (2024). A cross-cultural perspective of agency in primary contexts: Validation of the Student Agency Profile across multiple sites. International Journal of Educational Research. 124(1),102291 

Vaughn, M. Exploring an ethic of care as a way to enhance agency in early childhood. (2023). Early Childhood Education Journal. 52, 853-861. 

La Croix, L., Ward Parsons, A., Klee, H.L., Vaughn, M., & Yun, S. (2023). A Snapshot of early childhood teachers’ read-aloud selections. Early Childhood Education Journal. 

Vaughn, M. (2022). Making agency visible through picture books. The Reading Teacher, 76(2), 223-229. 

Vaughn, M., Massey, D., Vitullo, A., Im, J., Rivas, E., Gause, D., Lopez., I.M., Alshubaith, I.F. (2022). Narratives of care: Portrayals of Care in Pura Belpré awarded texts for young readers. Early Childhood Education Journal. 53, 343-359 

Vaughn, M., Parsons, S.A., Gallagher, M.A. (2022). Challenging scripted curricula with adaptive teaching. Educational Researcher, 51(3), 186-196. 

Vaughn, M., Massey, D., Vitullo, A., Masterson, J., & Li, X. (2022). Critical depictions of agency in Pura Belpré awarded texts. Children’s Literature in Education, 53(3), 343-359. 

Massey, D., Vaughn, M., Hiebert, F. (2022). Fostering hope with children’s literature.  The Reading Teacher, 75(5), 575-582. (Listed as one of the top 10 most cited articles in the journal)

Vaughn, M., Parsons, S.A., & Massey, D. (2020). Aligning the science of reading with adaptive teaching. Reading Research Quarterly, 55(1), 299-306.

Vaughn, M. (2020).What is student agency and why is it needed now more than ever.  Student agency: Theoretical implications for practice [themed journal issue]. Theory Into Practice, 59(2),109-118. (#12 Most read article in the journal’s published history)