Reviewed and provided feedback on lesson plans submitted for publication.
Developed and taught “Reading Instruction in the Middle Grades,” a course in literacy across the content areas for all pre-service secondary teachers.
Mentored four Master of Arts in Teaching interns and thirteen undergraduate practicum students in the English Language Arts classroom.
Close and Critical Reading
Content Area Literacy
Novels in Verse
Poetry for Children and Young Adults
Reading Workshop Model
Six Traits Writing Instruction
Supporting English Language Learners
Teachers as Writers
Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing to Learn
Writing Workshop Model
“Voices Carry: A Content Analysis of Voices from the Middle.” Voices from the Middle, 18.4, (2011): 9-16.
“Finding a ‘Place’ in the World of Books, Developing a Sense of ‘Self’ as a Reader: A Case Study of a Ninth-Grade Student in an Upward Bound Summer Program.” ALAN Review, 35.2 (2008): 5-15.
“An Insider’s Perspective on the National Spelling Bee: An Interview with James Maguire.” Voices from the Middle, 15.3 (2008): 16-24.
“Using Popular Culture Texts and Multi-Modal Literacy to Teach Strategic Reading.” English in Texas, 37.1 (2007): 25-30.
“Teaching with Passion, Learning by Choice.” English Journal, 96.4 (2007): 33-38.
“Backing into Ekphrasis: Reading and Writing Poetry about Visual Art.” English Journal, 96.1 (2006): 46-53.
“Have Postcards, Will Teach.” Classroom Notes Plus, 23.2 (2005): 1-3.