American Reading Forum Online Yearbook - Volume XXXVII 2017

Language and Literacy: Meeting the Challenges of All Learners


Editor: Nora A. Vines, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Editor: Stergios Botzakis, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Editorial Assistant: Jason DeHart, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Review Board

Amy Broemmel, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Catherine English, Missouri State University

Jennifer Jordan, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Melanie Keel, Wingate University

Carla K. Meyer, Duquesne University

Emily Pendergrass, Vanderbilt University

Rachelle Savitz, Clemson University

In Memoriam


Assessment of Comprehension By Standardized Norm-Referenced Texts

Ira E. Aaron, University of Georgia
E. Sutton Flynt, University of Georgia

An Examination of Teachers’ Writing Practices After Common Core Standards: Is Writing “In?”

Zoi A. Phillipakos, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Conversations with and About Picture Books: Developing Insiders’ Perspectives

Yong Yu, State University of New York, Plattsburgh
Robert T. Ackland, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Exploring Science in the Context of Middle School Comic Book Design

Jennifer Schellinger, Florida State University
George L. Boggs, Florida State University

Knowledge of Information Literacy and Text Structure (KILTS): An Instrument Developed to Measure Emergent Bilingual Hispanic Third-Graders’ Gains from a Mentoring Authors Experience

Joyce C. Fine, Florida International University

Literacy through Community Partnerships: Developing Risk-Taking Teacher Leaders

Cathie English, Missouri State University

Making History a Verb in Literacy Research

Douglas K. Hartman, Michigan State University
Norman A. Stahl, Northern Illinois University (Emeritus)
James R. King, University of South Florida

Preparing Future Teachers to Teach Literacy in the 21st Century: Utilizing Digital Literacies in Literacy Coursework to Foster Applicable Classroom Practices

Chrystine Mitchell, Pennsylvania State University: Berks Campus

Preservice Teachers’ Interpretation of the Equals Sign as Multiliteracies

Jennifer Schellinger, Florida State University
George L. Boggs, Florida State University
Ian Whitacre, Florida State University
Zachary Champagne, Florida State University
Robert C. Schoen, Florida State University

Redefining Literacy in the Digital Age

Nance S. Wilson, State University of New York at Cortland
Victoria Cardullo, Auburn University
Vassiliki Zygouris-Coe, University of Central Florida

Shifting the Focus: Supporting Effective Collaboration Around Disciplinary Language Instruction

Laura Lang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Donna Ogle, National Louis University
Camille Blachowicz, National Louis University

Text-Based Tools and Routines for Academic Vocabulary Development and Reading Comprehension with Adolescent ELL’s and Other Word-Weak Readers

Archer Israel, Volusia County Schools