Promoting Literacy Throughout the
State of Missouri
Journal of the
Missouri Reading Association
Sam Bommarito, Ed.D.
Jennings Schools (retired)
Volume 42, Issue 1
Glenda Nugent M.Ed.
Little Rock Schools (retired)
Sam Bommarito and Glenda Nugent
Click on any page number/article to go to that article. Use the back arrow on the bottom of each page to return to the table of contents.
For the Fun of It (And the Learning Just Happens!)
David L. Harrison
Award-wining Children’s Author and Poet David Harrison encourages children to write and have FUN!
Thinking Aloud to Build Students’ Comprehension
See how think alouds can be beneficial for a wide variety of readers across a wide variety of texts.
Picture REALLY IS Worth a Thousand Words
Julie Bryant and Tamara Samek
Try out this P.I.C.T.U.R.E. walk like none other for utilizing wordless picture books in your classroom.
2018 MO-STAR List: Inspiring Books to Promote Integration of Science and Language Arts
The 2018 Missouri Science Trade Book Annual Reading List (MO-STAR) includes some of last year’s best books to help engage K-5 readers in learning science.
The Black and White of Using Diverse Literature
Is the literature used in elementary classrooms a major factor in the achievement gap between African American and Caucasian children?
Rethinking Time and Instructional Priorities in Literacy
This article emphasizes the best use of time and instructional strategies during the allotted time for reading and language arts in grades four and beyond.
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION GLOBAL CAMPAIGN ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS TO LITERACY
http://literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/press-releases/ila-launches-global-campaign-on-childrens-rights-to-read-2018-09-07.pdf PRESS RELEASE
CHILDREN’s RIGHT TO LITERACY The Children’s Rights to Literacy initiative was launched by the International Literacy Association (ILA) to ensure every child has access to the education, opportunities and resources needed to read.
The Missouri Reader
Vol. 42, Issue 1
Editorial Board 2018-2019
Ann Powell-Brown, Ph.D.
University of Central Missouri
Carolyn I. Brown, Ph.D. Webster University
Julie Bryant, Ed.D. Southwest Baptist University
St, Louis Black Authors Assn.
Dawna Buchanan, Ph.D.
University of Central Missouri
Lauren Edmondson, Ed.D.
Jennifer Fox, Ed.D.
Southwest Baptist University
Harmony Elementary School
Blue Valley School District
Annemarie Jay, Ph.D
William Kerns, Ph.D.
Harris Stowe State University
Dianne Koehnecke, Ed. D. Webster University
Anita Lael, Ed.D
Kayla Lewis, Ph. D.
Missouri State University
Denise Mounts Ed.D.
University of Arkansas
Molly Ness, M.Ed.
Katherine O'Daniels, Ph.D. University of MO-St. Louis
Lara Nugent, M.Ed.
University of Missouri
Cynthia Hail Wilson, Ph.D. Missouri State University
Many thanks to these reviewers! We invite you to become a member of the Editorial Board by contacting Glenda Nugent.
The Missouri Reader is a peer-reviewed online journal that is published twice a year by the Missouri Literacy Association, an affiliate of the Internationa lLiteracy Association, as a thoughtful forum for the consideration of issues, practices, research, and ideas in the field of literacy. Its contents do not reflect or imply endorsement by the Missouri Literacy Association or the International Literacy Association.