The Missouri Reader Vol. 43, Issue 1 | Page 2

Promoting Literacy Throughout the

State of Missouri

Journal of the

Missouri Literacy Association


Sam Bommarito, Ed.D.

Jennings Schools (retired)


Glenda Nugent M.Ed.

Little Rock Schools (retired)


And Beyond!

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The Missouri Reader

Vol. 43, Issue 1

Editorial Board 2019-2020

Chelsea K. Bradley, Ph.D

University of Arkansas,

Little Rock

Carolyn I. Brown, Ph.D. Webster University

Julie Bryant, Ed.D. Southwest Baptist University

Julius Anthony

St, Louis Black Authors Assn.

Dawna Buchanan, Ph.D.

University of Central Missouri

Lauren Edmondson, Ed.D.

Drury University

Jennifer Fox, Ed.D.

Southwest Baptist University

Mary Jo Fresch, Ph.D.

Ohio State University

Diana Houlle. M. Ed.

Blue Valley School District

Annemarie Jay, Ph.D

Widener University

William Kerns, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas,

Little Rock

Dianne Koehnecke, Ed. D. Webster University

Anita Lael, Ed.D

Lincoln University

Kayla Lewis, Ph. D.

Missouri State University

Denise Mounts Ed.D.

University of Arkansas

Molly Ness, M.Ed.

Fordham University

Katherine O'Daniels, Ph.D. University of MO-St. Louis

Ann Powell-Brown, Ph.D.

University of Central Missouri

Cynthia Hail Wilson, Ph.D. Missouri State University

Thank you 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


Editor’s Expressions

Presidents Message

Dr. Linda Dorn- In Memoriam

Using Tech to Boost Reading Community and Engagement

Stephanie Affinito

See how to harness the power of technology to cultivate authentic reading connections in our classrooms and boost engagement for reading


Keeping the Promise of the Brown Legacy through

Literacy with Collaboration

Charline Barnes Rowland, E. Anne Pegram, Sharon B. Yates

Read how we as educators can commit to continuing the Brown legacy and celebrate the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education that prohibits racial segregation in public schools throughout the United States.


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Invited Author

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Helping Young Children Recognize the Power and Potential of Content Area Text Images

Jennifer L. Altieri

In Memoriam

Collaboration Collection

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