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Publications & Presentations
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Annual Reports




Book Chapters:

Teale, W. H., Hoffman, J., & Paciga, K. (in press). What do children need to succeed in early literacy—And beyond? In K. Goodman, R. Calfee, & Y. Goodman (Eds.), Whose knowledge counts in government literacy policies? Why expertise matters. New York: Routledge.

Teale, W. H., Paciga, K. A., & Hoffman, J. L. (2010). What it takes in early schooling to have adolescents who are skilled and eager readers and writers. In K. Hall, U. Goswami, C. Harrison, S. Ellis & J. Soler (Eds.), Interdisciplinary perspectives on learning to read: Culture, cognition and pedagogy (pp. 151-163). London: Routledge.

Teale, W. H., Hoffman, J., Paciga, K. Garrette, J., Richardson, S., & Berkel, C. (2009). Early literacy: Then and now. In Y. Goodman & J. Hoffman (Eds.), Changing literacies for changing times (pp. 76-97). New York: Routledge/ Lawrence Erlbaum.View PDF full text

Journal Articles:

Hoffman, J., Teale, W. H., & Yokota, J. (submitted for publication). The book matters! Choosing narrative children’s literature to support read aloud discussion of complex texts in the early grades.

Hoffman, J. L., Paciga, K. A., & Teale, W. H. (submitted for publication). Common Core State Standards and early childhood literacy instruction: Confusions and conclusions.

Paciga, K., Lisy, J., & Teale, W. H. (in press). Better start before kindergarten: Computer technology, interactive media and the education of preschoolers. Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education.

Hoffman, J., Teale, W. H., & Paciga, K. (in press). The complexities of assessing vocabulary learning in early childhood. The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.

Paciga, K. A., Hoffman, J. L., & Teale, W. H. (2011). The National Early Literacy Panel Report and classroom instruction: Green lights, caution lights, and red lights. Young Children, 66(6), 50-57.

Hoffman, J.L. (2011). Co-constructing meaning: Interactive literary discussions in kindergarten read alouds. The Reading Teacher, 65(3), 183-194.

Hoffman, J.L. (2010). Looking back and looking forward: Lessons learned from Early Reading First. Childhood Education, 87(1), 8-16.

Teale, W. H., Hoffman, J. L., & Paciga, K. A. (2010). Where Is NELP leading preschool literacy instruction? Potential positives and pitfalls. Educational Researcher, 39(4), 311-315.

Paciga, K. A., Garrette Lisy, J., & Teale, W. H. (2009). Examining student engagement in preschool read-alouds. Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 58, 330-347.

Teale, W. H., Paciga, K. A., & Hoffman, J. L. (2007). Beginning reading instruction in urban schools: The curriculum gap insures a continuing achievement gap. The Reading Teacher, 61, 344-348.




For more information on our projects, or to volunteer your assistance in the UIC-ERF efforts,
please contact the project director William Teale at wteale@uic.edu.

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