Creative Inquiry

Current Projects

Integrating Children's Literature and Classroom Learning


The purpose of this CI project is to investigate current children's literature (grades 2-6) and approaches for integrating trade books in the elementary school classroom curriculum. Participants read 5-6 titles and develop teaching suggestions for using the books in classrooms.

Courses (See instructor for enrollment)

Creative Inquiry in EDHD (EDHD 3110 011)

Team Leader(s)

Pamela J Dunston, PhDEducation & Human Dev


International Reading AssociationButler, T., Dunston, P. J., Cole, M. W. (2014). The Splendors and Glooms in Middle School Reading: Using Interactive Read-Alouds with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, May 11, New Orleans, LA.
Associaiton for Literacy Educators and ResearchersDunston, P. J., McCrea-Andrews, H. J., Pang, S., Massey, C. L. (2013). Examining Changes in Adolescent's Reading Motivation: Traditional Text versus eBooks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers, November 2, 2013, Dallas, TX.

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