• Dr. Debbie Powell, Associate Professor of Literacy at UNCW, has been a K-8 teacher, reading specialist, reading coordinator, media specialist, consultant to schools & publishers and professor for over 43 years.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2009-10-01 The impact of the No Child Left Behind law on Curriculum and Instruction in Rural SchoolsThe Rural Educator.  31. 2009-10-01
    2009-05-01 A Walk in the Park Can Improve Reading Comprehensioneducation.com2009-05-01
    2008-12-01 Connecting Children to Their WorldScience and Children.2008-12-01
    2008-04-01 Spelling in parts (SIP): A strategy for spelling and decodingThe Reading Teacher.  61:567-570. 2008-04-01
    2007-07-01 We’re going on a fossil hunt! (Using fossils in teaching earth sciences to elementary school students)Science Activities.  44:61-68 + 12 pages of online handouts. 2007-07-01


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    1993-01-01 Learning Phonics and Spelling in a Whole Language Classroom ..  Scholastic. 1993-01-01


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    2007-07-01 Children publish in science as a way of knowing.  Children publish in science as a way of knowing, Lawrence Erlbaum. 79-103. 2007-07-01
    1995-01-01 Helping students construct big understandings.  Beyond Separate Subjects: Integrative Learning at the Middle Level; Christopher Gordon. 1995-01-01
    1986-01-01 Influences on teachers' decision making in selecting reading textbooks.  Solving Problems in Literacy: Learners, Teachers, and Researchers, Thirty-Fifth Yearbook; National Reading Conference. 147-151. 1986-01-01


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    2012-01-01 escience3000, Middle School Differentiated Science Curriculumescience3000/Achieve3000. 2012-01-01
    2008-04-01 Spelling in parts: Learning to spell, write, and read polysyllabic words.ReadWRiteThink.org. 5 pages. 2008-04-01


    Research Overview

  • Her research interests include integrated curriculum, writing, spelling, 21st century skills, and teacher empowerment & change.
  • Teaching Overview

  • She teaches courses in reading foundations; theory, programs and practices; change, research,writing and integrated curriculum.
  • Full Name

  • Deborah Ann Powell