• I am blessed to be part of a large family from New Jersey. I have 10 brothers and sisters and 18 nieces and nephews. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNCW and my doctorate from the University of South Carolina. I taught in NY for six years before returning to UNCW as part of the Language and Literacy Program.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2015-01-01 Authentic assessment at the graduate level: The power of reflectionTeaching Education.  27. 2015-01-01
    2014-10-01 Immersion in the Field: The Elementary Block Network in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina WilmingtonThe Journal of the National Association for Professional Development Schools.  7:13-18. 2014-10-01
    2013-09-01 The common core may not be for the common good: A whole-child approach to school improvementThe Journal of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Educational Leadership.  4:16. 2013-09-01
    2013-01-01 Empowering teachers and students using literature discussiong groups: Escaping the straitjacket of mandated assessmentNorth Carolina Middle School Association Journal.  27:10. 2013-01-01
    2011-01-01 Developing professional forums that support thoughtful discussion, reflection, and social action: One faculty’s commitment to social justice and culturally responsive practice.International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  23:11-19. 2011-01-01
    2010-11-01 Understanding new literacies for new times: Pedagogy in actionInternational Journal of Learning - Common Ground Publishing.  17:187-194. 2010-11-01
    2008-12-01 Using author studies to inform, support and inspire children’s reading and writing.Reading Matters/South Carolina Reading Association2008-12-01
    2008-10-01 Authors as mentors: Bringing authors to life in the elementary classroom through author studies.Florida Reading Quarterly/Florida Reading Association.  44:6-11. 2008-10-01
    2007-12-01 A literacy inquiry: How literature and literature discussion groups transformed a third grade teacher and her studentsThe Reading Professor.  29:32-38. 2007-12-01
    2007-12-01 Exploring diversity through literature and personal narrativeFocus on Teacher Education/Association for Childhood Education International.  8:1-6. 2007-12-01
    2007-12-01 Linking the Organizational Health of Middle Grades Schools to Student AchievementNational Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin.  91:289-321. 2007-12-01
    2004-01-01 Introducing place names in literacy educationThe Reading Professor.  26:30-56. 2004-01-01
    2002-09-01 Parents as teachers: How teachers can help parents to promote scientific literacyScience Scope.  26:46-50. 2002-09-01


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    2004-12-01 From naturalistic classroom-based reading assessment to informed, balanced instruction (1st edition).  Kendall/Hunt Publishers. 2004-12-01


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    2004-02-01 Logology: Word and language play.  Guilford Press. 179-200. 2004-02-01


    Research Overview

  • My Research Interests include: Supporting the Language and Literacy development of children and adolescents Writing Workshop Use of Literature Discussion Groups Authors as Mentors Nonfiction text and Nonfiction Authors Children's and Adolescent Literature - Using literature to inform, support and inspire language and literacy development Mulitcultural Literature Meeting the needs of diverse learners and culturally responsive pedagogy Using Author as Mentors and Role Models for children's language and literacy development
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Engaged Teaching Fellows Grant 2009-08-01 - 2010-12-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • My Teaching Interests include: Language and Literacy Development through a Balanced Literacy Program Reading and Writing Workshop Literature Discussion Groups - The power of talk surrounding literature Authors as Mentors and Teaching skills and strategies in authentic contexts Culturally Responsive practices
  • Full Name

  • Kathleen A Schlichting