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Heather Casey, Ph.D.
Heather Casey is currently an assistant professor of literacy education at Rider University. Heather teaches courses in emergent literacy, literacy learning in the elementary grades, and middle school literacy development. Heather's research focuses on adolescent literacy and the use of collaborative learning structures and new literacies to motivate and support adolescent literacy development and engagement. Heather has published articles and book chapters in these areas.
Dr. Casey is a former middle school language arts teacher, a certified reading specialist, and earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in the area of literacy education.
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on textsincluding websites, printed material, video, and musicto investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students are introduced to question-answer relationships (QARs). Using the QAR strategy, students identify different types of questions and learn how to determine the appropriate response for each question type.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
This article describes the use of learning clubs to motivate struggling students to engage in literacy events and foster literacy development.