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Kathleen Benson Quinn
"ReadWriteThink.org is a wonderful resource for educators. I use the lessons as exemplars for both my graduate and undergraduate students. Writing and reviewing lessons forces me to think more deeply about the planning and implementation process of literacy teaching and learning and its connection to theory and research."
Kathleen Benson Quinn has been a professor at Holy Family University for 13 years and is currently the director of the graduate reading program and graduate reading clinic and the chair of graduate programs. She teaches courses in reading assessment and research, and supervises undergraduates in the field.
Kathleen is involved in several partnerships with Pennsylvania schools, and has been a member of the International Reading Association for more than 18 years. She has been published in The Reading Teacher, the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, the Journal of Reading Education, and Pennsylvania Reads. She has also coauthored a book, The Critical Reading Inventory: Assessing Students' Reading and Thinking (Allyn & Bacon/Merrill, 2003).
|Contributions on ReadWriteThink.org|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students identify interesting words from Shakespeare's plays and add them to a classroom vocabulary collection.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students will have a roaring good time when they watch a scene from The Lion King as a way to compare standard and described programming media.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Struggling to survive is one of the many themes explored in A Girl Named Disaster. As students read, they look for connections between themselves and the main character, Nhamo.
Grades 3 – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
Read and write with the movies using an innovative technology called Descriptive Video.