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|Location||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Role||Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies|
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Nancy is assistant professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also serves as Literacy Studies Program Coordinator. Nancy taught middle school and high school English for almost 30 years in a rural district in mid-Michigan. During her last years there, as she was working on her Ph.D. in English, Nancy became interested in technology integration into the language arts. She now serves as chair of NCTE's Assembly on Computers in English (ACE) and as the Technology Liaison for the Red Cedar Writing Project, a National Writing Project site at Michigan State University.
Nancy contributed the chapter “Join the E-Generation: Integrating Computers into the Writing Classroom” to the NCTE title Teaching Writing: Craft, Art, Genre (2005).
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.