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Susan Massey
Visiting Assistant Professor

Department:

Curriculum and Instruction

Selected Publications:

  • Massey, S. L. (2016). Preparing literacy coaches: Designing a coaching practicum.Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook 38, 148-159.
  • Massey, S. L., Horberg, K., Lynch, L., & Wiele, K. (Summer, 2016). Leadership inreading: Exercise balls and literacy? Illinois Reading Council Journal, 44(3),54-58.
  • Massey, S. L. (Spring, 2016). Leadership in reading: Differentiation for the academicallytalented. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 44(2), 47-51.
  • Massey, S. L. (Winter, 2015-2016). Leadership in reading: Lights! Camera! Reflect!Improving literacy instruction through the use of video reflection. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 44(1), 54-58.
  • Massey, S. L. (Fall, 2015). Leadership in reading: Coaching for content. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 43(4), 50-54.
  • Massey, S. L., & Crouch, H. (Summer, 2015). Leadership in reading: Literacy studygroups within a professional learning community. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 43(3), 49-55.
  • Massey, S. L. (Spring, 2015). Leadership in reading: Boost morale with collaboration,creativity, and competency. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 43(2), 47-51.
  • Massey, S. L. (2014). iPad use in elementary tutoring experiences. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, Volume 36. 93-115.
  • Massey, S. L. (2014). Making the case for using informational text in preschool classrooms. Creative Education, 5, 396-401.
  • Massey, S. L. (Fall, 2014). Introducing primary students to social studies text features. Illinois Council for the Social Studies Newsletter, 3(2), 2-8.
  • Massey, S. L. (2013). The three c’s of professional development: The coach, the content,and the context. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook,Volume 35, 109-125.
  • Massey, S. L. (2012). From the reading rug to the play center: Enhancing vocabulary andcomprehensive language skills by connecting storybook reading and guided play. Early Childhood Education Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10643-012-0524-y
  • Massey, S. L., Pence, K. L., Justice, L. M., & Bowles, R. P. (2008). Educators’ use ofcognitively challenging questions in the economically disadvantaged preschool classroom. Early Education and Development, 19(2), 340-360.

Selected Presentations:

  • Massey, S. L. (June, 2016). Infusing speaking and listening skills into literacy instruction. Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title I Conference, Ames, IA.
  • Massey, S. L. (December, 2015). Exploring issues that impact quality preparation for literacy educators. Session discussant at the Literacy Research Association 65th Annual Conference, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Massey, S. L. (November, 2015). Preparing literacy coaches: Designing a coaching practicum. Presentation at the 59th Annual Conference of the Association ofLiteracy Educators and Researchers, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Massey, S. L. (June, 2015). Monitoring comprehension of print and digital text. Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title I Conference, Ames, IA.
  • Massey, S. L. (April, 2015). Comprehension monitoring in science trade books. 47th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
  • Massey, S. L. (October, 2014). Cultural comparison through reading, writing, and technology: A framework for literacy methods courses. Presentation at the 58th Annual Conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers. Delray Beach, FL.
  • Massey, S. L. (June, 2014). Beyond the fireworks and applause: Effective use of iPads in small group reading. Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title I Annual Conference, Ames, IA.
  • Massey, S. L. (April, 2014). Navigating informational text using text features. 46th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
  • Massey, S. L. (November, 2013). iPad use in elementary literacy tutoring experiences. Presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of Literacy Educatorsand Researchers. Dallas, TX.

Webinars:

  • Massey, S. (2014/2015, October, January, July). Encouraging children to talk: Part I [Webinar]. Presented on behalf of Illinois Resource Center, Early Childhood Professional Development and Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Massey, S. (2014/2015, November, January, July). Encouraging children to talk: Part II [Webinar]. Presented on behalf of Illinois Resource Center, Early Childhood Professional Development and Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Massey, S. (2014/2015, November, February). Choosing and using non-fiction literature to meet CCSS in pre-K – grade 2 [Webinar]. Presented on behalf ofIllinois Resource Center, Early Childhood Professional Development and Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Massey, S. (2015, February). Weaving English Language Arts Standards and assessmentsinto early childhood literacy coursework [Webinar]. Presented on behalf of Illinois Resource Center, Early Childhood Professional Development and Illinois StateBoard of Education.

Notable Accomplishments:

Editorial Review Board – Literacy Research and Instruction
Associate Editor – Illinois Reading Council Journal
Program Reviewer – International Literacy Association and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services Teacher of the Year Award
Upper Iowa University Excellence in Teaching Award

Susan Massey

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815-753-8187
smassey@niu.edu
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