IN THE NEWS!
“Gangi, Bishop Dunn Memorial School fourth grade teacher Nancy Benfer, and ten Mount Saint Mary College student annotators developed a list of more than 150 book suggestions to include in K-5 Common Core standards. The texts were recommended by educators across the nation, or had won multicultural awards.” Read more about their work and presentation at New York State Reading Association.
Dr. Gangi and the MSMC students will be discussing the books at MSMC in Aquinas 163 on Wednesday, November 13 at 7pm. Multicultural books published by Lee & Low will be for sale after the presentations — $5 for paperback and $10 for hardcovers.
Students Present at Conferences
On October 27, 2013, Dr. Gangi and MSMC students presented their list of over 150 Multicultural books to include in K-5 Common Core standards at the NYSRA.
On October 18, 2013, Nicole Di Noto and Jane Gangi presented at the Connecticut Reading Association to share their research on using Art Conversations with English Language Learners.
CELL at the Armory
Each semester, Mount students volunteer their Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings to engage Newburgh children and teens in conversations about literature.
CELL Literacy Conference
Saturday, April 5, 2014 · 8 am · Hudson Hall
This year’s conference will draw attention to the ways families, communities, and schools meet the literacy needs of all students.
Keynote Presenter: Patricia A. Edwards
Dr. Patricia A. Edwards, a Distinguished Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, is an internationally recognized expert in literacy, with particular expertise in parent involvement, home, school, community partnerships, multicultural literacy, early literacy, and family/intergenerational literacy, especially among poor and minority children. Dr. Edwards served as the first African American President of the Literacy Research Association (2006-2007) and as President of the International Reading Association (2010-2011).
CELL Faculty Work with SURE Students on Summer Research
Over the summer, Meghan Bauer worked with Rebecca Norman and Nancy Benfer, a 4th grade teacher, to investigate whether and how teaching students to use the graphics in science text improves their understanding of the graphics and of the science content.
Rachel McGinty and Jennifer Kurtz worked with David Gallagher and Matt Hollibush to examine pre-service teachers disciplinary literacy knowledge.
Nicole Zazzero, Katie Kelder, and Asma Neblett worked with Janine Bixler and Rebecca Norman to research effective community book clubs.