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Sharon Matthews
Clinical Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 203 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
Primary Emphasis Area: Reading Education
Vita: View Document
Research Interests
Children's literature
Disciplinary literacy
Reader motivation
Writing pedagogies
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Hodges, T.S., & Matthews, S.D. (2018). Stranger than nonfiction: Identifying and modeling text structures in fiction picturebooks. ALER Yearbook: Engaging All Readers Through Explorations of Language, Literacy, & Culture, 40(1), 91-106.

2. Hodges, T.S., McTigue, E.M., Wright, K.L., Franks, A.D., & Matthews, S.D. (2018). Transacting with characters: Teaching children perspective-taking with children's literature. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 32(3), 343-362. (IF: 0.73)

3. Hodges, T.S., & Matthews, S.D. (2017). Picture books aren’t just for kids! Modeling text structures through nonfiction mentor books. Voices from the Middle, 24(4), 74-79. (AR: 15%)

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Daibao Guo (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Charity Caye Stephens (Fall, 2018), Ed.D.
Kathy Darlene Stringfellow (Spring, 2019), Ed.D.
Abby Williams Morris (Summer, 2019), Ed.D.
2017 College of Education and Human Development Transforming Lives Faculty Fellow

(2018-2018). College Level Association of Former Students.  Distinguished Ahievement Award for Teaching

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