Directory » MICHELLE KWOK
356 EDCT
845-8384
Department
Afilliations
Technology and Teacher Education
Education
Ph.D., Educational Studies: Literacy, Language, and Culture, University of Michigan (2016)
M.A., Educational Studies: Literacy, Language, and Culture, University of Michigan (2010)
MICHELLE KWOK
Clinical Assistant Professor
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Disciplinary Literacy
Multicultural Education
Sociocultural Perspectives of Literacy
Sociocultural Perspectives of Literacy
BIOGRAPHY
My passion is building adolescents' literacy skills and identities in order to help them navigate the reading and writing practices of the academic disciplines and their world. I am dedicated to teaching teachers how to use literacy in the service of teaching their content area. I believe that literacy is a powerful tool for all teachers in the service of social justice education.
COURSES TAUGHT
EDCI 353: Early Childhood through Adolescent Education; RDNG 490: Assessment in Reading Instruction in Middle Grades; INST 222: Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society; RDNG 467: Reading and Language Arts
COURSES TAUGHT
EDCI353. EARLY CHILD THROUGH ADOL EDUC
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2018C
EDCI656. LEARNING THEORIES
2020C
EDCI680. PROSEMINAR
2020B
EDCI715. ACAD WRIT INTL GRAD
2020B
INST222. FOUND EDUC MULTICULTURAL SOCTY
2020A,2019C,2019A
RDNG467. RDNG & LANGUAGE ARTS
2019A
RDNG490. ASSESS IN RDNG INST MIDG
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2018C


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Kwok, M., Rios, A., Kwok, A., Matthews, S. (2020). Teacher candidates’ developing beliefs about
diversity and its role in effective literacy teaching. Education and Urban Society. [published with student]
Kwok, M., Vela, K. N., Rugh, M. S., Lincoln, Y. S., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M.
(2020). STEM words and their multiple meanings: The intricacies of asking a clarifying
question. Communication Education
DOI: 10.1080/03634523.2020.1723803. [published with student]
Book Chapters
Kwok, M. N., Ganding, E., Hull, G. A., & Moje, E. B. (2016). Sociocultural approaches to high
school writing instruction: Examining the roles of context, positionality, and power. In C.
MacArthur, S. Graham, & J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Handbook of Writing Research (2nd ed.). New York:
Guilford.


AWARDS
Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant (2020-2022)
Texas A&M University System
Woodward, J., & Kwok, M. Creating and Validating a Virtual Study Abroad
Experience. $60,000 (Funded).
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Literacy Research Association. Area 1 Chair: Teacher Education. (2021-2024)