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.

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

Contact

815-753-8187
smassey@niu.edu
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