Selected Research Studies
Alexander, P.A. & Fox, E. (2004). A historical perspective on reading research and practice. In R.B. Ruddell, & N.J. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading (5th ed, pp.33-68). Neward, DE: International Reading Association. [Available at York University Libraries]
Shanahan, C., Shanahan, T., & Misischia, C. (2011). Analysis of expert readers in three disciplines: History, mathematics, and chemistry. Journal of Literacy Research, 43(4), 393-429. [Full text at York U]
Vacca, R.T., Vacca, J.A., & Mraz, M. (2010). Content area reading: Literacy and learning across the curriculum (10th ed.) Boston: Pearson. [Available at York University Libraries]
Selected Publications: Teaching Reading Skills in a Higher Education Context
Cooper, J., Evans, R. & Robertson, E. (1985). Teaching college students to read analytically. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English. [Available at York U]
Flippo, R.F., & Caverly, D.C. (Eds.). (1991) Teaching reading & study strategies at the college level. Newark, Del: International Reading Association. [Available at York U]
Romsted, K. & McGory, J.T. (1988). Reading strategies for university students. New York: Collier Macmillan. [Available at York U]
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