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Dr. Jeanne Swafford

Associate Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB 233
(910) 962-7790 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax

Courses Taught

EDN 344: Literature in the Elementary School
EDN 551: Exploring Literacy Processes from a Personal Perspective
EDN 536: Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas using Multiple Literacies 

Professional Service

Vice President: North Carolina Reading Association
Editor: Journal of Content Area Reading
Research Committee: International Research Association
Emerging Scholar Award Committee: Literacy Research Association
2011 – 2014 Board of Directors: Cape Fear Center for Inquiry

Research Interests

Children's and Young Adult Literature, particularly informational texts and texts that represent diversity 
Students' responses to informational texts 
Elementary school teachers' use of informational text 
Content area literacy, particularly in K-8
Reading comprehension instruction

Additional Information

Nonfiction Resources: NCRA and IRA 2013
    - NCRA 2013 presentation
    - IRA 2013 Swafford McKnight
    - Book Awards

IRA 2005 Pk-2 NF 2000-2004