Resources for Researchers

Literacy in Adolescence

Armstrong, S. L., & Werderich, D. E. (2008, December). A fresh look on writers: Assessing the self-perceptions of writers across educational levels. Paper presented at 2008 Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

Durik, A. M., Vida. M., & Eccles, J. S. (2006, March). Task values and ability beliefs as predictors of high-school literacy-related activities. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Durik, A. M., Vida, M., & Eccles, J. S. (2004, April). Do girls value reading more than boys do?  A developmental analysis. Presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Shumow, L., Kackar, H., Smith, M.C., & Schmidt, J. (2007, March). Adolescents' perspectives on their leisure reading practices: Evidence from two studies. Paper presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, New York.

Shumow, L., Schmidt, J.A., Smith, MC & Kackar, H. (2008). Adolescent literacy practices. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. New York, April.

Smith, M C. (2000, October). Why K-12 educators should worry about adult literacy. Presented at the Fall meeting of the Alpha Delta chapter of the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society. Oak Brook, IL.

Smith, M C. (1992, November). The role of everyday literacy practices in the academic performances of gifted adolescents: Report from a pilot study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College Reading Association, St. Louis.

Smith, M C. (1992, October). Differences in the everyday reading practices of gifted and non-gifted adolescents: Report from a pilot study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Chicago. [Online at http://www.cedu.niu.edu/~smith/Unpubs/mwera92.pdf.]

Smith, M C. (1989, March). A longitudinal study of the development of reading attitude from childhood to adulthood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco

Smith, M C., Runne, J.T., & Covalt, W.C. (1991, December). Age-related differences in implicit theories of reading. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Palm Springs, CA.
[Online at http://www.cedu.niu.edu/~smith/Unpubs/nrc91.pdf]

Werderich, D. E. (November, 2010). Responding to boy readers: A closer look at the role of the teacher in dialogue journals. Paper presented at 100th Annual Convention National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL.

Werderich, D.E., & Armstrong, S.A. (April, 2010). Affect matters: Writers' self-perceptions across educational levels. Research poster session presented at IRA's 55th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Werderich, D.E., & Armstrong, S.L. (November, 2009). The reading-writing connection: Students’ self-perceptions from middle school to college. Research Poster Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Werderich, D.E. (May 2005). The process of response: An examination of how middle school literacy teachers utilize dialogue journals. Research poster presented at the annual convention of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX