Elizabeth Kahn

Elizabeth Kahn

Associate Professor
Teacher Licensure

Office: RH322
Email: ekahn@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1999
  • M.A.T. University of Chicago, 1976
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1975

Professional Interests

  • The teaching of writing
  • The teaching of literature/reading
  • Classroom discourse
  • Teacher preparation
  • Professional Development

Selected Publications

  • Forde, D., Bouque, A., Kahn, E., McCann, T., and Walter, C. (Eds.).  (2020).  Inquiry Units for English Language Arts:  Inspiring Literacy Learning, Grades 6 – 12.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Kahn, E., Bouque, A., Forde, D., McCann, T., and Walter, C. (Eds.). (2019).  Inquiry Paths to Literacy Learning.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.
  • McCann, T., Bouque, A., Forde, D., Kahn, E., and Walter, C. (Eds.).  (2019).  Raise Your Voices:  Discussion as a Gateway to Literacy Learning.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.
  • McCann, T., Kahn, E., and Walter, C.  (2018).  Discussion Pathways to Literacy Learning.  Urbana, IL: NCTE.
  • Smagorinsky, P., Johannessen, L., Kahn, E., and McCann, T. (2012). Teaching Students to Write Research Reports.  The Dynamics of Writing Instruction Series.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Kahn, E.  (2019).  “Planning Inquiry-Based Learning.”  In Kahn et al. (Eds).  Inquiry Paths to Literacy Learning.  Lanham: MD:  Rowman & Littlefield. 53-65.
  • Kahn, E.  (2019).  “Authentic Discussion and Writing.”  In McCann et al. (Eds.).  Raise Your Voices:  Inquiry, Discussion, and Literacy Learning.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.  23-38.
  • Kahn, E. (2016).  “Getting ‘Tickits’: Igniting Authentic Discussion.” Notes on American Letters 1(2): 5-6.
  • Kahn, E., Walter, C., and McCann, T. (2014).  “A Dialogic Path to the Common Core.” Illinois English    Bulletin 101(2):49-62.
  • Kahn, E. (2012).  “The Disconnect Between Standards and Assessment.” Journal of Language and Literacy Education.  University of Georgia.
  • The Dynamics of Writing Instruction. Smagorinksy, P., Johannessen, L., Kahn, E., and McCann, T., Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2010.
  • Writing About Literature (2nd Edition, Revised and Updated). Johannessen, L., Kahn, E., and Walter, C., Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2009.
  • Talking in Class: Using Discussion to Enhance Teaching and Learning. McCann, T., Johannessen, L., Kahn, E., and Flanagan, J., Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2006.
  • Reflective Teaching, Reflective Learning. McCann, T., Johannessen, L., Kahn, E., Smagorinsky, P., and Smith, M. (Eds.), Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005.
  • “Teaching F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.” In Ed. Milner, J. and Pope, C. Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2011.
  • “Making Writing Instruction Authentic.” English Journal 98(5) 2009:15-17.
  • “Thinking Critically about Words.” English Journal 97(4) 2008:14-15.