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EdD, Northern Illinois University
MS, Indiana State University
BS, Ohio University
Writing instruction, children’s literature, and language arts instruction.
Twin interests frame my research practices: results of incorporation of authentic literature in writing and reading instruction as well as the effects of ethnicity, culture, and language on teaching and learning.
Pelttari, C. (2012). Characters and episodes that provide models for middle school writers. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 22, 24-29.
Pelttari, C. (2011). A content analysis of middle school fiction: Seeking characters who write. http://upload.cos.com/etdadmin/files/154/83139_pdf_77073_81348FBE-7185-11E0-BF46-F54D3012225A.pdf
Pelttari, C. S. (2008). Review of On a Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment in America by Norbert Elliot. College English Association Forum, 37(2). http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/372pelttari.htm
Pelttari, C. A. (2007). “Empathy, ethics, and writing instruction” College English Association Forum, 36(1). http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/361index.htm