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EdD, Northern Illinois University
MS, Indiana State University
BS, Ohio University
Area(s) of specialty
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.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Pelttari, C. & Marchetti, J. (2017). Expanding the box: Characters lead the way. New
England Reading Association Journal, 52(1), 58-68.
Pelttari, C. (2016). Imagination and Literacy Instruction: A Content Analysis of Literature within Literacy-Related Publications. Language and Literacy 18(3), 106-122. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20360/G20027
Zhang, J., Nam, Y., Pelttari, C. A., (2016). Using the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) to improve teacher preparation programs: Perspectives from teacher candidates and college supervisors. Korean Journal of Teacher Education 32(3), 29-58. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14333/KJTE.2016.32.3.29
Zhang, J. & Pelttari, C. (2013) Exploring the emotions and needs of English language learners: Facilitating pre-service and in-service teachers’ recognition of the tasks facing language learners. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2013.822505. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2013.822505