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Dr. Carole Pelttari

Assistant Professor

Office: 106 Allen Building
Phone: (585) 395-5674


EdD, Northern Illinois University
MS, Indiana State University
BS, Ohio University

Area(s) of specialty

Writing instruction, children’s literature, and language arts instruction.

Research interest(s)

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:
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:

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.

Last Updated 11/20/18

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