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Dr. Michelle Lenarz

Michelle Lenarz

Professor, Middle Childhood and Reading Education

B.A., Miami University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Akron

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Publications

Anderson, D. W., & Lenarz, M. L. (2008). The literacy coach: Leading content area teachers toward excellence. In J. L. Vacca, R. T. Vacca, M. K. Gove, L. C. Burkey, L. A. Lenhart, C. A. McKeon (Eds.), Reading and learning to read (7thed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

McKeon, C. A., Lenarz, M. L., & Burkey L. C. (2005). Engaging preservice teachers in reading, "sticky note style": Practical implications and an analysis. Yearbook of the College Reading Association, 47 , 1-18.

Lenarz, M. (2003). Powerpoint presentation for reading and learning to read (5th ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Presentations

National/International

Lenarz, M. L., & Bintz, W. P. (2015, November). Intertextuality: Using paired text across the K-8 curriculum to teach the Common Core. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Costa Mesa, CA.

Lenarz, M. L., Smith, A., Harold, C., Marko, B., & McKeon, C. A. (2014, October). Exemplary early literacy education through digital literacies: K-2 partnership of a local school district, public library, and university. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Delray Beach, FL.

Lenarz, M. L., & Juelich-Velotta, B. (2012, November). Transformative literacy: How a service learning partnership in diverse settings benefits the community and teacher candidates. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Grand Rapids, MI.

Lenarz, M. L., & Juelich-Velotta, E. (2012, June). Synergy: How a service learning partnership in diverse settings benefits the community and teacher candidates. Presentation at the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE), Durham, NC.
Lenarz, M. L., & Rudd, L. (2012, April). Synergy: How a service learning partnership in a diverse setting benefits the community and teacher candidates. Presentation at the 5th annual national summit Great Teachers for our City Schools, Denver, CO.

Lenarz, M. L., McKeon, C. A., & Burkey, L. C. (2009, November). Hands-on activities for engaging teacher candidates in learning the five essential components of an effective literacy program: Vocabulary. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Charlotte, SC.

Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2009, November). A content area literacy partnership: Building a literacy community in an urban high school. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Charlotte, NC.

McKeon, C. A., Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. (2009, May). Adolescent literacy: Strategies that make a difference. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Reading Association, Minneopolis, MN (Pending acceptance by invitation).

Burkey, L. C., McKeon, C. A., & Lenarz, M. L. (2008, November). Hands-on activities for engaging teacher candidates in learning one of the five essential components of an effective literacy program: Comprehension. Presentation at the annual conference of the College Reading Association, Sarasota, FL (Accepted upcoming conference presentation).

Burkey, L. C., McKeon, C. A., & Lenarz, M. L. (2008, May). Teaching the relationship between writing and reading. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, GA.

McKeon, C. A., Burkey, L. C., & Lenarz, M. L. (2007, November). Hands-on activities for engaging teacher candidates in learning two of the five essential components of an effective literacy program: Phonemic awareness and phonics.Presentation at the annual conference of the College Reading Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2007, November). Literacy at the crossroads: Mapping comprehension and fluency strategies to teach effectively. Presentation at the annual conference of the College Reading Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Burkey, L. C., McKeon, C. A., and Lenarz, M. L. (2006, October). Teacher candidates’ perceptions of the International Reading Association’s standards for reading professionals: Standard-2 instructional strategies and curriculum materials. Presentation at the annual conference of the College Reading Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2006, October). Curriculum-based readers theater: Setting the stage for fluent readers. Presentation at the annual conference of the College Reading Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lenarz, M. L. (2005, November). On the same page: High school English teachers’ inclusion and support of multicultural literature in their curricula. Presentation at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Pittsburgh, PA.

McKeon, C. A., Lenarz, M. L., & Burkey, L. C. (2003, November). Engaging preservice teachers in reading a methods textbook "sticky note style": Practical implications and an analysis. Presentation at the 47th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Corpus Christi, TX.

Lenarz, M. (2002, November). High school English teachers? inclusion of multicultural literature in their English curricula. Presentation at the 46th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Smolen, L., & Lenarz, M. (2001, November). Exploring culturally and linguistically diverse readers? responses to multicultural literature. Presentation at the 45th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, St. Petersburg, FL.

Lenarz, M. (2000, November). High school English teachers' use of multicultural literature. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Newman, C., Moss, B., & Lenarz, M. (1998, April). Exploring preservice teachers' perceptions of new work in a professional development school setting. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Newman, C., Moss, B., & Lenarz, M. (1998, February). Reflections on the collaborative process: What did we learn and where are we going. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Tampa, FL.

Newman, C., Moss, B., Lenarz, M., & Newman, I. (1997, October). The impact of a PDS internship/student teaching program on self-efficacy, stages of concern, and role perceptions of preservice teachers: The evaluation of a Goals 2000 project. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

 State

Lenarz, M., Harold, C., & Smith, A. (2014, November). Exemplary early literacy instruction through digital literacy, literacy backpacks, and storytelling: K-2 partnership of a local school district, public library, and university. Presentation at the annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH.

Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2014, October). When the reading gets rough, the tough get reading closely: Meatacognitive strategies for close reading. Presentation at the Ohio Council of the International Reading Conference, Columbus, OH.

Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2013, October). CAFÉ Apps: Bridge the Common Core with 21st Century Skills. Presentation at the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

McKeon, C. A., & Lenarz, M. L. (2008, October). Practical strategies literacy teachers can use to engage students in comprehending electronic text. Presentation at the Kent State University, The University of Akron, and Youngstown State University Reading Conference, Akron, OH.

Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2004, November). Developing word meanings: Vocabulary strategies. Presentation at the Kent State University, The University of Akron, and the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association Conference, Kent, OH.

Lenarz, M. (2002, November). Talking to learn: Integrated reading strategies in secondary classrooms. Presentation at the Kent State University and The University of Akron Reading Conference, Kent, OH.

Lenarz, M., & Smolen, L. (2001, October). Exploring multicultural literature through reader response strategies. Presentation at the 13th Great Lakes Regional Conference, Cincinnati, OH.


Lenarz, M., & Smolen, L. (2000, November). Exploring students' global perspectives through multicultural literature-based response strategies. Presentation at the Kent State University Reading Conference, Kent, OH.

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