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Dr. Susan Szabo

Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location: Texas A&M University-Commerce P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429

Email: Susan.Szabo@tamuc.edu

Professional Vita



Publications

2018

 

2017

2016

  • Szabo, S. (2016).  Advice to beginning teachers: Meeting the challenges of teaching.  The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: Collegial Exchange, 83(2), 43-44.
  • Hong-Nam, K. & Szabo, S. (2016).  Investigating Korean university students’ beliefs about language learning: Moving from an EFL context to an ESL context.  In R. Johnson, S. Vasinda, & S. Szabo (Eds), Literacy Educators and Researchers: Making a Difference in Our Diverse Communities, ALER Yearbook, Volume 38, (pp. 179-198).  Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.
  • Shelton, M. & Szabo, S. (2016).   It should be hot: Finding a place for fluency in classroom instruction.  In E. Martinez & J. Pilgrim (Eds.), Literacy Summit Yearbook,  pp. 18-24, online peer-reviewed yearbook found at http://www.texasreaders.org/uploads/4/4/9/0/44902393/2016_literacy_summit_yearbook.pdf
  • Szabo, S. Sawatsky, R., & Blaylock, J. (2016).  Becoming an awesome listener and talker: Using oral language activities and question stems to promote literacy and learning.  In E. Martinez & J. Pilgrim (Eds.), Literacy Summit Yearbook,  pp 25-31, online peer-reviewed yearbook found at http://www.texasreaders.org/uploads/4/4/9/0/44902393/2016_literacy_summit_yearbook.pdf
  • Szabo, S. & Sinclair, B., (2016).  Expository book format: What do grade 2 and grade 5 students find the most pleasing to read?  New Mexico Journal of Reading, 36(1), 12-21.
  • Johnson, R. Vasinda, S., Szabo, S. (2016, Editors).  Literacy educators and researchers: Making a difference in our diverse communities.  Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, Volume 38.  Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.  (261 pages).  Found online at http://www.aleronline.org under the Publications tab.
  • Szabo, S. & Golden, F. (2016).  Using children’s literature to support place-conscious education.  Texas Journal of Literacy, 4(1), 1-9.  Online Journal found at http://www.texasreaders.org/uploads/4/4/9/0/44902393/szabo-4-1.pdf
  • Long, D. & Szabo, S. (2016).  E-readers and the effects on students’ reading motivation, attitude and comprehension during guided reading.  Cogent Education Online Journal, 3(1), found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1197818
  • Szabo, S. (2016).  Creating a supportive environment where principals, teachers and students can learn.  In S. Garrett & K. Fleming (Eds.), Education: Issues & Answers.  2015 CEDER Yearbook (pp. 227-243).  Found at http://ceder.tamucc.edu/
  • Szabo, S. (Winter, 2015/2016).  Wanted: Good Citizens.  Delta Kappa Gamma Lone Star News, 69(2), 12.  Found at http://www.dkgtexas.org/uploads/4/2/8/3/42835841/winter2015_lsn.swfhttp://www.dkgtexas.org/
  • Chiarelli, M., Szabo, S., & Williams, S. (Winter, 2015/2016).  Using ClassDojo to help with Classroom Management during Guided Reading.  Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 3(2), 81-88.  Found at http://www.texasreaders.org/volume-3-issue-2.html
  • Szabo, S., Williams, S., & Lee, D.  (Winter, 2015/2016).  Assisting Preservice Teachers with the Process of Evaluating and Integrating Technologies in order to Transform Literacy Practices.  In E. Martinez, J. Pilgrim, & L. Sharp, Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook Volume 3: Inspiring and Transforming Literacy, (Chapter 3, pp. 35-58). Texas Association Literacy Educators: Online Journal found at http://www.texasreaders.org/yearbooks.html

2015

  • Szabo, S. (2015).  Missing in action: Good citizenship and good learning.  Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin International Journal, 82(1), 32-41.

  • Araujo, J., Szabo, S., Raine, L., & Wickstrom, C. (2015).  Bridging the stories of experience: Preservice teachers revise their thinking about writing and the teaching of writing.  In S. Vasinda, S. Szabo, R. Johnson & J. Araujo (Eds), Bridging Cultures Through Literacy (Volume 37, 225-238).  Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook.  Found at http://www.aleronline.org/?page=yearbook 
  • Sinclair, B & Szabo, S. (2015).  Pencil size and their impact on penmanship legibility.  Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 3(1), 6-14.  Found online at http://www.texasreaders.org/ under publications.
  • Isbell, L. & Szabo, S. (2015).  Assessment: Teacher Efficacy and Response to Intervention.  Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin International Journal, 81(2), 41-46.

2014

  • Szabo, S., Haas, L., & Vasinda, S. (Editors, 2014).  Exploring the World of Literacy (Volume 36).  Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook.  (231 pages).  Found online at http://www.aleronline.org under the Publications tab.
  • Haas, L., Lee, D., Szabo, S., & Vasinda, S. (Editors, 2014).  Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2(1).  Found online at http://www.texasreaders.org/

  • Szabo, S., Lee, D., Vasinda, S. & Haas, L. (Editors, 2014).  Texas Journal of Literacy Education,  2(2).  Found online at http://www.texasreaders.org/

  • Isbell, L. & Szabo, S. (2014).  Understanding secondary teachers’ concerns about RTI: Purposeful professional communication.  Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin International Journal,80(3), 11-23.

  • Sinclair, B. & Szabo, S. (2014).  Word wallets and other intervention activities: improving students science vocabulary and attitudes toward vocabulary learning.  Florida Reading Journal, 50(1), 18-27.
  • Chiarelli, M.A., Pickup, R., & Szabo, S. (2014).  Using Play in the multicultural classroom: providing learning experiences and teamwork.  In L. Moore & D. McCrary (Eds), Current Issues & Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, pp. 9-14.  Early Childhood Education Committee Monograph: Federation of North Texas Area Universities.
  • Hong-Nam, K. & Szabo, S. (2014).  Investigating Attitudes of Secondary Preservice Teachers Regarding Teaching Content Area Literacy Strategies (CALS) and their Attitudes Differences by Academic Major.  In  Szabo, Haas & Vasinda (Eds) Exploring the World of Literacy (Volume 36, pp 149-158).  Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook.  Found at http://www.aleronline.org/?page=yearbook

2013

  • Haas, L., Lee, D., Szabo, S., & Vasinda, S. (Editors, 2013).  Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 1(2).  Found online at http://www.texasreaders.org/

  • Aliefendic, J. & Szabo, S. (2013).  Math Video Games: Do they Improve Students’ Math Test Scores? The Mathematics Teacher, 60(1), 6-9.  Found at http://tctmonline.org/TCTMdrupal/sites/default/files/docs/TMT_archive/TMT_2010s/TMT_2013_Spring.pdf

  • Hong-Nam, K. & Szabo, S. (2013).  Korean University Students’ Language Learning Strategy Use: EFL vs ESL Context.  In Szabo, Martin, Morrison, Haas, Garza-Garcia (Eds) Literacy is Transformative (Volume 35, pp 333-353). Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook.  Found at http://www.aleronline.org/?page=yearbook

  • Williams, S., Haas, L., & Szabo, S. (2013).  Teacher Inquiry Projects for Preservice Teachers.  In Szabo, Martin, Morrison, Haas, Garza-Garcia (Eds) Literacy is Transformative (Volume 35, pp. 241-253.
  • Sinclair, B., Szabo, S., Redmond-Sanogo, A., & Sennette, J. (2013).  Investigating perceptions of teachers and teaching Using the Draw-a-Teacher Checklist.  Issues in Teacher Education, 22(1), 105-123.
  • Sampson, M.B., Linek, W., Raine, L., & Szabo, S. (2013).  The influence of prior knowledge, university coursework, and field experiences on primary preservice teachers’ use of reading comprehension strategies in a year-long, field-based teacher education program.  Literacy Research and Instruction, 52(4), 281-311.
  • Szabo, S. & Sinclair, B. (2013).  The Thought Bubble Picture Assessment: Is it Really an Easy, Accurate Reading Attitude Assessment Instrument?  New Mexico Journal of Reading, 33(2), 29-36.

  • Szabo, S. (2013).  Helping Struggling Readers Track Their Own Learning Growth. Georgia Journal of Reading, 36(2), 6-10.
  • Williams, S., Haas, L., & Szabo, S. (2013).  Teacher Inquiry Projects for Preservice Teachers. In Szabo, Martin, Morrison, Haas, Garza-Garcia (Eds) Literacy is Transformative (Volume 35, pp 241-253). Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook.  Found at http://www.aleronline.org/?page=yearbook
  • Szabo, S., Martin, L, Morrison, T., Haas, L., & Garza-Garcia, L. (Editors, 2013).  Literacy is Transformative.  (pp. i-353).  Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, Volume 35.  Found online at http://www.aleronline.org under the Publications tab.

2012

  • Martin, L., Boggs, M., Szabo, S., & Morrison, T. (Editors, 2012).  The Joy of Teaching Literacy (pp. i-183). Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, Volume 34.
  • Szabo, S. & Sinclair, B. (2012).  STAAR Reading Passages: The Readability is Too High.  Schooling, 3(1), 1-14.
  • Hong-Nam, K., & Szabo, S. (2012).  An investigation of changes in preservice teachers’ attitudes and confidence level in teaching reading during a yearlong student teaching program. In L. Martin, T. Morrison, M. Boggs & S. Szabo (Eds),  The Joy of Teaching Literacy, (pp. 121-134). Louisville, KY: Association of Literacy Educators and Researches.  Found at http://www.aleronline.org/?page=yearbook
  • Glaeser, S., Haas, L., & Szabo, S. (2012).  A colorful field of learners: Visualizing the beauty of diverse learners in a classroom community.  National Forum of Teacher Education Journal, 22(3), 1-7.
  • Raine, L., & Szabo, S. (2012).  Transitioning from Spanish to English reading: Using the fry instant words to compare the sight word reading of students first taught to read in English and those taught to read in Spanish.  AccELLerate! (Texas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Journal), Fall 2012, 1(1), 7-21.  Also available at http://www.textesolv.org/ or http://textesolv.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/TexELT-v1n1.pdf
  • Raine, L., Linek, W., Szabo, S., Shutova, I, & Shutova, A. (2012).  Political and cultural influences on perceptions of learning in western Ukraine.  Professional development. Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: International Journal for Professional Educators79(1), 32-42
  • Szabo, S., Linek, W., Sampson, MB., & Raine, L. (2012).  Middle-level math and Science preservice teachers’ use of comprehension strategies in their final semester of student teaching.  Journal of Reading Education, 37(3), 29-36.
  • Szabo, S., Raine, I. L., & Linek, W. M. (2012).  Topics Teachers and District Leaders Think are VERY HOT. In J. Cassidy, S. Grote-Garcia, E. Martinez, & R. Garcia (Eds.) What’s Hot in Literacy (pp. 50-63).  San Antonio, TX: Specialized Literacy Professionals and Texas Association for Literacy Education. Found at http://www.texasreaders.org/ or http://www.texasreaders.org/first-yearbook.html

2011

  • Morrison, T., Martin, L., Boggs, M., & Szabo, S. (Editors, 2011).  Literacy Promises (pp i-244). Association of Literacy Educators and Researches Yearbook, Volume 33.
  • Raine, L., Reid, M., Styker, A., Clark, R., Frias, L., & Szabo, S. (2011).  Online class versus face-to-face class: How do undergraduate education students perform?  In Morrison, Boggs, Martin & Szabo (Eds.).  Literacy Promises, Volume 33 (pp. 153-166). Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: Louisville, Kentucky.  Fount at http://www.aleronline.org/?page=yearbook
  • Boggs, M. & Szabo, S. (2011).  Illuminating pathways through rigor, respect, relevance, and relationships: Scaffolding cross-generational understanding.  Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: International Journal for Professional Educators, 77(2), 27-34.
  • Szabo, S. (2011).  Goal setting: Helping students learn about and use strategies while reading.  The California Reader: A Publication of the California Reading Association, 44(4), 5-11.

2010

  • Szabo, S., Morrison, T., Martin, L., Boggs, M. & Raine, L. (Editors, 2010).  Building Literacy Communities (pp. i -242) Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Volume 32.
  • Szabo, S., Sampson, M. B., Foote, M., & Falk-Ross, F. (Editors, 2010).  Mentoring Literacy Professionals: Continuing the Spirit of CRA/ALER after 50 years (pp i-401). College Reading Association, Volume 31.
  • Szabo, S. (2010).  An Oral History of Dr. Jon Shapiro President of CRA. The College Reading Association Legacy: A Celebration of 50 Years of Literacy Leadership, Volume 1 (489-498). Linek, W. L., Massey, D., Sturtevant, E. G., Cochran, L., McClanahan, B., Sampson, M. B. (Eds.). (2010). College Reading Association Legacy: A Celebration of 50 Years of Literacy Leadership. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: St. Cloud, MN..
  • Szabo, S. (2010).  An Oral History of Dr. Barbara Walker Award Winner of CRA. The College Reading Association Legacy: A Celebration of 50 Years of Literacy Leadership, Volume II (535-541).  Linek, W. L., Massey, D., Sturtevant, E. G., Cochran, L., McClanahan, B., Sampson, M. B. (Eds.). (2010). College Reading Association Legacy: A Celebration of 50 Years of Literacy Leadership. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers: St. Cloud, MN.
  • Szabo, S. & Stryker, A. (2010).  Building a Community of Learners: Linking Writing and the ABCs of Culture.  English in Texas, 40(1), 31-37.
  • Jordan, M., Sinclair, B., & Szabo, S. (2010).  What is a First-Year Elementary School Teacher to Do? Supplying the Classroom for the Early Elementary Grades.  The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin International Journal for Professional Educators, 76(3), 6-11.
  • Szabo, S. (2010).  Older Children Need Phonemic Awareness Instruction, Too. TESOL Journal, 1(1), 130-141.
  • Szabo, S., Sinclair, B., & Boggs, M. (2010).  The Thought- Bubble Picture Assessment: Assessing reading attitude and determining if students are strategic readers. Focus on Teacher Education, 11(2), 6-8.

2009

  • Falk-Ross, F., Szabo, S., Sampson, M.B., & Foote, M. (Editors, 2009).  Literacy Issues during Changing Times: A Call to Action (pp. i-336). College Reading Association, Volume 30.
  • Boggs, M. & Szabo, S. (2009).  Teachers Talk: Teachers’ Beliefs about Factors Affecting their Classrooms. In Falk-Ross, Sampson, Foote, & Szabo (Eds.) Literacy Issues during Changing Times: A Call to Action, Volume 30, (pp. 138-150).  College Reading Association: Texas A & M Commerce, Texas.
  • Szabo, S. (2009).  Rekindling the art of teaching: Engaging teacher’s hearts and minds in the age of accountability.  English in Texas 38(1), 12-15.
  • Szabo, S. (2009).  The KWHHL Helps to Support and Differentiate Learning while reinforcing the use of Multiple Strategies.  Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, 2(1), 73-82.
  • Boggs, M., Szabo, S., & Page, L. (2009).  Critically Reading Scientifically-based Programs: Empowering Teachers.  Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, 2(2),
  • Stryker, A. & Szabo, S. (2009).  Investigating Alternative-Certification Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Out-come Expectancy Beliefs toward the Teaching of Reading.  In Falk-Ross, Sampson, Foote & Szabo (Eds.) College Reading Association Yearbook: Literacy Issues during Changing Times: A Call to Action, (pp. 197-214).  College Reading Association: Texas A & M Commerce, Texas. 39-46.
  • Boggs, M., Szabo, S., & Page, L. (2009).  Is C-SCOPE really a scientifically-based program and what does that mean?  English in Texas, Spring/Summer 2009.
  • Szabo, S. & Anderson, G. (2009).  Helping Teacher Candidates Examine their Multicultural Attitudes.  Educational Horizons, 87(3), 190-197.

2008

  • Foote, M., Falk-Ross, R., Szabo, S., & Sampson, M.B. (Editors, 2008).  Navigating the Literacy Waters: Research, Praxis, & Advocacy (pp. i-247), College Reading Association, Volume 29.
  • Szabo, S. (2008).  Phonemic Awareness for English Language Learners beyond First Grade.  In Dam and Cowart (Eds.), Current Issues and Best Practice in Bilingual and ESL Education (pp. 65-82).  Denton, Texas: Federation of North Texas Area Universities
  • Sinclair, B. & Szabo, S. (2008).  Writing Poetry to Enhance Science Learning.  The Texas Science Teacher, 37(1), 12-16.
  • Szabo, S. & Sinclair, B. ( 2008).  Using the Language Arts to Help All Students Learn Science Concepts and Science Vocabulary. State of Reading (SOR) Journal, 28(1), 33-38.
  • Szabo, S., Sinclair, B. and Boggs, M. (2008).  Reading Strategy Awareness of Student Teachers.  Academic Exchange Quarterly 12(1), 131-135.
  • Szabo, S. (2008).  Patterned Poetry Writing Helps Preservice Teachers Summarize Content Learning.  The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: International Journal for Professional Educators, 75(1), 23-26.

  • Szabo, S. and Thompson, J. (Spring, 2008).  Designing and implementing a professional development conference: Lessons learned.  Texas Reading Report published by Texas State Reading Association an affiliate of the International Reading Association. http://www.uhv.edu/edu/trr/ 

2007

  • Sampson, M.B., Linder, P., Falk-Ross, F., Foote, M., & Szabo, S. (Editors, 2007). Multiple Literacies in the 21st Centruy (pp. i-370). College Reading Association, Volume 28.
  • Raine, L., Szabo, S., Linek, W., Jones, A. and Sampson, M.B. ( 2007).  An investigation of the knowledge base and use of content instructional strategies in primary grades by elementary preservice teachers. In Sampson, Foote, Falk-Ross & Szabo (Eds.) College Reading Association Yearbook: Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century, (pp.128-141). College Reading Association: Texas A & M Commerce, Texas.
  • Anderson, G. & Szabo, S. (2007).  The “Power” to Change Multicultural Attitudes. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11(2). Editors’ Choice.  Found at http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/cho3631l7.htm
  • Szabo, S. (2007).  The K-W-L Strategy: Helping Struggling Readers Build Evidence of Their Learning.  Thinking Classroom, 8(2), 32-34.

2006

  • Szabo, S. (2006).  KWHHL: A Student-Driven Evolution of the KWL.  American Secondary Education (ASE), 34, 57-67.
  • Szabo, S. (2006).  Can Using Teacher Stories Enhance Teacher Candidates’ Teaching Knowledge?  The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 27, 5-7.

2004

  • Szabo, S. and Mokhtari, K. (2004).  Developing a Reading Teaching Efficacy Instrument (RTEI) for Teacher Candidates: A Validation Study.  Action in Teacher Education (ATE), 26, 60-73.
  • Szabo, S. (2004).  The KWL: A Tool to Help Teacher Candidates Connect Theory and Practice.  Oklahoma Association of Teacher Education Journal (OATE), 8, 62-74

2003

  • Yellin, P., Yellin, D., Claypool, P., Mokhtari, K., Carr, R., Latiker, T., Risley, L. & Szabo, S. (2003).  I’m not sure I can handle the kids, especially, the, uh, you know special ed kids. Action in Teacher Education, 25(1), 14-19.

2002

  • Szabo, S., Scott, M. and Yellin, P. (2002).  Integration: A strategy to help preservice teachers make the connection between theory and practice.  Action in Teacher Education, 24(3), 1-9.

2001

  • Szabo, S. (2001).  Practical argument: Is it a tool for preservice teachers?  Oklahoma Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (OASCD), 11, 22-26.

2000

  • Scott, M., Szabo, S. & Elasser, S. (2000).  August Experience: Preparing for the First Days of School.  Oklahoma Association of Teacher Education Journal, 4, 38-45

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