Reading on the edge: Enabling, empowering, and engaging middle school readers
Reading photographs to write with meaning and purpose in grades 4-12
Creating literacy communities in middle school
Book chapters include:
Negotiating meaning and power: Middle school students talk about young adult literature and the nature of talk. In P.F. Carspecken and G. Walford (Eds). Critical ethnography and education, Oxford, England: Elsevier Science.
Invited presentations for the Assembly of American Literature, the Ethnography and Education Conference at Oxford University, and Fotofest Houston as well as a number of peer-reviewed presentations at the annual conferences of the National Council of Teachers of English, National Reading Association, and the International Reading Association.
Publications with UHD students include:
Goff, B., Parker, J., Porras, A., Smith, K., & Van Horn, L. (2013). Family
literacy in a community school: Building alliances, meaningful
learning, and friendship. Advocate, Winter, 2013 32, (1), 38-40.
Teirrablanca, C., Linares, J. & Van Horn, L. (2011). Teacher candidates in
an urban education program engage in the project approach.
The Advocate, Winter, 2012 31, (1), 28-31.