Kathleen Clark
Kathleen Clark, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113D

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5647

Associate Professor

Educational Policy and Leadership

Director of the Hartman Literacy and Learning Center

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., Boston University

Courses Taught

  • Teaching Elementary Reading, Language Arts and Children's Literature
  • Practicum: Teaching Elementary Level Reading

Research Interests

  • Comprehension processes and instruction, dialogic instruction

Recent Publications

Clark, K. F. (in press). The nature and influence of comprehension strategy use during peer-led literature discussions: An analysis of intermediate grade students’ practice. Literacy Research and Instruction.

Berne, J. I., & Clark, K. F. (in press). Focusing literature discussion groups on comprehension strategies. The Reading Teacher.

2008

Clark, K. F., & Graves, M. F. (2008). Open and directed text mediation in literature instruction: Effects on comprehension and attitudes. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 31(1).

2005

Berne, J. I., & Clark, K. F. (2005) Comprehension strategy use during peer-led discussions of text: Ninth-graders tackle The Lottery. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Berne, J. I., & Clark, K. F. (2005) Meaning making in ninth grade: An exploratory study of peer-led literature discussions. Illinois Reading Journal.

Clark, K. F., & Graves, M. F. (2005). Scaffolding students' comprehension of text. The Reading Teacher, 58(6).

2004

Clark, K. F. (2004). What can I say besides "sound it out?": Coaching word recognition in beginning reading. The Reading Teacher, 57 (5), 440-450.

Clark, K. F. (2004). Supporting struggling writers during writers workshop. Michigan Reading Journal, 36 (1), 11-19.

Clark, K. F. (2004). Voices in Michigan Literacy: An interview with Dr. Jim Cipielewski. Michigan Reading Journal, 36 (3), 53-56.

2003

Clark, K. F. (2003). Voices in Michigan literacy: An interview with Nell K. Duke. Michigan Reading Journal, 35 (3), 48-50.

2002

Taylor, B.M., Pearson, P.D., Clark, K.F., & Walpole, S. (2002). Effective schools and accomplished teachers: Lessons about primary-grade reading instruction in low-income schools. In B. M. Taylor & P. D. Pearson (Eds.) Teaching Reading: Effective schools and accomplished teachers, pp. 3-72. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Taylor, B.M., Pearson, P.D., Clark, K.F., & Walpole, S. (2002). Effective Schools/accomplished teachers. In Evidence-based reading instruction: Putting the National Reading panel report into practice. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

2001

Taylor, B.M., Pearson, P.D., Clark, K.F., & Walpole, S. (2001). Effective schools and accomplished teachers: Lessons about primary-grade reading instruction in high-poverty schools. Elementary School Journal, 101 (2), 121-165.

Professional Presentations

2004

Graves, M.F., Clark, K.F., Dewitz, P., Fitzgerald, J., Peterson, C., Berne, J., Liang, L., Philippot, R., Ginsberg, M., Cooke, C., Cummins, J., & Galda, L. (2004, May). Scaffolding students' comprehension of narrative and expository text. Institute presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Reno, NV.

2003

Clark, K. F., Berne, J. I., Maegawa, M., & Trudeau, C. (2003, March). "Meaning-making during literature discussions: An exploration of students' understandings." Presentation at the Spring Conference of the Michigan Reading Association, Grand Rapids, MI

2002

Clark, K.F., & Berne, J. I. (2002, December). "The effects of small group peer-led discussion on ninth grade students' comprehension of literary text: A pilot study." Paper presented at the 52 nd Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

Berne, J., I. & Clark, K.F. (2002, October). "Talking among themselves: Literature discussion groups in high school and college classrooms." Presentation at the Fall Conference of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, Lansing, MI.

Berne, J., & Clark, K.F. (2002, March). "Building comprehension through building community: The teacher's role." Presentation at the 46th Annual Conference of the Michigan Reading Association, Detroit, MI.

2001

Clark, K.F. (2001, December). "Scaffolding small group reading instruction: A case study of an accomplished first grade teacher." Presentation at the 51 st Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Taylor, B., Pearson, P.D., Peterson, D. Sarroub, L., Jaynes, C., Knezek, S., & Clark, K.F. (2000, December). "The CIERA school change project (Year 1): Implementing research-based reading program reform in high-poverty elementary schools." Presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.