Eileen M. Shanahan recently earned her Ph.D. at Ohio State University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Literacy at Eastern Kentucky University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in middle grade language arts education, content area literacy, and the teaching of grammar and writing. Her research and teaching interests include understanding how discourse shapes teacher learning, teaching English language arts from a social justice perspective, and argumentative writing instruction. She previously taught eighth grade language arts in Charlotte, NC where she also served as a middle school curriculum coordinator. (More Info)
- Upper level or graduate literacy education course open to all students/majors
- Course can be used for elementary and middle or secondary English language arts education majors – both pre–service and in-service teachers
- In this course you will read popular past and current literature, walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters, and visit the settings of your favorite books.
- Some of the literature includes works by J.K. Rowling, Shakespeare, and Roald Dahl
- We’ll consider the impact of Great Britain’s history on the development of adolescent literature and how the setting impacted the plots of the various stories we know and love today.