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Featured Research Sessions

Of the many research-focused sessions at ILA 2019, make sure you don't miss these standout offerings from ILA's Literacy Research Panel and other leading researchers.


Join us on Saturday, October 12, 7:00 AM–8:30 AM, for What Research Really Says About Teaching Reading—and Why That Still Matters, featuring P. David Pearson, Nell K. Duke, and others.

Research Address and Roundtable: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Instruction with Steve Graham, Arizona State University
Saturday, October 12, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

Writing is a critical literacy skill, yet it is often given too small a focus in instruction. This session, featuring keynote speaker Steve Graham, Arizona State University, and cochaired by Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University, Diane Lapp, San Diego State University, and David Kirkland, New York University, will explore effective modeling of writing practices tailored to genre, style, and context. The address will be followed by roundtable discussions facilitated by experts in specific aspects of writing pedagogy research. Kirkland will close by reflecting on the reading–writing connection and detailing next steps.

Steve Graham

ILA 2019 Research Institute: Research Into Practice*
Thursday, October 10, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

Research Into Practice is a day-long course in which experts will address a variety of literacy topics including motivation, emergent literacy, early literacy, disciplinary literacy, reading comprehension, STEM, and the English language arts, and all presentations will focus on connecting current research to teaching and learning.

*An additional fee applies for Institute Day courses.

Featured Research Panel: What Can We Learn About Language Arts Instruction? Looking inside the 4th Edition of the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts with Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher
Friday, October 11, 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

In this session, literacy researchers and participants will engage in conversation about topics discussed in the language arts handbook. Participants will have the opportunity to select and participate in two roundtable discussions.

Featured Research Panel: A Critical Examination of ILA's Literacy Leadership Briefs, cosponsored by the Literacy Research Panel and the Reading Hall of Fame
Friday, October 11, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

During this session, cochaired by Diane Lapp, San Diego State University, and James Hoffman, University of Texas at Austin, members of the Reading Hall of Fame and the Literacy Research Panel and attendees will critically examine five 2018 literacy leadership briefs with the author(s) who wrote them.

Featured Research Session: Exploring Alternative Views of the Relationship Between Research and Practice with James Hoffman, Diane Lapp, and D. Ray Reutzel
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

This session explores literacy research through the lenses of research into practice, research in practice, and practice into research. Attendees will examine key terms and their uses, then split into groups to discuss the stances and what they imply for the field. At the end, the group will reconvene to consider the implications of each position.

Research Poster Session: Meet the Researchers
Saturday, October 12, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

During this poster session, attendees will chat with a select group of prominent scholars who have published research articles in recent issues of Journal of Literacy Research, Reading Research Quarterly, and Research in the Teaching of English.

Research Poster Session: ILA Grant Recipients and 2019 Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner and Finalists
Saturday, October 12, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

This poster session provides an opportunity to engage with recent ILA research grant recipients and the 2019 Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award winner and finalists as they present their research, including background, methodology, and summaries of their findings and dissertations.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.