Publications

Books

Bruyère, J. & Pendergrass, E. (Expected 2022). The Anti-Script: Critical Literacy in Pre-Service Teaching Programs. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Book Chapters

Pendergrass, E. & Broemmel, A. (in press). Reading Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. In R. Milner & J. Bennett (Eds.). Teaching and Teacher Education Volume of Winn, M. & Winn, L. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Social Justice in Education series. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Hundley, M., Jocius, R., & Pendergrass, E. (2019). Rethinking Writing Pedagogy: Supporting Preservice and Inservice Teachers’ Digital and Multimodal Writing Practices. In Participatory Literacy Practices for P-12 Classrooms in the Digital Age.

Selected Articles

Bruyère, J. & Pendergrass, E. (2020). Are your students writing or authoring? Young author’s milieux. Early Childhood Education Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-020-01027-7

Pendergrass, E., Reynolds, D., & Lantos, T. (2018). “I Felt Like my Brain Was Going to Explode”: Positioning Beginning Teachers as Struggling Readers. Literacy Practice and Research.

Stewart, T. T. & Pendergrass, E. (2015). Reading motivation, and the power of social relationships: Learning from middle school students in a title I classroom. Georgia Journal of Reading of the International Reading Association, 38(1). 25-31.

Pendergrass, E. (2013-14). Differentiation: It starts with pre-assessment. Educational Leadership, 71(4). Available at http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/dec13/vol71/num04/Differentiation@_It_Starts_with_Pre-Assessment.aspx (Circulation of 160,000+).

Pendergrass, E. (2010). Privileges not normally extended to struggling readers: Building success in the classroom. Reading in the Middle, Fall 2010.

Pendergrass, E. (2010). First opinion: Stone Conversations. First Opinions-Second Reactions, 3(2). Available at http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/fosr/

Pendergrass, E. (2009). “At-Risk” students become empowered teachers: Students teaching their expertise to classmates. Journal of Teacher Research, 2. Available at coehs.csuohio.edu/jtr/

Pendergrass, E. (2008). Using pop-culture novels to promote engagement. Signal:  The Journal of the IRA Special Interest Group on Literature for the Adolescent Reader, XXXI (2), 12-15.

Invited Blog Posts

Pendergrass, E. (June 2021). June Weekend Picks (a series of 4 blog posts about what to read over the summer to prepare for school year). http://www.yawednesday.com

Pendergrass, E. (December 9, 2020). YA Lit and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/ya-literature-and-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-by-emily-sauls-pendergrass

Hundley, M., & Pendergrass, E. (March 23, 2020). Pandemic and Epidemic YA Lit.

http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/ya-literature-about-pandemic-and-epidemic-events-by-emily-pendergrass-and-melanie-hundley

Pendergrass, E. (March 26, 2019). Gun Violence in YA Novels. http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/gun-violence-in-ya-novels-by-emily-pendergrass

Pendergrass, E. (March 22, 2017). Harry Potter and the Transmedia Immersive Literature Class. YA Wednesday. Available at www.yawednesday.com

Pendergrass, E. (November 21, 2014). It Takes a Village. Nerdy Book Club. Available at http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/it-takes-a-village-by-emily-pendergrass/ (NBC has over 5000 followers)

Online Contributions/In the News

Get to Know the New Faculty Heads of House

Reynolds, J. (2017, October 6). How to improve literacy scores: Trust teachers, make reading relevant. http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2017/10/06/how-improve-literacy-scores-trust-teachers-make-reading-relevant/662610001/

Barnett, C. (2017, March 14) Students spend spring break studying Harry Potter in England. http://vanderbilthustler.com/campus/students-spend-spring-break-studying-harry-potter-in-england.html

Brasher, J. (2014, December 9). 20 fun learning activities for the holiday break. Vanderbilt News. My contribution was generating a list of activities that children could engage in over the holidays to take advantage of all learning opportunities.

Johnston, J. (2014, November 21). Teaching as a team sport boosts student performance.

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/11/21/teaching-as-a-team-sport-boosts-student-performance/

Brasher, J. (2014, March 20). Harry Potter themed psychology class travels to England.https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/03/20/harry-potter-class/

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