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Making Literacy Connections

Journal of the

Greater Washington Reading Council


 Volume XXXII  2017-2018


Christy Irish


Karen Banks, Loudoun County Public Schools

Alicia K. Bruyning, George Mason University, editorial assistant

Ellen Clark, George Mason University

Nisreen Daoud, George Mason University

Melissa A. Gallagher, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Amber Jensen, Fairfax County Public Schools & George Mason University

Leigh Ann Kurz, George Mason University

Leslie La Croix, George Mason University

Jacquelynn A. Malloy, Clemson University

April A. Mattix Foster, George Mason University

Allison Ward Parsons, George Mason University

Seth Parsons, George Mason University
Michelle Picard, Arlington Public Schools

Erin M. Ramirez, California State University at Monterrey Bay

Barbara Rohr, Prince William Public Schools

Margaret Vaughn, University of Idaho


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Table of Contents
(Click To View Individual Articles)


A Practical Guide for Reading Motivation in the Elementary Grades Kristin Anderson & Evan Ortlieb
Vocabulary Instruction and English Language Learners:
Does Culturally Relevant Teaching Increase Retention?
Jenna Digiacomo
"Cinderella with a Twist": Building Academic Literacy and Social Consciousness Karen Banks
Yes, Virginia, Motivation Matters Linda B. Gambrell, Barbara A. Marinak, & Jacquelynn A. Malloy


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