Engaging and Empowering Readers
Katie Kelly is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Literacy Graduate Program at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. As a former teacher and literacy coach, Katie’s teaching and research interests include engaging children in authentic meaningful reading and writing experiences and literacy practices to foster social justice. She is widely published in several peer-reviewed journals, including The Reading Teacher and Voices from the Middle. She has co-authored three books: Reading To Make a Difference: Using Literature to Help Students Think Deeply Speak Freely and Take Action (Heinemann), From Pencils to Podcasts: Digital Tools to Transform K–12 Literacy Practices (Solution Tree) and Smuggling Writing: Strategies that Get Students to Write Every Day, in Every Content Area (3–12) (Corwin).