Matthews, Sharon individual record
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Sharon Matthews is a Clinical Associate Professor of Literacy in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture. Dr. Matthews utilizes her public classroom teaching experiences supported by ongoing supervision and research to guide the preparation of knowledgeable, decisive, and agentive preservice teachers who integrate literacy across all contexts. Her research interests include writing development, disciplinary literacy, and the critical selection and integration of diverse children's literature.

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selected publications
Academic Articles12
  • Moody, S. M., Matthews, S. D., & Eslami, Z. R. (2022). Translanguaging During Shared Read Alouds: A Case Study. LITERACY RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION. 61(2), 113-136.
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  • Zimmer, W. K., & Matthews, S. D. (2022). A virtual coaching model of professional development to increase teachers' digital learning competencies. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION. 109, 103544-103544.
  • Moody, S. M., & Matthews, S. D. (2022). Reading Without Words: Cultivating Bi/Multilingual Family Engagement. READING TEACHER. 76(2), 122-130.
  • Kwok, M. N., Rios, A. R., Kwok, A., & Matthews, S. D. (2021). Teacher Candidates' Developing Beliefs About Diversity and Its Role in Effective Literacy Teaching. EDUCATION AND URBAN SOCIETY. 53(8), 886-908.
  • Moody, S. M., & Matthews, S. D. (2020). Pathways to Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher: Narrative Inquiries into a Translanguaging Read Aloud. Journal ofCurriculum StudiesResearch. 2(2), 170-188.
  • Moody, S. M., Matthews, S. D., & Eslami, Z. R. (2020). Bridging the Gap: The Use of Translanguaging in Shared Readings. Neokleous, G., Krulatz, A., & Farrelly, R. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms. 555-576. IGI Global.
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  • Hodges, T. S., & Matthews, S. D. (2020). Digital Literacies and Text Structure Instruction: Benefits, New Language Demands, and Changes to Pedagogy. Sullivan, P. M., Lantz, J. L., & Sullivan, B. A. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Integrating Digital Technology With Literacy Pedagogies. 52-71. IGI Global.
  • Hodges, T. S., Scott, C. E., Washburn, E. K., Matthews, S. D., & Gould, C. (2019). Developing Pre-Service Teachers' Critical Thinking and Assessment Skills With Reflective Writing. Mariano, J. G., & Figliano, F. J. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Critical Thinking Strategies in Pre-Service Learning Environments. 146-173. IGI Global.
  • Matthews, S. D., & Hodges, T. S. (2018). Stranger than nonfiction_ Identifying and modeling text structures in fiction picturebooks. Araujo, J. J., Babino, A., Cossa, N., & Johnson, R. D. (Eds.), Engaging All Readers Through Explorations of Literacy, Language and Culture. 91-106. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.
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Texas A&M University; Teaching, Learning And Culture (Tlac); 4232 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4232