Katrina W Hall

Associate Professor

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Children's Literature, Literacy (reading aloud and independent reading),Teacher Education (teaching diverse learners; developmentally appropriate practices)

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy
University of Florida
2004
 

Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy
University of Florida
1999
 

M.Ed. Elementary Education
University of Florida
1993

B.A. Communications
University of North Florida
1989

Biography

Dr. Hall graduated with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy in 2004 from the University of Florida. Her chair was Dr. Linda Leonard Lamme.

She taught students in primary and elementary grades from 1993 to 2004, earning her National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist in 2002. 

 

Her research interests include children’s literature and how children learn, within a literacy framework. Her current research focus involves student choice during independent reading time, nonfiction texts, and undergraduate book buddies.

Awards

Nominated for UNF Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2012-2013

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, 2010-2011

2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Paper Award

Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) James E. McLean Distinguished Paper Award, 2009

National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement, 2009

Affiliations

Seaside Community Charter School Community Partner

Tiger Academy Charter School Community Partner

Windy Hill Elementary School Community Partner

Beaches Habitat for Humanity Afterschool Community Partner

Seaside Playgarden Preschool and Kindergarten Community Partner

Jewish Community Alliance Community Partner

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Fullerton, E., Hall, K. & Hedrick, W. (2012) University of North Florida Distance Learning Transition Program Grant ($23,000). (internal grant)

Salmon, O., & Hall, K. (2012). UNF book buddies: A hands-on introduction to diversity.  COEHS faculty support grant ($500). (internal grant)

Hall, K., Williams, L, & Hedrick, W. (2011). Earth Matters Book Club: 3rd graders and UNF students. UNF Environmental Center Seed Grant. ($3,090). (internal grant)

Hall, K. (2011). Developing a digital library for literacy courses. UNF Academic Affairs Faculty Development Teaching Grant. ($7,500). (internal grant)

Batey, J., David, G., Fullerton, E. & Hall, K. (2010). Community-based Learning Engaged Department Grant: PreK Primary Department. UNF Center for Community-Based learning. ($12,000). (internal grant)

Syverud, S., & Hall, K. (2009). Impacting literacy in our urban professional development school communities: Professors-in-residence in action. University of North Florida Foundation Grant ($8,000). (internal grant)

David, G., Hall, K., & Williams, L. (2009). ABC Literacy- Arts, Books, Community: Enhancing the home learning environment of underserved children to promote literacy and school success. University of North Florida Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant ($5,500). (internal grant)

Williams, L., Abendroth, J., & Hall, K. (2008). Development of lots of books student reading engagement instrument. Undergraduate research summer grant. ($1,000). (internal grant)

Hall, K. (2008). Teachers’ read aloud choices. UNF Academic Affairs Summer Scholarship Grant ($7,500). (internal grant)

Hall, K., & Batey, J. (2007). Children’s ideas about aging before and after an intergenerational read aloud. United Way Life Act 2 ($4,000). (external grant)

Hargis, J., & Hall, K. (2005). Intern and scholar exchange possibilities. Murmansk State Pedagogical University, Murmansk, Russia. UNF International Center Grant/Matching funds from COEHS ($3,000). (internal grant)

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Articles in International and National Journals

Williams, L., Hall, K., & Hedrick, W. (accepted, 2013). Developing an observation instrument to support authentic independent reading time during school in a data-driven world. Journal of Language and Literacy Education

Hall, K., Hedrick, W., & Williams, L. (accepted, 2012). Everyday we're shufflin' : Empowering students during in-school independent reading time. Childhood Education

Hall, K., Williams, L., & Daniel, L. (2010). After-school: Perceptions of economically disadvantaged youth, their parents, and after-school staff. Research in the Schools 17(1),13-29.

Hall, K., & Williams, L. (2010). Teachers’ reading aloud of Caldecott Award-winning picture books with diverse first grade children in a high poverty school. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 24 (4), 298-314.

Williams, L., & Hall, K. (2010). Exploring students’ reading attitudes. Journal of Reading Education, 35(2), 35-41.

Witsell, K., Keenan, D., Nelson, F., Daniel, L., Syverud, S., Hall, K., & O’Farrell, C. (2009). North Florida urban professional development school partnership: Evolving through collaboration and commitment. School-University Partnerships, 3(2), 42-57.

Hall, K., & Batey, J. (2008). Children’s ideas about aging before and after an intergenerational read aloud. Educational Gerontology, 34(10), 862-870.

Hall, K. (2008). Reflecting on our read aloud practices: The importance of reading aloud culturally authentic literature. Young Children, 63(1), 80-86.

Hall, K., & Hargis, J. (2007). Insights, reflections, and comparisons of a Russian kindergarten. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 43(4), 161-167.

Hall, K. (2007). Questioning the traditional reading list. TESOL Essential Teacher, 4(1), 30-32.

Hall, K. (2007). Gator’s adventures: A lesson in literacy and community. The Reading Teacher, 60(5), 491-493.
 

Articles in Professional Organization Newsletters

Hall, K. (2007). Using traditional literature and drama to increase comprehension and critical thinking skills: Taking advantage of modern culture. Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) Focus on Middle School, 20(2), 6-8.

Hall, K. (2006, Fall). Bob the Builder: Can we fix the stereotypes and lack of diversity?
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Focus on Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten,1-5.

 

Invited Articles in National Journals

Hall, K. (2008). Bumps in the road: Reading in middle school. Voices from the Middle, 16(2), 72-74.

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Regional or State Journals

Hall, K. (2007). The books do matter: Choosing high quality books to read aloud. Southern Early Childhood Association’s Dimensions of Early Childhood, 35(2), 32-38.

Hall, K. (2006). What we read aloud matters: The role of high quality, diverse literature in the kindergarten classroom. Georgia Journal of Reading, 29(2), 30-33.

Evaluation Reports

Daniel, L., Williams, L., & Hall, K. (2010). Final report of Community in Schools evaluation of Team Up and Take Stock in Children Programs. Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida.

Hall, K., & Reedy, K. (2010). Measuring first year college students’ perceptions of their first year experience. Final report to Undergraduate Studies Council, University of North Florida.

 

Peer-Reviewed International, National, or Regional Conference Presentations

Williams, L.M., Hall, K.W., & Hedrick, W. B. (2011). Expanding access, knowledge, and participation during in school independent reading time. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, December 1-3, 2011, Jacksonville, FL.

David, G. M., Hall, K. W., & Williams, L. (2011). ABC Literacy: Art, Books, Community- Empowering families to engage in interactive read alouds and arts-infused activities with their children. National Association for Education of Young Children National Conference, November 2-5, 2011, Orlando, FL. With UNF undergraduate teacher candidate Buca Forrester.

Fullerton, E., Hall, K. W., David, G.M., & Bell, P. (2011). Intentional partnerships: Preparing the early child teacher (birth through 8) to be a community leader. National Association for Education of Young Children National Conference., November 2-5, 2011, Orlando, FL. With UNF undergraduate teacher candidates Megan Decubellis and Julie Glass.

Hall, K., Ryan, T., & Peacock-Preston, G. (2011). Nurturing knowledge from the coach to the teacher of birth-five children: A professional development model. National Association for the Education of Young Children National Conference, November 2-5, 2011, Orlando, FL.

Fullerton, E., Hall, K., David, G., & Bell, P. (2011). Intentional Partnerships: Preparing the Early Child Teacher to be a Community Leader (poster) 2011 International Institute for Partnerships. Portland State University. Portland, OR. May 23-25, 2011.

Syverud, S. & Hall, K. (2011). Preparing Candidates to Teach Reading in an Urban Professional Development School: The Impact of a Tertiary Prevention for First Graders At-Risk for Failure. National Association for Professional Development Schools Annual National Conference, March 10-13, 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Hedrick, W., Williams, L., & Hall, K. (2011). Development of an observational instrument to measure reading engagement during independent reading. International Reading Association, Organization of Teacher Education in Reading (OTER) SIG, Orlando, FL, May 8-11, 2011.

Hedrick, W., Williams, L. and Hall, K. (2011) Are They Really Reading? Development of a Reading Engagement Instrument. (paper). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 8-12, 2011.

Williams, L., Hedrick, W., & Hall, K. (2011). Measuring reading engagement during independent reading. 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.

Williams, L., Hall, K., & Hedrick, W. (2010). Development of an observational instrument to measure reading engagement during independent reading. (roundtable) National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Hall, K., Williams, L., & Hedrick, W. (2010). In-school independent reading: What does it really look like? (paper) Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Annual Conference, Mobile, AL.

Daniel, L., Williams, L., & Hall, K. (2010). Effectiveness of an after-school program for economically disadvantaged youth: Perceptions of students, parents, and staff. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Paper Presentation; Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Syverud, S., Hall, K., & Alderfer, K. (2010). Preservice literacy methods students making an impact on struggling first grade readers. National Association for Professional Development Schools Annual National Conference, Orlando, FL.

Hall, K., Syverud, S., & Alderfer, K. (2010). On-site preservice literacy methods courses: making an impact on struggling first grade readers. (poster) Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA), Savannah, GA.

Keenan, D., Nelson, F., O’Farrell, C., Witsell, K., Syverud, S., & Hall, K. (2010). Owning the future through action and commitment: The story of an evolving school- university collaboration. The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hall, K., Williams, L., Abendroth, J., & Hedrick, W. (2009). The development of an observation instrument to measure reading engagement during independent reading time. 2009 Annual Conference for the American Reading Forum. Redefining diversity: Going beyond language, literacy, and culture, Sanibel Island, FL.

Daniel, L., Williams, L., & Hall, K. (2009). Effectiveness of an after-school program for economically disadvantaged youth: Perceptions of students, parents, and staff. Paper for Mid South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Hall, K. (2008). Teachers’ reading aloud choices. College Reading Association’s Golden Anniversary International Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Williams, L., & Hall, K. (2008). Exploring elementary students’ perceptions about the purpose and importance of reading.(roundtable) National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

Hall, K. (2008). Using drama and role play to facilitate oral language development and comprehension in a multilingual classroom. Association for Childhood Education International Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Hall, K. (2007). Reading aloud to emergent readers from a global perspective: Issues of power, culture, and social justice. Association for Childhood Education International Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Hall, K. (2007). Facilitating learning through traditional children’s literature and drama. Southern Early Childhood Association’s 58th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Hall, K. (2005). Renewing the dream through multicultural education: Sharing power, valuing culture, and achieving social justice. National Association for Multicultural Education 15th Annual International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Hall, K. (2005). Reading aloud to emergent readers: The role of high quality, diverse, multiethnic and multicultural literature in the classroom. Research, Policy, and Practice Roundtable. National Association for the Education of Young Children National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Miami, FL.

 

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