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Cindy Jones

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Associate Professor, Literacy Education,Founder & Director of the EEJ CEHS Literacy Clinic

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: ECERC 214
DialPhone: 435-797-7027
SendEmail: cindy.jones@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Curriculum & Instruction Specialization, Reading and Writing Emphasis, Utah State University, 2008
The Effect of Interactive Writing Instruction on Kindergarten Students’ Acquisition of Early Reading Skills
ME(Gifted and Talented Education, Social Studies), , Utah State University, 1990
BS, Elementary Education, (Minors in Reading and Physical Science), Southern Utah University, 1984

Awards

Nominee, Robbins Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2013

College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University

Outstanding Researcher of the Year, 2013

College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University

Outstanding Researcher of the Year, 2013

Department of Teacher Education and Leadership, Utah State University

Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award, 4th Place, 2010

International Reading Association

J. Estill Alexander Dissertation of the Year Award,, 2009

Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers

Jerry Johns Promising Researcher Award, 2009

Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers

Research Assistant of the Year Award, 2008

Department of Teacher Education and Learning, Utah State University

NCLB Blue Ribbon School Award, 2006

Pestalozzi Award, 1984

College of Education, Southern Utah University

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Reutzel, D.R, Clark, S.A, Jones, C.L, Gillam, S.L, (2016). Making Meaning and Growing Knowledge: Comprehension Instruction in the Common Core Classroom, Pre-K-3. College Press
    • Book Chapters

    • Jones, C.L, (2016). Designing Instruction to teach Literary Text .
    • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, , (2013). Designing and managing effective early childhood classroom environments.: Handbook of research-based practices in early childhood education.
    • Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, Smith, J.A, (2011). A focus on struggling readers: A comparative analysis of expert opinion and empirical research recommendations. : Reading researchers in search of common ground (2nd Edition). Routledge
    • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, (2010). Assessing and creating effective preschool literacy classroom environments: Early Reading First: Research, resources, and best practices. Guilford Press
    • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, Newman, T.L, (2010). Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR): Improving the conditions of silent reading practice in classrooms: Revisiting silent reading: New directions for teachers and researchers. International Reading Association
    • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, Fawson, P.C, Smith, J.A, (2009). Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR): A complement to guided repeated oral reading that works!: Essential readings on fluency. International Reading Association

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, Clark, S.A, Kumar, T., (2016). The Informational Text Structure Survey (ITS2): An exploration of primary grade teachers’ sensitivity to text structure in young children's informational text. Journal of Educational Research, 109:1, 81-98. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2014.918927
        • Jones, C.L, Clark, S.A, Reutzel, D.R, (2016). Teaching Text Structure: Examining the Affordances of Information Texts. Elementary School Journal, 117:1, 143-169.
        • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, Clark, S.A, Kumar, T., (2015). The Informational Text Structure Survey: An Exploration of Teachers’ Sensitivity to Text Structure. . Journal of Educational Research, 109:1, 81-98. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2014.918927
        • Reutzel, D.R, Child, A., Jones, C.L, Clark, S.A, (2014). Explicit Instruction in Core Reading Programs. Elementary School Journal, 114:3, 406-430.
        • Reutzel, D.R, Brandt, L., Jones, C.L, Fawson, P.C, (2014). Exploration of the Consortium On Reading Excellence Phonics Survey. Elementary School Journal, 115:1, 47-72.
        • Clark, S.A, Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, Andreasen, L., (2013). An Examination of the influences of a teacher preparation program on beginning teachers' reading instruction. Literacy Research and Instruction, 52:2, 87-105.
        • Clark, S.A, Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, Andreasen, L., (2013). An examination of the influences of a teacher preparation program on beginning teachers’ reading instruction . Literacy Research and Instruction, 52:2, 87-105. doi: 10.1080/19388071.2012.754520
        • Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, (2012). Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge Instruction: Exploring a Change of Frequency, Focus, and Distributed Cycles of Review. Reading Psychology
        • Jones, C.L, (2011). An investigation of writing instruction and English learners’ acquisition of early reading skills. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers , 32, 51-62.
        • Reutzel, D.R, Dole, J.A, Read, S., Fawson, P.C, Herman, K., Jones, C.L, Sudweeks, R., Fargo, J.D, (2011). Conceptually and methodologically vexing issues in teacher knowledge assessment. Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Disabilities., 27:3, 183-211.
        • Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, Fargo, J.D, (2010). Comparing two methods of writing instruction: Effects on kindergarten students’ reading skills.. Journal of Educational Research, 103, 327-241.
        • Reutzel, D.R, Jones, C.L, Fawson, P.C, Smith, J.A, (2008). Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR): A complement to guided repeated oral reading that works!. The Reading Teacher, 32:3, 194-207.
        • Professional Journal

        • Jones, C.L, Throndsen, J., (2016). Entering the teaching profession? Using what works for effective literacy instruction. .
        • Jones, C.L, (2015). Effects of writing instruction on kindergarten students’ writing achievement: An experimental study.. Journal of Educational Research, 108:1, 35-44.
        • Black, S., Jones, C.L, (2015). Kind of a Fun Adventure”: Utah State University Literacy Faculty Members Conduct Studies on Text Structure Instruction. . Utah Journal of Literacy
        • Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, , (2015). Write to read: Investigating the reading-writing relationship of code-level early literacy skills. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 31, 297-315.
        • Jones, C.L, Henriksen, B., (2013). Skills-focused Small Group Literacy Instruction with First Graders: An Inquiry and Insights. Journal of Reading Education, 38, 25-30.
        • Jones, C.L, Hall, T., (2013). The Importance of Handwriting: Why It is included the Utah Core Standards for English Language Arts. .
        • Clark, S.A, Jones, C.L, Reutzel, D.R, (2013). Using text structures of information books to teach writing in the primary grades . Early Childhood Education Journal, 41:4, 265-271. doi: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-012-0547-4
        • Jones, C.L, Clark, S.A, Reutzel, D.R, (2013). Enhancing alphabet knowledge instruction: Research implications and practical strategies for early childhood educators. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40:2, 81-89. doi: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-012-0534-9

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction,

                  TEAL 6230 - Literacy Learning in Early Childhood,

                  TEAL 7360 - Research in Literacy,

                  TEAL 6390 - Teaching with Trade Books in the Elementary and Middle Level Classroom,

                  ELED 4040 - Assessment and Instruction for Struggling Readers, Fall 2017

                  TEAL 7322 - Research in Literacy, Fall 2017

                  CETE 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Teacher Education and Leadership, Summer 2017

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Summer 2017

                  ELED 4040 - Assessment and Instruction for Struggling Readers, Spring 2017

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Spring 2017

                  ELED 4040 - Assessment and Instruction for Struggling Readers, Fall 2016

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Summer 2016

                  ELED 4040 - Assessment and Instruction for Struggling Readers, Spring 2016

                  TEAL 6350 - Reading Assessment and Intervention, Spring 2016

                  ELED 4040 - Assessment and Instruction for Struggling Readers, Fall 2015

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Summer 2015

                  ELED 4040 - Assessment and Instruction for Struggling Readers, Spring 2015

                  TEAL 6350 - Reading Assessment and Intervention, Spring 2015

                  ELED 3200 - Literacy Clinic Practicum, Fall 2014

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Summer 2014

                  TEAL 6350 - Reading Assessment and Intervention, Summer 2014

                  ELED 3200 - Practicum in TRI: Tier 2 Instruction, Spring 2014

                  TEAL 6350 - Reading Assessment and Intervention, Spring 2014

                  ELED 3200 - Practicum in TRI: Tier 2 Instruction, Fall 2013

                  ELED 3200 - Practicum in TRI: Tier 2 Instruction, Fall 2013

                  TEAL 6350 - Reading Assessment and Intervention, Spring 2013

                  ELED 3100 - Classroom Reading Instruction, Fall 2012

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Summer 2012

                  TEAL 6380 - Effective Writing Instruction, Summer 2012

                  TEAL 6350 - Reading Assessment and Intervention, Spring 2012

                  ELED 3100 - Classroom Reading Instruction, Fall 2011

                  TEAL 6350 - RDG ASSMNT/INTERVEN, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6350 - RDG ASSMNT/INTERVEN, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6350 - RDG ASSMNT/INTERVEN, Spring 2011

                  TEAL 6350 - RDG ASSMNT/INTERVEN, Spring 2011

                  ELED 3100 - Classroom Reading Instruction, Fall 2010

                  ELED 3100 - Course Supervisor, 2008-present, Classroom Reading Instruction , 2008

                  EDRG 5340 - Foundations of Literacy, 2008

                  EDRG 6340 - Foundations of Literacy, 2008


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Guoqin Ding,
                  Neal Carpenter,
                  Christina Sias,
                  Lisa Brown,
                  David Lee,
                  Nannette Watson, School of Teacher Education & Leadership 2016
                  Christy Bloomquist, 2016
                  Danell Mieure, 2014
                  Julie Holt, 2014
                  Mark Potter, July 2011
                  Brooke Henrikesen, School of Teacher Education & LeadershipMay 2011