I also write scholarly articles from time to time, some of which are listed here.
Students’ Writing Can Be Better: Encouragement and Time to Pursue Self Leads to Engagement and Better Writing, Resulting in Possible Increased Writing Levels Nationally
Journal of Literacy Innovation, vol. 1, no. 1, 2016, pp. 50-59
"JLI’s inaugural issue concludes with Christina Kennison’s excellent article, “Students’ Writing Can Be Better: Encouragement and Time to Pursue Self Leads to Engagement and Better Writing, Resulting in Possible Increased Writing Levels Nationally.”
This piece skillfully combines “big-picture” data insights about American students’ writing development (as well as the longterm implications of their writing struggles) with specific activities teachers can use to help students enhance their writing skills in authentic ways."
— Sean Ruday, Ph.D.
Editor of the Journal of Literacy Innovation
Assistant Professor of English Education at Longwood University
Analysis of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The full length analysis of Christina Francine is available here.
It takes an insightful author and illustrator to make a great picture book, and sometimes they are the same person. If they are, they’re exceptional. Beatrix Potter is one such artist. Most people know her for The Tale of Peter Rabbit, but she’s constructed other books for children just as great. She’s written twenty other books that demonstrate her skill. She launched her career in 1902 whit her first children’s book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Her work continues to hold value on library, bookstore, and children’s bookshelves all over the world. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse is one example. The story is quaint, and reveals her insightfulness in creating work young children will enjoy, although experts on the subject of picture books, Schwarcz and Schwarcz, say “a good picture book [should] embody one or more of the following aspects: entertainment value, meaningful human interest, societal significance, and aesthetic appeal” (11-13), and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse embody all four.
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