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Katherine Schlick Noe, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Literacy
College of Education
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5768

 

Academic Degrees
1985 University of Washington, Ph.D., Reading/Language Arts
1981 University of Washington, M.Ed., Developmental Reading
1975 University of Washington, B.A., English

Dissertation
Metacognitive Awareness in Job-Related Reading
Timothy C. Standal, Ph.D., Chairperson

Teaching Experience
1986-present Seattle University College of Education; Professor and Director of Literacy since 2005.
1984-86 University of Washington College of Education; Teaching Associate (part-time), elementary and secondary reading education.
1983-84 University of Washington College of Education; Teaching Assistant; secondary reading education.
1983 University of Washington College of Education; Pre-Doctoral Teaching Associate; The Teaching of Reading, elementary reading methods course.
1979-82 University of Washington; Teaching Assistant; secondary social studies and language arts methods courses, field work supervision.
1975-77 Zillah High School, Washington; English/reading teacher.

Publications (since 1999)
Schlick Noe, K. (2012, December 12). "Finding my way": Teaching with themed literature units.
Schlick Noe, K. (2012, July 4). Taking a stand for freedom.
Schlick Noe, K. (2012, June 18). Memorable author visits: Tips from teachers, librarians, and writers.
Schlick Noe, K. (2011). Something to hold. New York: Clarion Books.
Schlick Noe, K. (2011, October 26). Bad decisions make for good stories.
Schlick Noe, K. (2011, August 5). Revision: Churning spilled milk into ice cream.
Schlick Noe, K. 2011, May 11). The reader at the corner of middle grade and young adult.
Schlick Noe, K.L. (2008). Literature discussion circles. In M. Moustafa. Exceeding the standards: A strategic approach for linking state standards and best practices in reading & writing instruction. New York: Scholastic, 126-131.
Hill, B.C., Schlick Noe, K.L., & King, J.A. (2003). Literature circles in middle school: One teacher’s journey. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
Hill, B.C., Schlick Noe, K. L., & Johnson, N.J. (2001). Literature circles resource guide. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
Schlick Noe, K.L. & Johnson, N.J. (1999). Getting started with literature circles. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
Schlick Noe, K.L. (1999-2011). Literature Circles Resource Center website.

Juried Presentations (since 2001)
2011 "Living in the World With Hope: Reading, Teaching, Writing, and Living Historical Fiction," National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.
2011 "Group Blogging: Strategies for Success" KidLitosphere Conference, Seattle, Washington.
2008 "Twenty-Five years of Literature Circles: What's Next?" National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, November, San Antonio, Texas.
2006 "Renewing Our Spirits: The Role of Poetry in Sustaining Teachers' Lives," National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, November, Nashville, Tennessee.
2006 "Literature Circles in Middle School: Changing the World One Conversation at a Time," International Reading Association Annual Convention, May, Chicago, Illinois.
2005 "Literature Circles in Middle School: Living in This World With Hope," International Reading Association, May, San Antonio, Texas.
2004
“Literature Circles in Middle School,” International Reading Association Annual Convention, May, Reno, Nevada.
2003 “Literature Circles in Middle School: Finding My Voice & Speaking Out,” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, November, San Francisco, California.
2003 “Literature Circles in Middle School: Finding My Voice, Speaking Out,” International Reading Association Annual Convention, May, Orlando, Florida.
2003 “Literature Circles in Middle School: Finding My Voice to Speak Out,” International Reading Association Far West Regional Conference, March, Portland, Oregon
2002 “Literature Circles: Teaching for Social Justice in Middle School and High School,” International Reading Association Annual Convention, May, San Francisco, California.
2002 “Literature Circles with Non-Fiction: Inquiry that Renews Learning,” National Council of Teachers of English Convention, March, Portland, Oregon.
2001 "Literature Circles with Non-Fiction," International Reading Association Annual Convention, May, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Invited Presentations (since 2001)
2010 "Turning Spilled Milk into Ice Cream: Making Revision Work for You," featured presentation, Washington Organization for Reading Development Conference, October, Redmond, Washington.
2010 "Turning Spilled Milk into Ice Cream: Making Revision Work for You," Puget Sound Writing Project Conference, March, Bonney Lake, Washington.
2006 "Living in This World With Hope," keynote presentation, Association for the Advancement of International Education Conference, July, Seattle, Washington.
2006 "Keeping Our Heads: Navigating U.S. Literacy Politics," Association for the Advancement of International Education Conference, July, Seattle, Washington.
2006 "Literature Circles: Changing the World One Conversation at a Time," Washington Organization for Reading Development, March, Richland, Washington.
2006 "Literature Circles: Building Better Book Clubs K-12," Heinemann Institute, January, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2005 "Literature Circles: Building Better Book Clubs K-12," Heinemann Institute, January, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2003
“Literature Circles in Primary Grades” and “Themed Literature Units,” Utah Council of the International Reading Association, November, Salt Lake City.
2002 “Literature Circles: Windows into Other Worlds,” California Reading Association Convention, November, Sacramento.
2002 " Living in This World With Hope,” California Reading Association Convention, November, Sacramento.
2002 “Literature Circles, Grades K-8,” Catholic Educators Conference, Archdiocese of Seattle, September, Seattle, Washington.
2002 “Literature Circles Professional Study,” North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, January, Raleigh.
2001 “Adapting Literature Circles for Non-Fiction: Grades 4-8,” Washington Organization for Reading Development, October, Shoreline, Washington.
2001 "Getting Started with Literature Circles," Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District, March, Michigan.

Professional and Academic Association Memberships
2007-present Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
1986-present Washington Organization for Reading Development; advocacy chair, 2000-2004; conference program committee, 1998-1999; student membership co-chair, 1996-2000; research conference program chair, 1993; research conference program committee 1986-88; 1990-1993
1986-2010 Seattle Reading Council; board member, 1995-2009; board president 2009-2010
1980-present National Council of Teachers of English
1975-present International Reading Association

Awards
2012 Washington State Book Award, middle grade/young adult for Something to Hold
2012 Something to Hold, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council


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