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Janelle D. Bouknight

Janelle Bouknight

Janelle D. Bouknight
Assistant Professor
Phone: (361) 570-4371

Education

PH.D. Literacy education at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2015)

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1996)

B.A. History; minor in secondary education at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1993)

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development, University of Houston-Victoria, 2018

Grants

Dollar General Literacy Grant (2016)

Publications

Bouknight, J.D., Barnhill, A. and Mubeen, N. (In progress). Acculturation patterns of Muslims in America.

Bouknight, J.D. (in progress). The nuts and bolts of phonological awareness.

Bouknight, J.D. and Vafa, S. (In progress). Motivation and cross-curricular assignments in higher education.

Bouknight, J.D. (2017, Summer). What I wish I had known about teaching reading. Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Journal, Summer 2017.

Bouknight, J.D. (2017, February). Reading vocabulary: ghastly mix-ups. Conference proceedings of National Social Science Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Bouknight, J. D. (2016, October). Weaving inquiry and critical thinking into historical fiction texts. Professional development presentation at Keystone State Reading Association, Silver Springs, PA.

Bouknight, J. (2016, December) Getting more from phonemic awareness instruction. Professional development presentation at Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

Bouknight, J.D. (2016, December) Historical fiction and higher order thinking…natural partners. Professional development presentation at Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

Licensure & Credentials

Certified to teach grades K-6; grades 7-12 history, geography, political science, economics, government; reading specialist

Conference Presentations

Bouknight, J.D. and McCuiston, K. (2018, November).  Looking at immigrants in adolescent literature.  Panel presentation at National Council for Teachers of English in Houston, Texas.

Barnhill, A. and Bouknight, J.D. (2018, November). Bringing books to children through bookmobiles.  Professional development presentation at American Association of Teaching and Curriculum in Dallas, TX. 

Barnhill, A. and Bouknight J.D. (2018, September). Lessons learned from running a bookmobile. Professional development presentation at National Center for Families Learning Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Barhnill, A. and Bouknight J.D.  (2017, October).  If we bring it, will they read?  Professional development presentation at American Association of Teaching and Curriculum in Denver, CO.

Bouknight, J.D. and McCuiston, K.A.  (2017, February).  Teaching tier 2 vocabulary.  Professional development presentation at South Carolina- International Reading Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Bouknight, J.D. (2017, February).  Language experience and tier 2 vocabulary…natural partners.  Professional development presentation at Texas Association of Literacy Educators Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.

Bouknight, J.D. (2016, December).  Historical fiction and higher level thinking.  Professional development presentation at Tennessee Reading Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

Bouknight, J.D. (2016, October).  Weaving inquiry and critical thinking into historical fiction texts.  Professional development presentation at Keystone State Reading Conference, Seven Springs, PA.

Jordan, J.J., Bouknight, J.D., Broemmel, A.H. (2015, July). Nonfiction texts and questioning in the era of Common Core state standards.  Panel presentation at International Literacy Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Bouknight, J.D. (2014, January).  Inquiring minds want to know:  Integrating inquiry into reading instruction.  Professional development presentation at Smoky Mountain Reading Council, Knoxville, TN.

Jordan, J.J. and Bouknight, J.D. (2013, December).  Are you talking to me?  Effective questioning and feedback strategies.  Professional development presentation at Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

Bouknight, J.D. and Jordan, J.J. (2013, March).  Getting more bang for your buck:  Teaching      economic concepts and literacy skills together.  Professional development presentation at Tennessee Council for the Social Studies, Franklin, TN. 

Bouknight, J.D. and Jordan, J.J. (2013, March).  Kids play:  Using yarn, play-doh, and Matchbox cars to teach economic concepts to high school students.  Professional development presentation at Tennessee Council for the Social Studies, Franklin, TN.

Bouknight, J.D. (2013, February). Its elementary, my dear Watson!  Using think alouds and    picture books to help struggling middle school students. Professional development presentation at South Carolina International Reading Association, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Hendricks,D., McElroy, G., Niles, C., and Bouknight, J. (2012, March).  Everything I need to know, I learned in kindergarten. Professional development presentation at Tennessee Council for the Social Studies, Knoxville, TN.

Bouknight, J.D. (2012, February). Instructional strategies that increase higher order thinking skills for middle school and secondary students. Professional development presentation at the Smoky Mountain Reading Council, Knoxville, TN.