Sharon Matthews
Clinical Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 203 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
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Hodges, T.S., & Matthews, S.D. (2017). Picture books aren't just for kids! Modeling text structures through nonfiction mentor books. Voices from the Middle, 24(4), 74-79.
Research Presentations
Hodges, T. S., McTigue, E. M., Matthews, S. D., & Weber, N. D. (2017, April). Solutions for effective writing: Developing pre-service teachers' beliefs about writing through teacher preparation programs. In T. S. Hodges, & E. M. McTigue (Chairs), Modeling scientific writing: Current problems and solutions for teaching writing to struggling students. Symposium conducted at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. (Paper).
Hodges, T.S., & Matthews, S.D. (2017, April). Effectiveness of writing instructional practices: A case study approach to evaluating how teacher educators influence preservice teachers. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas. (Paper)
*Guo, D., *Zhang, S., Matthews, S.D. (2017, February). Making an international reading tutor: Using discourse analysis to examine the shifting roles of doctoral students. Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX (Paper).
*Franks, A.D., & Matthews, S.D. (2017, February). Textbook selection: Creating a textbook analysis tool. Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX (Paper).
Hodges, T.S., & Matthews, S.D. (2016, December). Making a writing teacher: Using case studies to evaluate effective teacher educators. Literacy Research Association Conference, Nashville, TN (Paper).
Matthews, S.D., Meister, S.*, & Franks, A.D.* (2016, November). Storying femaleness: The complexity of book selection for pre-adolescent girls. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC (Paper).
Hodges, T.S., & Matthews, S.D. (2016, February). Analyzing the influence of university instructors' beliefs about writing. Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Paper).
* work co-authored with doctoral students
Research Interests
Disciplinary Literacy
Reader motivation
Writing-to-learn pedagogies
College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Invited Presentations
Matthews, S.D., & Byrns, G.E. (2016, July). Using frame routines to enhance comprehension and text analysis. South Texas ISD BETA Camp, Texas A&M University.
Byrns, G.E., & Matthews, S.D. (2016, July). Strategy to enhance vocabulary development for students in secondary classrooms. South Texas ISD Beta Camp, Texas A&M University.
Hammer, J., & Matthews, S.D. (2016, June). Integrating social studies content with literacy skills: Egyptian social structures. ExpLORE Camp, Texas A&M University.
Cantrell, E. & Matthews, S.D. (2014, October). The importance of reading. Bryan High School Freshman Class. Bryan, Texas.
Publications (Technical and Community)
Bryan, K.C., & Matthews, S.D. (April, 2016). Becoming a more literate Texas: A brief analysis of Senate Bills 925 & 935. Texas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Recipient: 2017 College of Education and Human Development Transforming Lives Faculty Fellow
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