Title

Professor

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Office: 135 TLRB
Department:
COMD
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Teaching Interests

Language acquisition and language disorders in children

Literacy instruction

Research Interests

Effectiveness of language and literacy instruction and intervention in preschool and school-aged children

Awards

Selected to be an Affiliate

BYU\'s Women\'s Research Institute

2008

Mecapal Award

Rose Education Foundation

2004

Outstanding Merit

Partners of Americas

1996

Scholarship Award

BYU Faculty Women\'s Association

2007

Fellow

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

1998

Selected Publications

Examining the impacts of systematic and engaging early literacy (SEEL): Attention to teacher practices and classroom effects across the kindergarten year (2016)

Authors: Bingham, Gary; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra Maria; Culatta, Barbara

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 30

Issue: 4

Telling Tales: Personal Narratives and Life Stories (2016)

Authors: Westby, Carol; Culatta, Barbara

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 47

Building emergent comprehension through the use of informational texts (2015)

Authors: Hall-Kenyon, Kendra Maria; Culatta, Barbara; Duke, Nell

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Paul H. Brookes

City: Baltimore, MD

Country: USA

Editors: A. DeBruin-Parecki, S. Gear, & A. van Kleeck

Informational discourse: Teaching the main course of schooling (2014)

Authors: Westby, Carol; Culatta, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra Maria

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Pro-Ed

City: Austin, TX

Country: USA

Editors: Teresa Ukrainetz

Learning and Improving Together: Collaborative Professional Development (2012)

Authors: Wilkinson, John Charles; Culatta, Barbara

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Plural Publishing

City: San Diego, CA

Country: USA

Page Numbers: 415-442

Editors: Barbara Culatta, Kendra Hall-Kenyon, Sharon Black

Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy (2012)

Authors: Culatta, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra Maria; Black, Sharon Jean

Publication Type: Book, Edited

Publisher: Plural Publishing

City: San Diego, CA

Country: USA

Page Numbers: 476

Classroom-Based Supplemental Literacy Instruction: Influencing the Beliefs and Practices of Classroom Teachers (2010)

Authors: Korth, Byran Baird; Sharp, A.; Culatta, Barbara

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 31

Page Numbers: 113-127

Abstract: click to view

This study investigated the influence of direct modeling of a supplemental classroom program on the early literacy beliefs and instructional practices of Head Start teachers. Developed for use by speech language pathologists (SLPs), Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction (SEEL) was not undertaken with an explicit professional development goal. However, the potential significance of the methodology to professional development became apparent as instruction progressed. It was implemented by having teachers collaborate with ?push-in? instructors (SLPs) who conducted supplemental literacy activities in the classrooms. Data were collected by interviewing Head Start teachers at the end of each year of SEEL participation and again two years later. Transcripts were reviewed for relevant themes. Results demonstrate that teachers? early literacy understanding and instructional practices were influenced by exposure to classroom implementation of SEEL. These teachers expressed an understanding of key strategies used by the program and compared the performance of their afternoon classes, which received SEEL, to their morning classes, which did not participate. Implications are discussed regarding the modeling of supplemental classroom intervention programs as methods of professional development for classroom teachers.