School of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Karen Kindle

Karen Kindle
Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education, School of Education
UED Delzell Education Center 218D
Phone: 605-677-5805
Teaching Interests:
Literacy, ELL
Research Interests:
Vocabulary development, early literacy development, teacher education
Education:
  • EDD, Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy and Language Arts, University of Houston, 2008
  • Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction/Reading, University of Houston-Victoria, 2005
  • Bachelor of Music, Music History, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1978
Grants:
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2013)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2012 - 2012)
Publications:
  • Tisher, K., Kindle, K., (2014), Embracing E-readers, The Missouri Reader, vol. 38, iss. 1, pp. 14-18.
  • Kindle, K., (2013), Interactive Reading in Preschool: Improving Practice ThroughProfessional Development , Reading Improvement, vol. 50, iss. 4, pp. 175-188.
  • Kindle, K., Schmidt, C. M., (2013), Developing pre-service teachers: A self-study in instructor scaffolding, Reading Improvement, vol. 50, iss. 3, pp. 83-100.
  • Kindle, K., (2013), Through the Looking Glass, Reading Exploration and Discovery, vol. 32, iss. 1, pp. 23-29.
  • Rohs, J., Vartuli, S., Kindle, K., Teacher Preparation with CLASS: Measuring Candidates' Across Grade Levels, Current Issues and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education.
  • Schmidt, C. M., Kindle, K., DeGraff, T., Dialogic Inquiry Groups, Guilford.
  • Kindle, K., (2012), Vocabulary Development during Read-alouds: Primary Practices, Pearson, iss. 5th, pp. 101-113.
  • Crump, S. L., Kindle, K., (2011), From famine to feast: Enriching reading instruction in secondary classrooms, The Missouri Reader, vol. 35, iss. 2, pp. 32-37.
  • Kindle, K., Schmidt, C. M., (2011), Outside in and inside out: Using a case study to develop teacher dispositions and identity, Teacher Education Quarterly, vol. 3, iss. 3, pp. 133-49.
  • Kindle, K., (2011), Same book, different experience: A comparison of shared reading in preschool classrooms, Journal of Literacy and Literacy Education, vol. 7, iss. 1, pp. 13-34.
  • Kindle, K., (2011), Using Read-alouds to Teach Vocabulary: Research based strategies and model lessons for using fiction and non-fiction books to build children's vocaublary and improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills, Scholastic.
  • Kindle, K., (2010), Teaching vocabulary during read-alouds: Examining the instructional sequence, Literacy Teaching & Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing , vol. 14, pp. 65-88.
  • Kindle, K., (2009), Expecting the AHA Moment, Jossey-Bass, pp. 7-10.
  • Kindle, K., (2009), Vocabulary Development during Read-alouds: Primary Practices, The Reading Teacher, vol. 63, iss. 3, pp. 202-211.
  • Kindle, K., (2009), Review of the book Synchronizing Success: A Practical Guide to Creating a Comprehensive Literacy System, Education REview.
  • Kindle, K., (2009), Changing perceptions of struggling readers, Academic Exchange Quarterly, vol. 13, iss. 1, pp. 42-48.
  • Kindle, K., (2008), Teaching vocabulary in the K-2 classroom: Easy strategies for infusing vocabulary learning into morning meetings, centers, and more, Scholastic.
  • Kindle, K., (2008), Review of the book Exceeding the Standards, Education Review.
  • Kindle, K., (2007), Half-full or Half-empty: Perspective Impacts the Classroom, Reading Matters, vol. 8, pp. 24-26.
  • Kindle, K., (2007), Review of the book Interventions for Reading Success, Education Review.
  • Kindle, K., (2007), Review of the book Reading Assessment and Instruction for All Learners, Education Review.
  • Kindle, K., (2006), Vocabulary development in the content area: Help for struggling readers, Texas Reading Report, vol. 34, iss. 1.
Awards and Honors:
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, 2014
  • School of Education Faculty Excellence Award in Research Nominee, 2014
  • CTL Course Redesign Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Houston-Victoria, 2005
Presentations:
  • Kindle, K., Gapp, S. Becoming a reading teacher: Changes in self-efficacy during teacher preparation. Presented at the Literacy Research Association, Florida.
  • Kindle, K. (2013, December). Common Core 101. Presented at the SOE Professional Day, Delzell Education Center.
  • Kindle, K., Liang, Y. (2013, November). In their shoes: Building teacher candidates' empathy and understanding of ELLs.. Presented at the ALER Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Kindle, K. (2013, October). So many words, so little time.
  • Kindle, K., Gapp, S. (2013, April). USD Reading Council. Presented at the Rotary Club of Vermillion, Vermillion, SD.
  • Kindle, K. (2012, November). Promosing Practices in Literacy Teacher Education: Researchers of Literacy Education link Research to Practice. Presented at the LRA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Kindle, K., Gapp, S. (2012, November). Program Evolution: Responding to Changing Professional Standards. Presented at the ALER Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Schmidt, C. M., Kindle, K., DeGraff, T. (2011, December). Learning to teach in urban schools: Expanding our understanding of research and practice through a university-school partnership. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Kindle, K. (2011, December). Shared reading in preschool: Improving practice through professional development. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Kindle, K., Schmidt, C. M. (2010, December). Developing teacher identity in preservice teachers: A self-study of teacher scaffolding. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • Kindle, K., Schmidt, C. M. (2010, December). Promising practices in teacher education. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • Kindle, K., Schmidt, C. M. (2010, May). Reading our readers: Using case studies to develop pre-service teacher expertise in urban settings. Presented at the AERA Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Kindle, K., Schmidt, C. M. (2009, December). Dialogic inquiry groups: Looking deeper at struggling readers. Presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Kindle, K. (2009, December). Portraits of practice: Selection of words for instruction during read-alouds. Presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Parsons, D., Kindle, K. (2008, January). Taking a stance on literature. Presented at the TCTELA Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Kindle, K. (2007, November). School talk: Learning the language of literacy. Presented at the NCTE Annual Convention, New York, NY.
  • Kindle, K. (2007, November). Cultivating vocabulary: Sowing the seeds of word knowledge. Presented at the 34th Plains Regional Conference, Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Kindle, K. (2007, October). Vocabulary Safari. Presented at the 33rd Plains Regional Conference, Omaha, NE.
  • Kindle, K. (2007, May). Vocabulary infusion: INcreasing word knowledge in daily routines. Presented at the IRA 52nd Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Kindle, K. (2006, November). Vocabulary infusion: Increasing word knowledge through daily routines. Presented at the Texas State Reading Association Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.
  • Hutchison, L., Kindle, K. (2006, February). Decades of Literacy: A Look at the History of Reading Instruction. Presented at the 4th Annual Literacy Conference, Victoria, Texas.
  • Kindle, K. (2006, February). Vocabulary development in the content areas: Strategies for struggling readers. Presented at the 4th Annual Literacy Conference, Victoria, TX.
  • Kindle, K. (2005, February). Finding the Main IdeaL Understanding Non-fiction. Presented at the Literacy Across the Content Areas Conference, victoria, Texas.