Linda Kucan
Faculty

Presentations

Cho, B.-Y., Kucan, L., Rainey, E., & Han, H. (April 2019). Entering history through multisource text inquiry: A study of urban middle school students learning from multiple digital sources in history. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.
Kucan, L., & Cho, B.-Y. (November 2018). Contextualizing a historical event in culturally relevant ways. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Palm Springs, CA.
Kucan, L. (December 2018). Supporting doctoral student writers: Engaging with a panel of accomplished LRA mentors. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Palm Springs, CA.
Cho, B.-Y., Rainey, E., Kucan, L., & Han, H. (June 2018). Multisource text inquiries in history: A study of middle school learners using an online repository of historical sources. In Learning in multisource digital-text environments: Perspectives on cognition, literacy, and education, symposium presented at 6th International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
Palincsar, A. S., Kucan, L., Firzgerald, M., & Baker Marcum, M. (May 2018). Applying a disciplinary lens to project-based learning curriculum and instruction in the elementary grades. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Han, H., Cho, B.-Y., & Kucan, L. (December 2017) Checking History.com just isn't enough for history learning: Middle school students' source identification and use on the Internet. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Assocaiton, Tampa, FL>
Fitzgerald, M., Palincsar, A. S., Baker Marcum, M., & Kucan. (December 2017). Project-based learning in science to promote multiple literacies in the elementary grades. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Tampa, FL.
Palinscar, L., Kucan, L., Baker Marcum, M., & Fitzgerald, M. (April 2017). Approaches for using texts to advance literacy and science learning. In Integrating literacy and science to promote equitable opportunities for project-based learning, symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association , San Antonio, TX.
Kucan, L., & Rimbey, M. (December 2016). Implementation of a cross-content area vocabulary intervention in an urban middle school. Paper presentation at annual meeting of Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN.
Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (November 2016). Text Analysis: Critical component of specialized knowledge for comprehension instruction. Roundtable presentation at annual conference of Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN.

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (October 2013). Comprehension instruction through text-based discussion: Addressing the Common Core State Standards for close reading and synthesizing evidence.

Oct 2013

Professional development sessions and webinar for Delaware Department of Education.

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (May 2012). Supporting Specialized Knowledge Building for Teaching Reading Comprehension. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL.

May 2012
2012

Kucan, L. (June 2012). Building teachers' specialized knowledge for teaching reading comprehension. Boston University Summer Literacy Institute, Boston, MA.

2012

Kucan, L., & Strop, J. (June 2012). Comprehension through discussion. University of Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium, Madison, WI.

Kucan, L., Palincsar, A. S., Deltoro, V., Rimbey, M., & Busse, T. (December 2011) An Investigation of Teachers' Representations of Comprehension Instruction and Assessment. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association. Jacksonville, FL.

Dec 2011

Palincsar, A. S., & Kucan, L. (2011). Learning to support student thinking in the context of text-based discussion. In Teacher candidates learning to anticipate, elicit, interpret, and facilitate student thinking: High-leverage practices for teaching.

2011
Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Heisey, N., Kucan, L., Palincsar, A., & Rimbey, M. (2010). Text analysis: A critical component of specialized content knowledge for comprehension instruction.

Dec 2010
Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (2010) Assessing specialized knowledge for text-based discussion: Multiple methods and measures. t

Dec 2010
Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Kucan, L., Palincsar, A. S., DeFrance, N., & Hapgood, S. (2010)An iterative design of teacher change

Dec 2010
Paper presented as part of a symposium, Enhancing reading comprehension instruction among teacher educators: A collaborative project across universities. At the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (2010) Using design-based research to improve materials, specific to reading comprehension instruction, for teacher educators. Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference. Washington,DC

Jun 2010

Kucan, L. Learning vocabulary with Martha. In Martha Speaks: How a dog, a book, and a television program can impact oral vocabulary development. International Reading Association.

May 2010

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. Text-based discussion: The case of reading. In Cross-disciplinary investigations of the preparation of teachers to enact discussion: Exploring a theoretical frame. American Educational Research Association.

May 2010

Kucan, L., & Scott, S. Designing teacher education: Modules and models. National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research

Feb 2010

Scott, S., & Kucan, L. Using innovative video technology to transform the preparation of literacy teachers. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Feb 2010

Brydon, M., & Kucan, L. An analysis of suggested instructional approaches for science selections in fifth grade basal reading programs. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

2009

Kucan,L., & Palincsar, A. S. Designing teacher education curricula to support the development of high-leverage practices in comprehension instruction. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

2009

Hapgood, S., Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (2007) Examining the Comprehension and Learning from Text Survey (CoLTS). In Investigating the knowledge of reading needed to teach elementary students to read. Symposium presented at AERA, Toronto, Canada.

2008

Kucan, L. Poetic informational texts in contemporary children's literature: An investigation of literary and linguistic features. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

2008

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (December 2007). Locating struggling readers in a reconfigured landscape: A conceptual review. Preconvention institute presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

2008

Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. S. (December 2006). The theoretical and empirical rationale for the design of the comprehension and learning from text survey (CoLTS) and the video viewing task.

Dec 2006
Part of a symposium presented at the National Reading Conference in Los Angeles: The design and validation of measures of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching informational text comprehension.

Hapgood, S., Kucan, L., & Palincsar, A. (December 2006). Examining pedagogical content knowledge for reading comprehension instruction.

2006
Part of a symposium presented at the National Reading Conference in Los Angeles: The design and validation of measures of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching informational text comprehension.

Palincsar, A., Kucan, L., Khasnabis, D., Change, C. (December 2006). Examining pedagogical content knowledge for reading comprehension instructino: Initial results from a video viewing task.

2006
Part of a symposium presented at the National Reading Conference in Los Angeles: The design and validation of measures of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching informational text comprehension.

Kucan, L. (December 2005). Assessing reading fluency and concomitant ablities in second, third, and fourth grade students. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

Dec 2005

Kucan, L. (December 2005). Mediating teachers' learning about discussion and comprehension thruogh transcript analysis. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference. Miami, FL.

Dec 2005

L. Kucan. (July 2005). Vocabulary development for nonfiction reading and writing. Paper presented at the National Geographic Literacy Conference. Washington, DC

Jul 2005
Linda Kucan

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
5113 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7348
lkucan@pitt.edu