LRA Scholarship Recipients Announced!
The Sara. B. McCraw Literacy Fund is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 LRA Graduate Student Travel Grant competition.
Lisa Hawkins, Michigan State University
Purposeful talk: The use of primary-grade writing conference genres across the writing process
Advisor: Dr. Janine Certo (Michigan State University)
Meredith Labadie, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Re-reading, re-writing, and re-imagining texts: Critical literacy practices in an early childhood classroom
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Rogers (University of Missouri - St. Louis)
Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University
Integration of literacy and social studies in second-grade: An observational study
Advisors: Dr. Nell Duke (University of Michigan); Dr. Anne-Lise Halvorsen (Michigan State University)
About the LRA Travel Grant
The LRA Graduate Student Travel Grant is intended to offset the cost of presenting original, early literacy research at the annual conference. The grants may be used for travel-related expenses associated with the LRA Conference (airfare, hotel, meals, parking, transfers, rental car) and for conference registration fees.
Applicants must be doctoral students in good standing and have received confirmation from LRA that their conference proposals were accepted for the conference. Applicants must also be the sole or first author on their conference presentations. The applicant’s research must focus on some aspect of early literacy teaching and learning in school or community contexts.
Grants are awarded competitively based on the significance of the research, the clarity of the proposal and the potential of the research to influence early literacy teaching and learning.
About Sara B. McCraw
Sara was an active member of the graduate student community within LRA since beginning her doctoral work at the University of Delaware. She had just begun her career at ECU in 2011 and was well on her way to building a national reputation in the field of writing research when she lost her battle with cancer, in 2012. Read more about her background here.