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Carrie Symons

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Michigan
 312 Erickson
 517-355-1714
Carrie’s teaching and research focuses on elementary literacy instruction, reading comprehension, preservice and in-service teacher learning, and emergent bilinguals’ language development across the content areas. With a commitment to ensuring emergent bilinguals have access to instructional contexts that will advance their literacy development and promote the sustenance of their cultural and linguistic heritages, Carrie prioritizes the building of long-term, mutualistic research-practice partnerships. Through learning and working with teachers, she investigates how teachers support students’ use of oral and written language to construct meaning with text for the purpose of developing instructional practices that facilitate emergent bilinguals’ literacy and language development.

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