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Lisa Patrick

Marie Clay Endowed Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning

Program Areas:

  • Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood Education

(614) 292-0711
patrick.185@osu.edu

Personal Website

Biography

Lisa Patrick is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, where she specializes in early literacy and children’s literature. She also works as a trainer for two literacy projects housed in the Department of Teaching and Learning: Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.

Patrick has taught literacy and literature courses at The Ohio State University at Marion, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Ashland University, where she was awarded the status of Professional Fellow in 2013.

Patrick serves on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children committee. She served on the U.S. Hans Christian Andersen 2018 Award Jury. She is a board member of the Reading Recovery Council of North America. She serves as the advisor to OSU’s Student Global Health Initiative Club.

Patrick has been invited to present Keynote Addresses at the 2019 Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Institute, the 2017 South-Western City School District Basic Schools Conference, and the 2015 Bloomsburg University Literacy Institute. She is an active member of the Reading Recovery Council of North America, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the United States Board on Books for Young People.

Education

  • PhD, Education, Literature for Children and Young Adults, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • MA, Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley University, 1991
  • BA, Education, Elementary Education, Western Washington University, 1988

Research Summary

Patrick’s research interests are situated in the field of literacy education. Her primary research questions reside at the intersection of early literacy and children’s literature. She studies how instructional practices impact the development of transactional relationships between readers and texts. Through her research, she seeks to connect teachers’ ideologies, theories and practices.

Found poetry is also a significant focus of Patrick’s research. Her interest in found poetry as a pedagogical tool began while teaching children’s and young adult literature classes as a graduate teaching associate in OSU’s doctoral program, which led to her doctoral dissertation on found poetry as a pedagogical tool. She continues to study the art of found poetry, presenting on the poetic form at national, state, and local conferences. 

Selected Presentations

  • Session Presenter: “Best New Books for Grades 3-6” and “Reinventing Author/Illustrator Studies,” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2019
  • Preconference Institute Co-Presenter with Mary Fried, Jennifer Layne and Kim Reynolds: “Problem Solving Together: Learning from Children Who Challenge Our Teaching,” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2019
  • Session Co-Presenter with Dr. Linda Parsons and Clara Mikita: “Literary Characters Give Voice to Homeless Students,” National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, 2018
  • Panel Presenter with the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children Committee: “NCTE 2018 Excellence in Children’s Poetry Notable Poetry and Verse Novels,” National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, 2018
  • Session Presenter: “Best New Books for Grades 3-6” and “Exploring Strategic Activity: Strengthening the Child’s Ability to Search for Information,” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2018
  • Preconference Institute Co-Presenter with Dr. James Schnug and Maryann McBride: “Is Your Child Accelerating During Roaming Around the Known?” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2018
  • Session Co-Presenter with Dr. Linda Parsons and Caitlin Murphy: “Interrupting Anti-Fat Discourse through Response to Literature,” National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, 2017
  • Panel Presenter with the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children Committee: “How Marilyn Nelson Helped us Discover Poetry,” National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, 2017
  • Session Co-Presenter with Dr. Linda Parsons: “Radical Reading: The Transforming Power of Global Picture Books to Support Children Who Face Death” United States Board on Books for Young People, 2017
  • Session Presenter: “Best New Books for Grades 3-6” and “An In-depth Study of Teaching for Strategic Activity” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2017
  • Panel Presenter with the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children Committee: “Poetry Advocates: Sharing Our Passion for Poetry,” National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, 2016
  • Session Presenter: “Top 40: The Best New Books for Grades 3-6” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2016
  • Theoretical Position Paper:Found Poetry: Creating Space for Imaginative Arts-Based Literacy Research Writing,” Literacy Research Association Conference, 2015.
  • Session Presenter: “Top 40: The Best New Books for Grades 3-6” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2015
  • Session Presenter:“Found Poetry: A Tool for Constructing Poetic & Transactional Literacies,” Literacy Research Association Conference, 2014
  • SessionCo-Presenter with Dr. Michele Castleman & Dr. Erin Reilly-Sanders: “Silenced Stories: Techniques for Teaching Teacher Candidates about Censorship,” National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, 2014
  • Session Presenter: “Top 40: Best New Books Grades 3-6” National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, 2014

Selected Publications

Book

  • Kiefer, B. Z., Tyson, C. A., Barger, B. P., Patrick, L., & Sanders, E.R. (in press). Charlotte Huck’s children’s literature: A brief guide (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Book Chapter

  • Patrick (Pinkerton), L. (2018). Interactive read-aloud: The bedrock of the literacy block. In P. L. Scharer (Ed.), Responsive literacy: A comprehensive framework (pp. 150-160). New York: Scholastic.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Patrick, L. (2016). Found poetry: Creating space for imaginative arts-based literacy research writing. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 65, 384-403.
  • Patrick. L. (2012). Creating communities of poetry readers. NUANCES: estudos sobre Educação/Studies on Education, 21(22), 106-127.
  • Davila, D., & Patrick, L. (2010, January). Asking the experts: What children have to say about their reading preferences. Language Arts, 87(3), 199-210.
  • Patrick, L. & Davila, D. (2010, January). What did you think of the book? Kids speak up. Language Arts, 87(3), 225-231.

Editor-Reviewed Articles

  • Patrick, L., & Henderson, L. (2018). From kissing to camping: 2017 notable verse novels. New England Reading Association Journal, 53(1).
  • Patrick, L., & Bandre', T. (2017, November). A profile of Marilyn Nelson, poet extraordinaire. Language Arts, 95(2), 94-98.
  • Hildebrand, K., Bandre', T., Colabucci, L., Henderson, L., Larios, J., Muller, L., & Patrick, L. (2017). The NCTE 2017 notable verse novel list. New England Reading Association Journal, 52(1), 46-57.
  • Patrick, L. (2007, May/June). Teaching grammar can be fun: An oxymoron? Adolescent Literacy in Perspective, 7-12.

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