Email Address
Hudson 109I
Office Hours
12:00-1:30 PM

Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University
Master of Arts, the Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science, Bucknell University

ED 2120
ED 5710

Research interests
Community-Based Literacy
Multimodal Literacy
Informational text
Visual literacy

Memberships and Professional Associations
Literacy Research Association Area 5 Chair
Mid-Hudson Reading Council Vice President of Programming


  • Norman, R.R. (2020). Engaging boys in literacy and elementary school. Michigan Reading Journal, 52(2), 49-54.
  • Equity in access? The number of the books available in grades 1, 3, and 5 classroom libraries
    Rebecca Norman, T.S. Hodges, K.L. Wright, K.L. Roberts, J. Coleman
    Learning Environments Research, October 2019, v22, n3, p427-441
  • Engaging learners in multimodal meaning making to inspire writing
    Rebecca Norman, J. Bixler
    Michigan Reading Journal, Spring 2018, v50, n3, p. 30-39
  • If you’re writing about animals, don’t talk about lollipops: children’s views on writing informational text
    Rebecca Norman, K.L. Roberts
    Journal of the New England Reading Association, 2017, v52, n2, p1-10
  • Don't forget the pictures: using graphical devices to learn about space
    Rebecca Norman, Meghan E. Bauer, Jennifer J. Benfer
    Michigan Reading Journal, 2016, v49, n1, p18-32
  • Third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students' perceptions of practices of strong readers of informational text
    Rebecca Norman, K.L. Roberts
    Journal of the New England Reading Association, 2015, v50, n2, p14-24
  • Diagrams, timelines, and tables, oh, my! Fostering graphical literacy
    Rebecca Norman, Kathryn L. Roberts, Nell K. Duke, Paul Morsink, Nicole M. Martin, Jennifer A. Knight
    The Reading Teacher, v67, n1, September 2013, p12-24
  • Beyond concepts of print: development of concepts of graphics in text, PreK to grade 3
    Rebecca Norman, N.K. Duke, N.M. Martin, J.A.  Knight, K.L. Roberts, P.M. M orsink, & S.L. Calkins
    Research in the Teaching of English, v48, n2, November 2013, p175-203. 
  • Not just pretty pictures
    Rebecca Norman, Kathryn L. Roberts
    Educational Leadership, v71, n3, November 2013, p62-66
  • Evaluating texts for graphical literacy instruction
    Rebecca Norman, Kathryn L. Roberts, Kristy Bruger
    The Reading Teacher, v68, n4, 2014, p312-318
  • Practicing what we preach:relationships between third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade teachers’ beliefs and practices related to genre
    Rebecca Norman, Kathryn L. Roberts
    Michigan Reading Journal, v47, n1, 2014,p6-13
  • Relationship between graphical device comprehension and overall text comprehension for third-grade children
    Rebecca Norman, Kathryn L. Roberts, Jaime Cocco
    Reading Psychology, v36, n5, 2015, p389-420
  • Getting the bigger picture: children's utilization of graphics and text
    Rebecca Norman, Kathryn L. Roberts
    Journal of Visual Literacy, v34, n1, 2015, p35-55

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