Endrizzi, C. Klassen (June 2008). Becoming Teammates: Teachers and Families as Literacy Partners. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Klassen-Endrizzi, C. with K. Tarka. (Summer 2005). Honoring Parents’ Questions: Room 2A’s Family-Teacher Literacy Conversations. Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, 45(2),
Klassen-Endrizzi, C. (March 2004). We've Got to Talk: Redefining Our Work with Families. Language Arts, 81(4), 323-333.
Klassen-Endrizzi, C. (September 2000). Exploring Our Literacy Beliefs with Families. Language Arts, 78(6), 61-68.
Klassen-Endrizzi, C., & Ruiz, R. (1995). Constructing a Multicultural Orientation toward Learning. In C. Sleeter & J. Larkin (Eds.), Developing Multicultural Teacher Education Curriculum (pp. 105-115). Albany, New York: SUNY Press.
Klassen, C.R. (1993). Content area literature discussions: Exploring the "Color of Peace." In K.M. Pierce & C. Gilles (Eds.), Cycles of Meaning: Exploring the Potential of Talk in Learning Communities (pp. 236-259).Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Short, K.G., & Klassen, C.R. (1993). Literature Circles: Hearing Children's Voices. In B. Cullinan (Ed.), Children's Voices: Talk in the Classroom (pp. 48-58). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Klassen, C.R., & Short, K.G. (1992). Collaborative Research on Teacher Study Groups: Embracing the Complexities. In C.K. Kinzer & D.J. Leu (Eds.), 1992 National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp. 78-88).Chicago, IL: National Reading Conference.
Short, K.G. with Crawford, K., Kahn, L., Kaser, S., Klassen, C., & Sherman, P. (1992). Teacher Study Groups: Exploring Literacy Issues through Collaborative Dialogue. In C.K. Kinzer & D.J. Leu (Eds.), 1992 National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp. 245-255). Chicago, IL: National Reading Conference.
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Klassen Endrizzi, C. (2009). It’s About Time: Uncovering the Value of Students’ First Literacy Partners. Submitted for review to The Reading Teacher, International Reading Association.
Klassen Endrizzi, C. (2009). Family Literacy Gatherings: Dig into Writing. Lesson plan submitted to Readwritethink.org, August 2009. Revising to re-submit for Readwritethink.org Professional Development site.
Klassen Endrizzi, C. (June 2010). Families Matters: Building Connections Across Home and School Literacy Lives Through Family Stories. WOW Currents. www.WOWlit.org. Worlds of Words.
Research Grants and Inquiries (current listing)
2008-10 Family Message Journals, $340. Westminster College Drinko Center Faculty Research Award. Co-researchers –Pam Redfoot, Emileigh Drylie (student teacher – Fall 2009), Alicia Anderson, Anne DiDesiderio, Joanna Gay, Jennifer Muldowney, Tasha Pascarella, Alisa Tizio, Janet Whippo (Reading Specialist Graduate students – Spring 2010).
Conference presentation – Family Literacy Journals: Conversations that Connect Home and School Reading Lives, Co-presenter – Pam Redfoot.
Publication – Families Matter: Building Connections Across Home and School Literacy Lives Through Family Stories, Worlds of Words June 2010 blogs, WOW Currents, www.WOWlit.org
2008 Wild About Words, Family literacy night. Funded by Title I Program, Wilmington Area Schools, New Wilmington, PA. Spring semester 2008. Participants – Title I K-4th teachers, Wilmington Area Schools and 33 Education 303 Preservice teachers.
Preservice teacher researchers – Group of 6 Preservice teachers analyzed data, Fall 2008.
Publication – It’s About Time: Uncovering the Value of Students’ First Literacy Partners. Submitted for review to The Reading Teacher, International Reading Association, January 2009.
2004-05 Watto Faculty Research Award, $2000. Westminster College Faculty Development Committee award. Teacher writing group with 2 graduate students. Writing book for classroom teachers on building Home-School Partnerships entitled Becoming Teammates: Teachers and Families as Literacy Partners.
Publication – Submitted proposal to N.C.T.E., November 2006, accepted, contract signed February 2007, published June 2008.
2004 Talking About Science, $710. Westminster College Faculty Development Committee Research Fund. Wilmington Area Middle School, New Wilmington, PA. Co-researcher – George Endrizzi. Participants - 28 Westminster College Education 303 Preservice teachers.
Conference presentation – Keystone State Reading Association, October 2004. Talking about Science: Understanding our World Through Literature Circles. Co-presenter – George Endrizzi.
1999-2003 Read to Succeed, $125,000. Pennsylvania Department of Education literacy grant. Funded through Butler Area Schools, Petersville Elementary (pseudonym), Butler, PA. Co-researchers - Diana Duncan, Sherry Sabo, Mary K. Davis, Pat Fischer, Tamila Richmond.
Authored and implemented Family Literacy Gatherings – 6-9 each year. Facilitated Family Literacy Gatherings each year.
Authored and implemented Professional Development workshops - 3 years. Coordinated Professional Development workshops with Dr. Mary Hill, Dr. Jane Hansen, Dr. Kathryn Mitchell Pierce, Dr. Yetta Goodman, and Dr. Gerry Oglan.
Co-authored After School Program - 2 years. Coordinated 55 Westminster College student teachers and junior block practicum students as teacher assistants.
Conference presentations - Whole Language Umbrella, July 2001, Keystone State Reading Association conference, October 2002, National Council of Teachers of English, November 2003 & November 2005.
Publications – Language Arts, March 2004, Book manuscript entitled No Family Left Behind.
2007-09 Family Literacy Nights. New Wilmington Elementary School, New Wilmington, PA. Collaborated with 7 Title I teachers. February 2007, March 2008. Collaborated with 2nd grade teacher. Included preservice teachers in Education 303 reading methods course.
2004 Talking About Science. Wilmington Area Middle School, New Wilmington, PA. Collaborated with George Endrizzi, 6th grade classroom teacher & Westminster College preservice teachers enrolled in Education 303 reading methods course.
1999-2003 Read to Succeed Practicum. In conjunction with Elementary Education block methods students and graduate Reading Specialist graduate students. Teaching assistants at Connoquenessing Elementary, Butler, PA. in After School Program and Summer School Program. Cadre of 9 Connoquenessing elementary teachers.
1997-present Elementary Block Practicum. In conjunction with undergraduate Elementary Education block methods education courses. Established elementary through middle school sites throughout Lawrence, Mercer and Butler counties. Cadre of 70+ classroom teachers, including Westminster College Graduate Reading Specialist students.
1995-2001 Multicultural Children's Authors and Illustrators. Joseph Bruchac - 2001 with Artman Elementary, Hermitage, PA., Virginia Hamilton - 2000 with Sharon City Schools, Sharon, PA. and Youngstown City Schools, Youngstown, OH., Pat Mora - 1999 with Neshannock Elementary, New Castle, PA., James Ransome - 1998 with Reynolds School District, Greenville, PA., Arnold Adoff - 1997 with Wilmington Area Middle School, New Wilmington, PA., Ann Jonas - 1996 with Mohawk Elementary, Bessemer, PA., and Vera B. Williams - 1995 with Wilmington Elementary, New Wilmington, PA. Jointly funded by Westminster College Diversity Symposium, Kappa Delta Pi, Department of Education and regional school districts.