Lynn E. Shanahan

Assistant Professor

Learning and Instruction

  587 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-4028
  (716) 645-3161
 ls34@buffalo.edu


Learning and Instruction
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Reading Education, University at Buffalo, 2006
  • M.Ed., Developmental and Remedial Reading, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
  • B.S., Elementary Education - concentration Reading, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Professional and Research Interests

    Literacy, technology, and multimodality
    Multimodal communication with strategy instruction
    Video Study Groups and Reflection


Refereed Journal Articles

Moore-Russo, D., & Shanahan, L. E. (in press, 2014). A broader vision of literacy: Including the visual with the linguistic. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(7).

Shanahan, L. E., & Flury-Kashmanian, C. M. (in press, 2014). Orchestrating semiotic resources in explicit strategy instruction. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(2).

Shanahan, L. E., & Lavin, M. (in press, 2014). Networking, designing, and using digital video: Bridging the gap between research and practice. New Horizons for Learning.

Shanahan, L.E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2014). Examining the use of video study groups for developing literacy pedagogical content knowledge for Critical Elements of Strategy Instruction with elementary teachers. Literacy Research and Instruction, 53(1), 1-24.

Shanahan, L. E., & Roof, L. M. (2013). Developing strategic readers: A multimodal analysis of a primary school teacher's use of speech, gesture, and artefacts. Literacy, 47(3), 157-164.

Shanahan, L. E. (2013). Multimodal representations: A fifth grade teacher influences students' design and production. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 8(2), 85-102.
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Shanahan, L. E. (2013). Composing "kid-friendly" multimodal text: When conversations, instruction, and signs come together. Written Communication, 30(2), 194-227.

Shanahan, L. E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2012). Video study group: A context to cultivate professional relationships. In P. J. Dunston, S. K. Fullerton, C. C. Bates, K. Headley, & P. M. Stecker (Eds.). 61st Literacy Research Association Conference Yearbook (pp. 196-211). Oak Creek, WI: Literacy Research Association.

Shanahan, L. E. (2012). Use of sound with digital text: Moving beyond sound as an add-on or decoration. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(3). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol12/iss3/languagearts/article1.cfm.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2008). Using digital media to interpret poetry: Spiderman meets Walt Whitman. Research in Teaching of English, 43(2), 112-143.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2008). Technology lite: Advice and reflection for the technologically unsavvy. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 51 (6), 444-448.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., & Shanahan, L.E. (2006). Qualitative research and the report of the national reading panel: No methodology left behind. The Elementary School Journal, 107 (1), 37-66.

Book Chapters

Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., & Bailey, N. M. (2014). Multimodality in action: New literacies as more than activity in the middle and high school classrooms. In R. E. Ferdig, & K. E. Pytash (Eds.), Exploring multimodal composition and digital writing, (pp. 36-53). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.

Garas-York, K., Shanahan, L. E., & Almasi, J. F. (2013). Comprehension: High-level talk and writing about texts, discussions. In B. M. Taylor and N. K. Duke (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction (pp. 246-278). New York: Guilford Press.

Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., Schiller, J. A., Tynan, E. A., D'Abate, R. L., Flury-Kashmanian, C. M., Rinker, T. W., Ebert, A. A., & Hayden, H. E. (2013). Learning to support struggling readers and literacy clinicians through reflective pedagogy. In E. Ortlieb & E. Cheek, Jr. (Eds.), Literacy research, practice, and evaluation (pp. 303-323). Corpus Christi: Emerald Press.

Shanahan, L. E. (2012). Lessons in multimodal composition from a fifth grade classroom: Using digital technology to communicate (or not!) understandings of acid rain. In S. M. Miller & M. B. McVee (Eds.), Multimodal literacies: Learning and teaching in a digital world (pp. 97-113). New York: Routledge.

McVee, M. B., Bailey, N. M., & Shanahan, L. E. (2012). The (artful) deception of technology integration and the move towards new literacies mindset. In S. M. Miller & M. B. McVee (Eds.), Multimodal literacies: learning and teaching in a digital world (pp. 13-31). New York: Routledge.

Presentations

National Presentations Refereed

Shanahan, L.E. (2013, December). Composing Multimodal Text: Recognizing Intermodal Relations. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Shanahan, L.E., & Tochelli, A.L. (2013, December). Video as a Mediational Tool for Teacher Learning: Analysis of Two Video Study Group Structures. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Shanahan, L.E., & Tochelli, A.L. (2013, December). Mediation of Inservice Teachers Collective Reflection. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Shanahan, L. E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2012, November). Using video study groups to enhance in-service teachers' reflection on strategy instruction in classroom settings. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Shanahan, L. E., Flury-Kashmanian, C. M., & Roof, L. (2012, November). Using gesture and artifacts to scaffold reading strategy instruction: Considerations on the role of embodiment. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Shanahan, L. E., & Tochelli, A. L. (2011, December). Digital video: Mediating inservice teachers' understanding. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Shanahan, L.E., (2011). Digital video to improve teachers' literacy strategy instruction: A tool for researchers and professional development. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Shanahan, L. E. (2010, December). Communicating multimodally: The influence of teacher and student interactions in the context of a science unit. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Shanahan, L. E., & Schiller, J. A. (2008, December). Graduate literacy program's conceptual framework: Incorporating different levels of literacy coaching. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., Shanahan, L.E. (2008, March). Exploring digital composition: Mediation for social literacies in a 5th, 9th grade, and university classroom. A paper presented at the American Education Research Association, New York City, NY.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2007, April). Teachers first: Doing multimodality in literacy education. A paper presented at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

McVee, M.B., Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2007, February). A poem is a poem? The art of multimodal digital poetry interpretation. A paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Nashville, TN.

Shanahan, L.E. (2006, December). Acid Rain on the Brain: Metacognitive Awareness of Design Elements in Creation of Content-Area Multimodal Texts. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

McVee, M.B. Bailey, N.M., & Shanahan, L.E. (2006, February). Literacy Teachers and the (Artful) deception of technology integration. A work-in-progress presented at the 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Shanahan, L.E. (2005, October) Completing the Dissertation While Employed as a Faculty Member. Panel paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. Kerhonkson, NY.

Almasi, J.F, Palmer, B., Garas, K., Shanahan, L.E., & Ma, W. (2005, December).  A Longitudinal Study of Comprehension, Interpretive Strategy Use, and Language Use Among Children in Grades 1-3. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Miami, Florida.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., Shanahan, L.E., & Palmer, B. (2004, December). One Cohort's Social, Cognitive, and Affective Development Across Grades 1-3. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., Shanahan, L.E. & Palmer, B. (2004, December). The Impact of Peer Discussion on Social, Cognitive, and Affective Growth in Literacy. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Almasi, J.F., Garas, K., Shanahan, L., & Ma, W. (2003, December). Peer Discussion as an Ecosystem: The Impact of Identity, Power, Authority, and Scaffolding on the Development of Dialogic Inquiry. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Shanahan, L.E. & Almasi, J.F. (2003). Power and Authority within Peer Discussion: A Comparative Case Study of Dominance. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Shanahan, L.E., Janczak, T., & Karmazin, K. (2001, April). Collaborative After School Literacy Intervention Program for Elementary Students with Special Needs. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 46th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Presentations: Invited

Alamsi, J.F., & Shanahan, L.E. (2013, April). Fostering comprehension and collaboration through high-level talk about text: Enacting Common Core State Standards. Preconvention institute INS 01: Next Steps in the Implementation of Common Standards. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 58th Annual convention, San Antonio, Texas.

Awards

Best Teacher Educator; Learning and Instruction Student Association 2007-2008

Best Teacher Educator; Learning and Instruction Student Association 2005-2006

2005-2006

Yu-Chin Liu Research Assistant Award

Research Grants

2007

Boyd, F. B. & Shanahan, L. E. Literacy coaching: A needs assessment for Western New York, Teacher Education Institute Fellows Program. Awarded by the Teacher Education Institute at the University at Buffalo. $ 2,000