Dawn has presented on current topics and research-based best practices related to literacy at:

  • International Reading Associations Annual Conference (2008, co-presenter; 2010)
  • Literacy for All Reading Conference (2008, co-presenter; 2011)
  • Montgomery County Council of the International Reading Association (2011)
  • State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (2008, co-presenter; 2009, 2011)

She has facilitated staff development and parent workshops on literacy at both the early childhood and elementary level.


Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction Read Alouds: 12 Lessons for Using Newspapers, Magazines, and Other Nonfiction Texts to Build Key Comprehension Skills (Scholastic, 2010)

“Language Arts Tips and Tools” (The Mailbox, Oct/Nov 2009)

Getting into Guided Reading (The Mailbox Bookbag, Oct/Nov 2008)

Publishing Parties (The Mailbox Bookbag, June/July 2008)

Writing Rescue” (The Mailbox Bookbag, Feb/Mar 2008)

Writing to Inform (The Mailbox Bookbag, Dec/Jan 2007-2008)

Cruising the Information Highway” (The Mailbox Bookbag, Oct/Nov 2007)

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