Ankrum, Julie

  • Dr. Julie Ankrum

    Director of Literacy Center (Spring 2017)

    Contact Information:

    Academic Qualifications:

    • BA, Elementary Education, Michigan State University
    • MAT, Language Arts and Social Studies, Oakland University
    • PhD, Reading Education, University of Pittsburgh

    Academic Interests:

    • Differentiated Reading Instruction
    • Professional Development in Literacy Instruction
    • Effective Literacy Instruction
    • Qualitative Research Methods

    Personal Narrative

    Julie Ankrum taught kindergarten, fifth grade, and eighth grade in Michigan. She is also a trained Reading Recovery® teacher, and worked as a literacy consultant in both Michigan and Pennsylvania.

    At IUP, Ankrum teaches literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also teaches in the Administration and Leadership (ALS) doctoral program.

    She has published several journal articles and book chapters focusing on literacy instruction, differentiated reading instruction, and effective professional development in literacy. She has also presented at state, national, and international conferences on these topics.

    Ankrum published the book Differentiated Literacy Instruction: Assessing, Grouping, Teaching. The book offers pre-service and in-service teachers the background and foundational skills they will need to understand, plan for, and achieve effective differentiated literacy instruction in their classrooms, based on individual student needs.

    Each chapter from Differentiate Literacy Instruction provides essential information about how to analyze and synthesize data from assessments, use the information for grouping students, and then plan and implement differentiated instruction. In addition, the book features classroom case studies to demonstrate effective differentiated instructional techniques.

    Differentiated Literacy Instruction is available at Amazon.com and through Routledge: Ankrum, J.W. (2017). Differentiated literacy instruction: Assessing, grouping, teaching. New York: Routledge