Education Program

Antony T. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Room: UW2-309
Phone: 425-352-5416
Box: 358531
ansmith@uwb.edu

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington Seattle
M.Ed. Elementary Education, University of Washington Seattle
Post-B.A. Study, Russian Language and Literature, St. Petersburg Institute of Finance and Economics
B.A. English Literature and Russian Language, University of Oregon

Academic Interests

Dr. Smith's teaching and scholarship focus on content-area literacy assessment, instruction, and professional development. His current research includes an examination of student retelling of nonfiction texts as a measure of reading comprehension and an exploration of the literacy experiences and perspectives of academically at-risk adolescents.

Selected Publications

Hintz, A., & Smith, A. T. (2013). Mathematizing read-alouds in three easy steps. The Reading Teacher, 67(2), 103-108.

Smith, A. T., & Angotti, R. (2012). So many words! Planning for content-area vocabulary instruction. Voices from the Middle, 19(4), 43-51.

Smith, A. T. (2012). Middle school literacy coaching from the coach’s perspective. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 35(5), 1-16.

Smith, A. T., & Place, N. A. (2011). Fostering teaching and learning through an inquiry-based literacy course. New Educator, 7(4), 1-20.

Smith, A. T. (2010). The middle school literacy coach: Navigating multiple contexts. In K. F. Malu (Ed.), Voices from the middle: Narratives for, by, and about the middle level community (pp. 213-235). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Valencia, S. W., Smith, A. T., Reece, A. M., Li, M., Wixson, K. K., & Newman, H. (2010). Oral reading fluency assessment: Issues of construct, criterion, and consequential validity. Reading Research Quarterly, 45(3), 270-291.

Smith, A. T. (2009). Literacy in the conceptual age and the future of the Agenda for Education in a Democracy. Education in a Democracy: The Journal of the National Network for Educational Renewal, 1, 53-64.

Smith, A. T. (2008). Rethinking instructional coaching in terms of teacher change. Washington State Kappan, 1(2), 6-8.

Smith, A. T. (2007). The middle school literacy coach: Considering roles in context. 56th yearbook of the National Reading Conference (pp. 53-67). Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference.

Selected Presentations

Smith, A. T., Feldman, D., & Waxman, B. (2013, December). Youth perspectives on dropping out of School: Pathways and off-ramps. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Washington Educational Research Association, Seatac, WA.

Smith, A. T., & Hintz, A. (2013, December). Mathematizing read-alouds in kindergarten classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Smith, A. T., & Waxman, B. (2013, June). How do we keep our students in School? Listening to and learning from disconnected youth. Paper presented at ‘Closing the Opportunity Gap,’ a conference hosted by the Center for Strong Schools, University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA.

Smith, A. T., & Place, N. A. (2012, April). Literacy Documentation Project: Using research to inform curriculum and instruction decisions at the district level. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Smith, A. T., & Van Galen, J. (2011, December). Digital tools for literacy: Utilizing mobile technologies to impact teacher knowledge and increase student learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Place, N. A., & Smith, A. T. (2010, December). Aspects of reading: Literacy assessment of an intermediate-grade student. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Smith, A. T., & Angotti, R. (2010, October). English language learners and mathematics vocabulary: 5 C’s of planning and instruction. Paper presented at the annual Conference on Math Education and Social Justice, Brooklyn, NY.

Smith, A. T., & Angotti, R. (2010, April). Fostering conceptual understanding through reading-math connections. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.

Smith, A. T., & Reece, A. M. (2009, December). An examination of linguistically diverse adolescent students’ recall of informational texts using scaffolded prompts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Smith, A. T., & Place, N. A., (2009, December). Assessment and analysis of an emergent reader. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Smith, A. T. (2009, April). Using composite narrative as a tool for analyzing and presenting qualitative data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Smith, A. T., & Place, N. (2009, April). Redesigning a pre-service literacy methods course: A situated approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Smith, A. T. (2008, December). Exploring middle school literacy coach perspectives on coaching roles, teacher change, and student learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.
 
Smith, A. T., Reece, A. M., & Valencia, S. W. (2007, December). Adolescent English language learning students’ main ideas recall of grade level text. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Valencia, S. W., Reece, A., Smith, A. T., Newman, H., & Li, M. (2006, December). Oral reading fluency and ELL students.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Valencia, S. W., Smith, A. T., Newman, H., Reece, A., Li, M. (2006, March). Oral reading fluency assessment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Teaching Activities

BEDUC 409: Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Reading, Writing and Communication I
BEDUC 410: Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Reading, Writing and Communication II
BEDUC 501: Inquiry in Education
BEDUC 510: Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners
BEDUC 534: Current Issues in Literacy Research
BEDUC 535: Writing Across the Curriculum
BEDUC 538: Teaching Reading to Adolescents
BEDUC 539: Literacy Coaching

Honors and Awards

2012 International Reading Association Dina Feitelson Research Award, for the research article, “Oral reading fluency assessment: Issues of construct, criterion, and consequential validity” published in Reading Research Quarterly (2010) by Valencia, Smith, Reece, Li, Wixson, and Newman.

2006 National Reading Conference Student Outstanding Research Award, for the research paper, “The middle school literacy coach: Roles, contexts, and connections to teaching” presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference (2006, December), Los Angeles, CA.

Professional Associations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Reading Association (IRA)
Literacy Research Association (LRA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Phi Delta Kappa
Washington Educational Research Association (WERA)