Katherine Landau Wright

Katherine Landau Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy, Language and Culture at Boise State University, and director of the Boise State University Literacy Lab. She started in 2016 after completing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University. Her dissertation research, funded by the International Literacy Association’s Steven A. Stahl Research Grant, developed writing-to-learn practices for middle and high school classes and won the Association of Literacy Educators and Researcher’s 2016 Dissertation Award. She has published in educational research journals (e.g., International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education; Journal of Curriculum & Instruction) as well as pieces for science and literacy practitioners (i.e., The Reading Teacher; The Science Teacher). She serves as a reviewer for Literacy Research and Instruction. Prior to entering academia, she was a middle school English and Social Studies teacher. Her experiences working with both native speaking and language-learning students in the classroom motivate her research focused on developing strategies for engaging and supporting middle and high school readers and writers.


Assessing Disciplinary Writing in Both Research and Practice
Katherine Landau Wright, Tracey S. Hodges. © 2023. 327 pages.
Assessing Disciplinary Writing in Both Research and Practice tackles the challenge of measuring writing skills in specific content areas, which is crucial for preparing students...
The Rubric for Scientific Writing: A Tool to Support Both Assessment and Instruction
Katherine Landau Wright, Tracey S. Hodges, Julianne A. Wenner, Erin M. McTigue. © 2023. 39 pages.
A major challenge of assessing students' science writing derives from the need to simultaneously consider two criteria – scientific argumentation and rhetorical form. This...
Models of Effective Writing Methods in Teacher Preparation: Perspectives and Practice
Tracey S. Hodges, Sharon M. Pratt, Leslie La Croix, Sherry Dismuke, Carol A. Donovan, Katherine Landau Wright, Susan D. Martin. © 2022. 21 pages.
To shed some light on how writing methods are currently taught in a variety of programs across the United States and continue examining high-quality writing educators, the...
Writing as a Form of Agency and Advocacy: Developing Writing Motivation in the Middle Grades
Katherine Landau Wright, Tracey S. Hodges. © 2022. 17 pages.
This chapter argues that quality writing instruction that supports students' motivation and self-efficacy as writers is essential for those students to become future...