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EIU Department of Teaching, Learning, & Foundations

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Dr. Amy D Davis, Assistant Professor - Elementary Literacy

Office: 2215 - Buzzard Hall

Frequently Taught Courses


EDU 5200 - Research Methods

EDU 5260 - Advanced Developmental Reading

EDU 5350 - Foundations of Reading: Linguistics & Literacy

ELE 5610 - Remediation of Reading Problems


ELE 3280 - Developmental Reading in Elementary and Middle Schools

ELE 4880 - Diagnostic & Prescriptive Reading Instruction

ELE 4890 - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students/English Language Learners: Instructional Methods



Ph.D. – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS --  Curriculum and Instruction -- ESL & Elementary Literacy                                       

M.S. Ed – Newman University, Wichita, KS -- Curriculum and Instruction -- ESL

B.S. - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL - Elementary Education, K-6


Professional Organizations

Kappa Delta Pi – Honor Society for Educators - National Chapter membership

International Literacy Association (ILA)

Illinois Reading Council (IRC)

Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA)

The Reading League - Illinois Chapter, Board Member, Outreach Committee

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)


Selected Publications

Davis, A. (2022). A science intervention for ELLs. Journal of Teacher Action Research (forthcoming).

Davis, A. (2021). The six-grid organizer: Increasing student engagement in teacher read-alouds. Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal, 58(2), 22-28.

Davis, A. (2018). Preliteracy skills in primary-aged English language learners. The Advocate, 23(5), 1-8.

Davis, A. (2016).  Finding nonfiction that can inspire and motivate children. First Opinions, Second Reactions,9(3).



Selected Conference Presentations

Davis, A., & Russell, E. (2022 Mar 10-11). The six-grid strategy: Engaging students in teacher read-alouds. Presentation at 55th Illinois Reading Council annual conference in Springfield, Illinois.

Davis, A., & Robinson, A. (2022 Feb 13-16). Making the most of preservice teacher read-alouds. Presentation at 102nd Association of Teacher Educators annual conference in Chicago, IL.

Davis, A. (2021 Nov. 29). The six-grid organizer: An interactive read-aloud strategy presentation at 2021 Keystone State Literacy Association Fall conference in Hershey, PA.

Davis, A., & Jones, A. (2021 Oct. 15). Illinois’ culturally responsive teaching standards: Background and strategies for implementation virtual presentation at 2021 Together We RISE Conference, Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

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