Kit Mohr

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Professor, Language and Literacy


Kathleen (Kit) Mohr

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 399
Phone: 435-797-3946
Email: kathleen.mohr@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

Biography

Taught early grades in California and Texas for 15 years and at universities in four states. Promotes research and instruction of accelerated language and literacy development from a cognitivist perspective.

Teaching Interests

Language and Literacy Development Research-based Instructional Practices English as a Second Language Educational Assessment Cognition and Linguistics Learning Theories

Research Interests

Research-recommended Practices for Accelerated Language and Literacy Development Classroom Discourse Related to Effective Practices English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners Comprehension as a Cognitive Process Beginning and Struggling Readers The Bilingual Brain

Awards

TEAL Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award, 2020

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Researcher of the Year, 2017

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2016

Albert J. Mazurkiewicz ALER Special Services Award, 2015

Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers


    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Mohr, K.A, Read, S.R, Jorgensen, A.L, (2015). High expectations: Increasing productivity and complexity in EL writing. : Research and Practice that Makes a Difference in English Learners’ Success.
  • Young, C., Mohr, K., (2015). Successful literacy interventions: An RtI case-study analysis.: CEDER 2015 Yearbook: Education: Issues & Answers.
  • Mohr, K., Knezek, L.A, (2014). Promoting agency, access, and acquisition among adolescent English language learners. : Frames of reference for literacy development. .
  • Mohr, K., Mohr, E., (2013). Extending English language learners' classroom interactions using the Response Protocol: Oral Proficiency Interview Training Manual of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC). U. S. Department of Defense
  • Mohr, K., Mohr, E., (2009). Success stories: supporting the writing development of high-school English language learners: One classroom, many languages: Best literacy practices for today’s multilingual classrooms. International Reading Association

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Mohr, K.A, Mohr, E.S, (2020). Mindful reading: Eye-Tracking evidence for goal-directed instruction. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy/International Literacy Association, 64:3, 301-310. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/JAAL.1099
    • Mohr, K., Mohr, E., (2007). Extending English language learners in classroom interactions using the Response Protocol. The Reading Teacher / International Reading Association, 60:5, 440-51.
    • Mohr, K., Mohr, E., (2017). Understanding Generation Z students to promote a contemporary learning environment. Journal of Empowering Teaching Excellence, 1:1, 84-95.
    • Mohr, K., (2016). Using modeled writing to support English-only and English learner second graders. . Journal of Educational Research, 110:6, 619-633. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2016.1169391
    • Young, C., Rasinski, T., Mohr, K., (2016). Enhancing students’ reading fluency with Read 2 Impress. The Reading Teacher, 69:6, 633-636.
    • Young, C., Mohr, K., (2016). Student facilitation in peer-led literature group discussions.. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 51:1, 42-60.
    • Young, C., Mohr, K.A, Rasinski, T.V, (2015). Reading Together: A successful reading fluency intervention.. Literacy Research and Instruction, 54, 67-81. doi: DOI:10.1080/19388071.2014.976678.
    • Reutzel, D.R, Mohr, K., (2015). Fifty Years of Reading Research Quarterly (1965-2014): Looking Back, Moving Forward. Reading Research Quarterly, 50:1, 13-35.
    • Mohr, K., (2014). Measuring students’ writing ability on a computer analytic development scale: An exploratory validity study”. Literacy Research and Instruction, 53, 104-106. *

    Professional Journal

    • Mohr, K., Mohr, E., (2007). Research News to Use: Response Options for ELL Students Can Increase Language Learning. Reading Today / International Reading Association, 24:4

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | MultiMedia

    Audio

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Teaching

      , Spring 2022
      CETE, TEAL 4780, 6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Spring 2022
      TEAL 7326 - Designing and Conducting Literacy Research: A Capstone Experience, Spring 2022
      TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2022
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2022
      TEAL 7015 - Orientation to Educational Research, Fall 2021
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Summer 2021
      TEAL 7321 - Foundations of Language and Literacy, Summer 2021
      TEAL 4780, 6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Spring 2021
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2021
      TEAL 7326 - Designing and Conducting Literacy Research: A Capstone Experience, Fall 2020
      TEAL 7015 - Orientation to Educational Research, Fall 2020
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Summer 2020
      EDUC 7670 - Literature Reviews in Education and Psychology, Summer 2020
      TEAL 4780, 6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Spring 2020
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2020
      TEAL 7015 - Orientation to Educational Research, Fall 2019
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Summer 2019
      TEAL 7321 - Foundations of Language and Literacy, Summer 2019
      TEAL 5560 - Special Topics, Summer 2019
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2019
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Spring 2019
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2019
      TEAL 6960 - Masters Creative Project, Spring 2019
      TEAL 7310 - Teaching-Learning Foundations in Education, Spring 2019
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2019
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2018
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2018
      TEAL 7326 - Designing and Conducting Literacy Research: A Capstone Experience, Fall 2018
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2018
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2018
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2018
      TEAL 6960 - Masters Creative Project, Fall 2018
      TEAL 7015 - Orientation to Educational Research, Fall 2018
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Summer 2018
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2018
      TEAL 7910 - Independent Research, Summer 2018
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Summer 2018
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Summer 2018
      EDUC 7670 - Literature Reviews in Education and Psychology, Summer 2018
      TEAL 4780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Spring 2018
      TEAL 6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Spring 2018
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2018
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2018
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2018
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2017
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2017
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2017
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2017
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2017
      TEAL 6960 - Masters Creative Project, Fall 2017
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Fall 2017
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Summer 2017
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2017
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2017
      TEAL 7321 - Foundations of Language and Literacy, Summer 2017
      TEAL 7910 - Independent Research, Summer 2017
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Summer 2017
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Summer 2017
      TEAL 7540 - College Teaching Apprenticeship, Spring 2017
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2017
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2017
      TEAL 7321 - Foundations of Language and Literacy, Spring 2017
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Spring 2017
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Spring 2017
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2017
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2017
      TEAL 6785 - Instructional Practices for English Learners, Spring 2017
      TEAL 6320, 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Spring 2017
      TEAL 4780, 6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Fall 2016
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2016
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2016
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2016
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2016
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2016
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2016
      TEAL 6960 - Masters Creative Project, Fall 2016
      TEAL 7015 - Orientation to Educational Research, Fall 2016
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Summer 2016
      TEAL 7910 - Independent Research, Summer 2016
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Summer 2016
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Summer 2016
      TEAL 7540 - College Teaching Apprenticeship, Spring 2016
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2016
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Spring 2016
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2016
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2016
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2016
      TEAL 6960 - Masters Creative Project, Spring 2016
      TEAL 6320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2016
      TEAL 4780, 6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Fall 2015
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2015
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2015
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2015
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2015
      TEAL 7810 - Research Seminar, Fall 2015
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2015
      TEAL 7321 - Foundations of Language and Literacy, Summer 2015
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension, Spring 2015
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2015
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2015
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Spring 2015
      TEAL 6320,7320 - Theories and Models of Literacy, Spring 2015
      TEAL 4780,6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Fall 2014
      TEAL 7540 - College Teaching Apprenticeship, Fall 2014
      TEAL 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2014
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2014
      TEAL 6900 - Independent Study, Fall 2014
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2014
      TEAL 7900 - Independent Study, Fall 2014
      TEAL 7810 - Research Seminar, Fall 2014
      TEAL 7810 - Research Seminar, Fall 2014
      TEAL 4780,6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Summer 2014
      TEAL 4770,6770 - ESOL Instructional Strategies in the Content Areas, Summer 2014
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension, Spring 2014
      TEAL 4780,6780 - Assessment for Language Learners, Spring 2014
      ELED 4030 - Teaching Language Arts and Practicum Level III, Spring 2014
      TEAL 4780/6780 - Assessment for English Language Learners, Fall 2013
      TEAL 7321 - Foundations of Language and Literacy, Fall 2013
      TEAL 4780 - Assessment of English Learners, Summer 2013
      TEAL 6770 - ESL Instructional Methds, Summer 2013
      ELED 4030 - , Spring 2013
      TEAL 6570 - Advanced Comprehension Instruction, Spring 2013
      ELED 4030 - Teaching Language Arts, Spring 2013
      TEAL 4780,6780 - Assessment for English Language Learners, Fall 2012
      ELED 4030 - Teaching Language Arts, Fall 2012

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Hsaiomei Tsai, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2019
      Sara Gailey, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2018
      Petra Chou, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2018
      Guoqin Ding, August 2016
      Stephanie Juth, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2015 - December 2021
      Jacob Downs, Teacher Education & Leadership, June 2018 - April 2021
      Michelle Flory, August 2014 - April 2021
      Dinah Scott, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2013 - April 2019
      Alayne Leavitt, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2013 - December 2018
      Jeffery Gunther, August 2016 - August 2018
      Theresa Kohlmeier, Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - May 2018
      Bryce Day, Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - November 2017
      Pamela Reutzel, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2013 - May 2015
      Amie Sarker, November 2011 - October 2012
      Chase Young, November 2011 - September 2012