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Julie Coiro

Julie Coiro
  • Associate Professor
  • Reading Education
  • Phone: 401.874.4872
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  • Strategic reading comprehension instruction
  • New literacies of the Internet and online reading comprehension
  • Effective practices for technology integration
  • Effective practices for professional development


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2007
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of New Orleans, 1993
  • B.S., Special Education PreK-12, University of Connecticut, 1989


For a complete list of please see


Coiro, J., Knobel, M., Lankshear, C., & Leu, D. J. (Editors). (2008).  Handbook of Research in New Literacies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Leu, D. J., Jr., Leu, D. D. & Coiro, J. (2004). Teaching with the Internet: Lessons from the classroom (4th ed.). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Coiro, J. (in press). Purposeful, critical, and flexible: Key dimensions of online reading and learning. To appear in Spiro, R., DeSchrvyer, M., Schira-Hagerman, M., Morsink, P., & Thompson, P. (Editors). Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices. Routledge Press.

Castek, J., Coiro, J., Henry, L. A., Leu, D. & Hartman, D. K. (in press). Research on instruction and assessment of the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In C. C. S. Parris, and Headley (Eds.), Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices, Third Edition (pp. 321-346). New York: Guilford Press.

Coiro, J., Castek, J., Sekeres, D., & Guzniczak, L. (2014). Comparing third, fourth, and fifth graders’ collaborative interactions while engaged in online inquiry. Journal of Education, 194(2), 1-16.

Sekeres, D., Coiro, J., Castek, J. & Guzniczak, L. (2014). Wondering + Online Inquiry = Learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 96(3), 44-48.

Kiili, C., Makinen, M. & Coiro, J. (2013). Rethinking academic literacies: Designing multifaceted academic literacy experiences for preservice teachers. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 57(3), 223-232

Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Burlingame, C., Kulikowich, J. Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., & Kennedy, C. (2013). The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Assessing and preparing students for the 21st century with common core state standards. In Neuman, S. B. & Gambrell, L.B. (Eds.), Massey, C. (Assoc. Ed.) (2013). Reading instruction in the age of common core standards. (pp. 219-236). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Leu, D. J., Jr., Kinzer, C.K., Coiro, J., Castek, J. & Henry, L. A. (2013). New literacies: A dual-level theory of the changing nature of literacy, instruction, and assessment. In R.B. Ruddell & D. Alvermann (Eds.), Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, Sixth Edition, Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Castek, J., Coiro, J., Guzniczak, L., & Bradshaw, C. (2012). Examining peer collaboration in online inquiry. The Educational Forum, 76(4), 479-496.

More Information

Download Curriculum Vita (PDF)

Video/Audio of Interviews:

Filipek, J. (2014). Constructing and Interpreting Online Reading Theory

Voice of Literacy (2008). Online Reading Comprehension with Julie Coiro

Voice of Literacy (2011). How Offline Reading, Online Reading, and Prior Knowledge Can Help Predict Students' Abilities to Understand What They Read Online

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