Julie Coiro

  • Professor
  • Reading Education
  • Phone: 401.874.4872
  • Email: jcoiro@uri.edu


  • 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

Selected Publications

For a complete list of please see http://uri.academia.edu/JulieCoiro


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.