Michael W. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Dean Graduate Programs and Faculty Development
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
237 Ritter Hall, College of Education
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone/fax: (215) 204-2296
- Ph.D. University of Chicago. Special Field: Curriculum and Instruction.
- M.A.T. University of Chicago. Major Emphases: English and Education
- B.A. University of Chicago. Major: English
The learning and teaching of literature and composition, adolescents' in and out of school literacies, boys and school achievement.
Wilhelm, J. & Smith, M. W. (2014). Reading unbound: Why kids need to read what they want—and why we should let them. New York: Scholastic.
Smith, M. W., Wilhelm, J., Fredrickson, J. (2012). O, yeah?!: Putting argument to work both in school and out. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Wilhelm, J., Smith, M. W., & Fredrickson, J. (2012). Get it done!: Writing informational text to make things happen. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Fredrickson, J., Wilhelm, J., & Smith, M. W., & (2012). So, what's the story?: Narrative writing to understand ourselves, others, and the world. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Smith, M. W. & Wilhelm, J. (2010). Fresh takes on teaching literary elements: How to teach what really matters about character, setting, point of view, and theme. New York: Scholastic.
Wilhelm, J., & Smith, M. W. (2009). Boys and literacy: Complexity and multiplicity. In. L. Christenbury, R. Bomer, & P. Smagorinsky (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent literacy research (360-371). New York: Guilford Press.
Smith, M.W. (2009). The issue of authorial surplus in narrative research. Educational Researcher, 38, 603–607.
Smith, M. W. & Wilhelm, J. (2007). Getting it right: Fresh approaches to teaching grammar, usage, and correctness. New York: Scholastic.
Smith, M. W. & Wilhelm, J. (2006). Going with the flow: How to engage boys (and girls) in their literacy learning. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Wilhelm. J. D., & Smith, M. W. (2016). The power of pleasure reading: What we can learn from the secret reading lives of teens. English Journal, 105(6), 25–30.
Wilhelm. J. D., & Smith, M. W. (2016). The power of pleasure reading: The case of dystopias. Middle School Journal, 23(4), 55-61.
Brooks, W., & Smith, M. W. (2013). Documenting instructional practices in a literacy-infused arts program: Respecting pedagogues from the community. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 57, 51- 59.
Smith, M. W., Wilhelm, J., Fredrickson, J. (2012).The Common Core: New standards, new teaching. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(8), 45-48