Anthony Applegate



BA, DeSales University
MA, Villanova University
EdM, Temple University
PhD, Temple University

Courses Taught

Advanced Assessment in Literacy
Research Seminar in Literacy
Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties

Teaching Focus or Philosophy

Thoughtful literacy as the key to successful lifelong reading


Applegate, A.J., Applegate, M.D., Mercantini, M., McGeehan, C., Deboy, J., Cobb, J., & Modla, V. The Peter Effect revisited: Reading Habits and attitudes of college students. In review. Literacy Research and Instruction.
Applegate, M.D. & Applegate, A.J. (2013). Overcoming obstacles to deep comprehension of text: A continuum of narrative reading comprehension. In E. Ortlieb & E.H. Cheek, (Eds), School-based interventions for struggling readers, K-8 in Literacy research, practice and evaluation, Vol. 3 (pp. 183-199). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.
Turner, J.D., Applegate, A.J., & Applegate, M.D. (2011). New teachers as literacy leaders. The Reading Teacher, 64 (7), 550-552.
Applegate, A.J. & Applegate, M.D. (2010). A study of the relationship between thoughtful literacy and motivation to read. The Reading Teacher, 64 (4), 226-234.
Applegate, A.J., Applegate, M.D, & Turner, J.D. (2010). Learning disabilities or teaching disabilities: Rethinking explanations for literacy failure. The Reading Teacher, 64 (3), 211-213.
Applegate, M.D. Turner, J.D. & Applegate, A.J. (2010). Will the real reader please stand up? The Reading Teacher, 63(7). 606-608.
Turner, J.D., Applegate, M.D. & Applegate, A.J. (2009). Teachers as literacy leaders. The Reading Teacher, 63(3), pp. 262-264.
Applegate, M. D., Applegate, A. J., & Modla, V. B. (2009). She's my best reader; she just can't comprehend: Studying the relationship between fluency and comprehension. The Reading Teacher, 62 (6), 512-521.
Applegate, A. J., Applegate, M. D., McGeehan, C., Pinto, C. & Kong, A. (2009). The assessment of thoughtful literacy in NAEP: Why the states aren't measuring up. The Reading Teacher, 62 (5), 372-381.
Applegate, A. J. (2009). Depths that I had never even dreamed. In M. A. Phemister & Andrews Lazo (Eds.), Mere Christians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, pp. 46-48.
Applegate, M. D., Quinn, K. B., & Applegate, A. J. (2008). The Critical Reading Inventory: Assessing Students' Reading and Thinking, 2nd Edition. Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall

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