Tanya M Christ Ph.D.
Department: Reading and Language Arts
Office: 460F Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3091
Office Hours Please feel free to drop-in or make an appointment to meet with me.
RDG 632-Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities
RDG 633-Correction of Reading Disabilities
These courses represent the "Reading Clinic"
sequence. In these courses, teachers diagnose and instruct
children from our
local community who are experiencing difficulty reading.
RDG 414-Reading Appraisal
I typically teach this course as a
at The Baldwin Center in Pontiac, which provides an opportunity
teachers to learn hands-on through interactions with the children
the Baldwin Center's after-school program.
Early Childhood Literacy
Collaborative Peer Video Analysis for Teacher
Differentiated, Assessment-Based Literacy
Ph.D. Doctor of
Philosophy in Literacy
Education; Summa Cum Laude;
at Buffalo, SUNY
Specialist; Summa Cum Laude; University at Buffalo, SUNY
Education; Summa Cum Laude; Buffalo State College
Education; Summa Cum Laude; North Carolina Central University
Summa Cum Laude; Buffalo State College
Christ, T., Chiu, M. M., & Wang, X. C. (in
engagement with reading
. Journal of
Research in Reading.
T., & Cramer, R. (in press). Designing assessment-based
Christ, T., & Wang, X. C. (2012). Young
opportunities to use and learn theme-
T., Arya, P., & Chiu, M. M. (2012). Collaborative peer video
44, 171-199 .
Christ, T., & Wang, X. C. (2012). A
decision-making model: Selecting meaning
vocabulary words and
Children, 67(2) 74-80.
Christ, T., & Wang, X. C. (2011). Closing
gap?: A review of research on early
Psychology, 32, 426-458 .
Christ, T. (2011) More than “right” or “wrong”:
A look at
children’s vocabulary knowledge
across the semantic
Literacy Research, 43(2),
T., & Cramer, R. (2011). Assessing word recognition and
Christ, T., Wang, X. C., & Chiu, M. M.
story dictation to support young children’s
Christ, T., & Cramer, R. (2010). Assessing
knowledge with an informal reading
results with informal instructional assessment.
Journal, 42(2), 34-42 .
Christ, T., & Wang, X. C. (2010). Bridging
the gap: What
research tells us about vocabulary
instruction in early
Cramer, R., & Christ, T. (2010).
difficulties and complexities. Michigan
Reading Journal, 42 (3), 29-39.
T., & Wang, X. C. (2008). Negotiation
of “how to” at the cross-section of cultural capital
and habitus: Young children's
in a student-led literacy group. Journal
of Early Childhood Literacy, 8(2), 177-211.
Cramer, R., & Christ, T. (2008). Old hand, new hand.
Michigan Reading Journal,
40 (3), 32-34.
Li, G., & Christ. T. (2007). Social capital and home
engagement: Case studies of low-
single mothers’ access to literacy resources. English in
Christ, T. (2007). Oral language exposure and
acquisition: An exploration
across kindergarten classrooms. Unpublished
dissertation. Buffalo, NY:
Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Christ, T. (2006). Book review:
pedagogy: Battles of literacy and schooling
Mainstream Teachers and Asian Immigrant Parents. Literacy,
40 (2), 123.
American Educational Research
International Reading Association
Literacy Research Association
Michigan Reading Association
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