A former classroom teacher, Dr. Kasten has taught for 29 years at the University of South Florida and Kent State University as a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy. Kasten has co-authored 8 books and many articles for teachers and/or parents on literacy related topics. She has made many presentations at national and international conferences, and has consulted widely with schools. She was Associate Editor of The Reading and Writing Quarterly for 14 years. She remains active in the International Reading Association and other literacy organizations. Kasten led the IRA's Diversity of Learning Committee from 2011-2014.
Constructivist, Experiential learning; Interactive; Student-Centered; inquiry based.
2 Undergraduate teaching awards, Elected into NCRLL (National Council of Researchers in Language and Literacy), and CELT (Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking), President of CELT for 6 years; Member Board of Directors of Children's Literature Assembly.
Ph.D. Langugage & Literacy, University of Arizona (1984) M.Ed. Reading, University of Maine (1981) B.A. Elementary Education, Rowan University (1973)
Kasten has done extensive international work with teachers around the world, but especially in Turkey, Taiwan, and Kenya. She is retired to a lovely mid-coast home in Maine.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Education, English, Other, Literature, Basic Reading, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text, For Administrators