Dina Feitelson Research Award

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Dina Feitelson Research Award
Awarded forAn outstanding empirical study published in English in a refereed journal
Presented byInternational Reading Association
First awarded1997

The Dina Feitelson Research Award is an award established in 1997 by the International Reading Association to honor the memory of Dina Feitelson, the Israeli educator, who died in 1992.

Criteria for award[edit]

The award recognizes an outstanding empirical study published in English in a refereed journal. The work should report on one or more aspects of literacy acquisition, such as phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, bilingualism, or cross-cultural studies of beginning reading.[1]

Works may be submitted by the author or anyone else.

List of recipients[edit]

Year Recipients[1] Works
1997 Darlene M. Tangel

Benita A. Blachman

Effect of Phoneme Awareness Instruction on the Invented Spelling of First-Grade Children: A One-Year Follow-Up”, Journal of Reading Behavior (vol. 27, no. 2)
1998 Peter J. Hatcher

Charles Hulme

Andrew W. Ellis

Ameliorating Early Reading Failure by Integrating the Teaching of Reading and Phonological Skills: The Phonological Linkage Hypothesis”, Child Development (vol. 65, no. 1)
1999 William E. Tunmer

James W. Chapman

A Longitudinal Study of Beginning Reading Achievement and Reading Self-Concept”, British Journal of Educational Psychology (vol. 67, no. 3)
2000 Jill Fitzgerald

George W. Noblit

About Hopes, Aspirations, and Uncertainty: First-Grade English-Language Learners’ Emergent Reading”, Journal of Literacy Research (vol. 31, no. 2)
2001 Susan B. Neuman Books Make a Difference: A Study of Access to Literacy”, Reading Research Quarterly (vol. 34, no. 3)[2]
2002 Nell K. Duke 3.6 Minutes Per Day: The Scarcity of Informational Texts in First Grade”, Reading Research Quarterly (vol. 35, no. 2)[3]
2003 Barbara A. Wasik

Mary Alice Bond

Beyond the Pages of a Book: Interactive Book Reading and Language Development in Preschool Classrooms”, Journal of Educational Psychology (vol. 93, no. 2)
2004 Anne McGill Franzen

Ellen Adams

Cynthia Lanford

Learning to be Literate: A Comparison of Five Urban Early Childhood Programs”, Journal of Educational Psychology (vol. 94, no. 3)
2005 Darrell Morris

Janet W. Bloodgood

Richard G. Lomax

Jan Perney

Developmental Steps in Learning to Read: A Longitudinal Study in Kindergarten and First Grade”, Reading Research Quarterly (vol. 38, no. 3)[4]
2006 Carol McDonald Connor

Frederick J. Morrison

Leslie E. Katch

Beyond the Reading Wars: Exploring the Effect of Child-Instruction Interactions on Growth in Early Reading”, Scientific Studies of Reading (vol. 8, no. 4))
2007 Terrence Tivnanto

Lowry Hemphill

Comparing Four Literacy Reform Models in High-Poverty Stricken Schools: Patterns of First-Grade Achievement”, The Elementary School Journal (vol. 105, no. 5)
2008 Pia Rebello Britto

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Terri M. Griffin

Maternal Reading and Teaching Patterns: Associations With School Readiness in Low-Income African American Families”, Reading Research Quarterly (vol. 41, no. 1)[5]
2009 Catherine F. Compton-Lilly The Complexities of Reading Capital in Two Puerto Rican Families”, Reading Research Quarterly (vol. 42, no. 1)[6]
2010 Deborah Wells Rowe "The Social Construction of Intentionality: Two-Year-Olds’ and Adults’ Participation at a Preschool Writing Center", Research in the Teaching of English (vol. 42, no. 4)
2011 Lisa Hammett Price

Anne van Kleec

Carl J. Huberty

"Talk During Book Sharing Between Parents and Preschool Children: A Comparison Between Storybook and Expository Book Conditions", Reading Research Quarterly (Vol. 44, No 2)
2012 Sheila W. Valencia

Antony T. Smith

Anne M. Reece

Min Li

Karen K. Wixson

Heather Newman

"Oral Reading Fluency Assessment: Issues of Construct, Criterion, and Consequential Validity", Reading Research Quarterly (Vol. 4)
2013 Michael J. Kieffer "Converging Trajectories: Reading Growth in Language Minority Learners and Their Classmates, Kindergarten to Grade 8", American Educational Research Journal (Vol. 48 No. 5)
2014 Shayne B. Piasta

Yaacov Petscher

Laura Justice

"How many letters should preschoolers in public programs know? The diagnostic efficiency of various preschool letter-naming benchmarks for predicting first-grade literacy achievement", Journal of Educational Psychology (Vol. 104 No. 4)
2015 Lori E. Skibbe

Samantha W. Bindman

Annemarie H. Hindman

Dorit Aram

Frederick J. Morrison

"Longitudinal relations between parental writing support and preschoolers' language and literacy skills", Reading Research Quarterly (Vol. 48 No. 4)
2016 Susan Hopewell

Kathy Escamilla

"Struggling Reader or Emerging Biliterate Student? Reevaluating the Criteria for Labeling Emerging Bilingual Students as Low Achieving", Journal of Literacy Research (Vol. 46 No. 1)
2017 Lea M. McGee

Hwewon Kim

Kathryn S. Nelson

Mary D. Fried

"Change Over Time in First Graders' Strategic Use of Information at Point of Difficulty in Reading", Reading Research Quarterly (Vol. 50 No. 3)
2018 Maren Aukerman

Lorien Chambers Schuldt

"The Pictures Can Say More Things: Change Across Time in Young Children’s References to Images and Words During Text Discussion", Reading Research Quarterly (Vol. 51 No. 3)
2019 Dani Kachorsky

Lindsey Moses

Frank Serafini

Megan Hoelting

"Meaning Making With Picturebooks: Young Children's Use of Semiotic Resources", Literacy Research and Instruction (Vol. 56 No. 3)
2022 Seung-Hee Claire Son

Kirsten R. Butcher

Lauren Aimonette Liang

"The Influence of Interactive Features in Storybook Apps on Children’s Reading Comprehension and Story Enjoyment", The Elementary School Journal (Vol. 120 No. 3)
2022 Mary-Claire Ball

Erin Curran

Fabrice Tanoh

Hermann Akpé

Shakhlo Nematova

Kaja K. Jasińska

"Learning to Read in Environments With High Risk of Illiteracy: The Role of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Supporting Reading", Journal of Educational Psychology (Vol. 114 No. 5)


  1. ^ a b "Dina Feitelson Award". Archived from the original on 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  2. ^ "Abstract from works - 2001 Award". Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. ^ "Abstract from works - 2002 Award". Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  4. ^ "Abstract from works - 2005 Award". Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  5. ^ "Abstract from works - 2008 Award". Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  6. ^ "Abstract from works - 2009 Award". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2019-07-25.

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