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Susanna Benko

Assistant Professor

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RB 2111  Phone: 765-285-8682  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Introduction Statement

As a former middle/high school English teacher, I situate my research within teaching and learning.  Broadly, I am interested in writing instruction and ways that teachers understand, design, and plan instruction for writing tasks. My current work investigates the ways teachers plan lessons and provide writing instruction for tasks that are cognitively demanding (e.g., tasks that ask students to do more than summarize; such tasks might include analysis, evaluation, or synthesis of complex ideas).  I’m also especially interested in the ways that teachers help students learn to write about literature.

As a researcher, I look for opportunities to work with teachers to investigate challenges of teaching in order to help both pre-service and practicing teachers do their best work in classrooms.   

Area of Specialization

Secondary English education, writing instruction, young adult literature, professional development, task and curriculum design.

Courses Taught

·       Introduction to English Education

·       Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools

·       Young Adult Literature


Susanna Benko CV

 

 

 

Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
    No.
    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
    Location
  • Course
    Teach Writing in Sec
    No.
    350
    Section
    1
    Section
    1230-1345
    Days
    T R
    Location
    TC 412
  • Course
    Independent Study in
    No.
    404
    Section
    80
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Young Adult Literatu
    No.
    414
    Section
    1
    Section
    1830-2110
    Days
    T
    Location
    RB 290