Dr. Sonia Kline is an associate professor in elementary education and literacy. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with an emphasis in Language and Literacy education and a Writing Studies specialization.
224.001Developing Readers Through Writing
260.017Elementary Education Clinical II
264.005Language Arts Instruction Strategies
208.003Reading and Language Development
208.008Reading and Language Development
208.010Reading and Language Development
208.011Reading and Language Development
Dr. Kline advocates for approaches to teaching that involve valuing the social, cultural, and linguistic resources of students and that highlight issues of power, equity, and social justice. She strives to engage learners in critical inquiry, deep reflection, and collaborative learning, and she strives to make visible for learners the complex processes involved in literacy teaching and learning.
The overarching purpose of Dr. Kline's research is to illuminate broad and disrupt narrow understanding of literacy. Her current scholarship centers on literacy in teacher education with an emphasis on writing as a sociocultural and sociopolitical activity.