Joshua Fahey Lawrence

Assistant Professor of Language, Literacy, and Technology
School of Education

Ed.D., 2008

Phone: (949) 824 2346

University of California, Irvine
3200 Education Building
Irvine, CA 92697

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Adolescent Reading, Vocabulary Development, Longitudinal Analysis, Second Language Acquisition
Publications Lawrence, J. F., Crosson, A. C., Paré-Blagoev, E. J., & Snow, C. E. (2015). Word Generation Randomized Trial: Discussion Mediates the Impact of Program Treatment on Academic Word Learning. (PDF) American Educational Research Journal. doi: 10.3102/0002831215579485

Lawrence, J. F., Hinga, B., Mahoney, J. L., & Vandell, D. L. (2015). Summer Activities and Vocabulary Development: Relationships Across Middle Childhood and Adolescence. International Journal for Research on Extended Education, 3(1).

Zheng, B., Lawrence, J. F., Warschauer, M., & Lin, C.-H. (2015). Middle School Students’ Writing and Feedback in a Cloud-Based Classroom Environment. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 20, 201–229.

Lawrence, J. F., Niiya, M., & Warschauer, M. (in press). Narrative writing in digital formats: Interpreting the impact of audience. Psychology of Language and Communication.

Lawrence, J. F., Rolland, R. G., Branum-Martin, L., & Snow, C. E. (2014). Generating Vocabulary Knowledge for At-Risk Middle School Readers: Contrasting Program Effects and Growth Trajectories. (PDF) Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 19(2), 76-97.

Yim, S., Warschauer, M., Zheng, B., & Lawrence, J. F. (2014). Cloud-Based Collaborative Writing and the Common Core Standards. (PDF). Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(3), 243-254.

Rydland, V., Grover, V., & Lawrence, J. F. (2014). The potentials and challenges of learning words from peers in preschool: A longitudinal study of second language learners in Norway. (Book Link) In A. Cekaite, S. Blum-Kulka, V. Grover, & E. Teubal (Eds.), Children’s Peer Talk Learning from Each Other (pp. 214–35). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hwang, J.K., Lawrence, J.F., Mo, E., & Snow, C.E. (2014). Differential effects of a systematic vocabulary intervention on adolescent language minority students with varying levels of English proficiency. (PDF). International Journal of Bilingualism.

Ippolito, J., Lawrence, J.F. & Zaller, C. (Eds.). (2013). Adolescent literacy in the era of the Common Core: From research into practice. (Order here). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. (Book support site).

Lawrence, J.F., Galloway, E. P., Yim, S. B., & Lin, A. (2013). Learning to write in middle school? Insights into adolescent writers' instructional experiences across content areas (PDF). Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 57 (2), 151–161.

Rydland, V., Aukrust, V., & Lawrence, J.F. (2013). The second-language vocabulary trajectories of Turkish immigrant children in Norway from ages five to ten: The role of preschool talk exposure,maternal education, and co-ethnic concentration in the neighborhood (PDF). Journal of Child Language, 1-30.

Lawrence, J.F. (2012). English vocabulary trajectories of students whose parents speak a language other than English: steep trajectories and sharp summer setback (PDF). Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal 25(5), 1113-1141.

Lawrence, J.F., Capotosto, L., Branum-Martin, L., White, C. & Snow, C.E. (2012). Language proficiency, home-language status, and English vocabulary development: A longitudinal follow-up of the Word Generation program. (PDF). Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15(3), 437-451.

Lawrence, J.F., White, C., & Snow, C. (2010). The words students need. Educational Leadership (PDF), 68(2), 22-26.

Lawrence, J.F. & Snow, C. (2010). Oral discourse and reading. (Link). In M. Kamil, P. D. Pearson, E.B. Moje, & P. Afflerbach (Eds.), Handbook of reading research (Vol. 4). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.

Snow, C., Lawrence, J.F., & White, C. (2009). Generating knowledge of academic language among urban middle school students (PDF). Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2(4), 325-344.

Lawrence, J.F. (2009). Summer reading: Predicting adolescent word learning from aptitude, time spent reading, and text type (PDF). Reading Psychology, 30(5), 445-465.

Fahey, K., Lawrence, J.F., & Paratore, J. R. (2007). Using electronic portfolios to make learning public (PDF). Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(6), 460-471. Reprinted in Afflerbach, P. (Ed.). (2010). Essential Readings on Assessment. Newark, DE International Reading Association. (Link).
Grants The Research of Xinjiang Uyghur Young Children's Chinese emergent literacy development (The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, 2011-2013)
Discussion of Socioscientific Issues in Classrooms to Develop Youth's Scientific Literacy About Climate Change (UCI Environmental Institute, 2012)
Teaching for text comprehension: Supporting young second-language learners’ text comprehension in urban multiethnic preschools in Norway (Norwegian Research Council 2013-2016)
Other Experience Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University 2008—2011

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