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Strachan, S. L., Block, M. K., & Roberts, S. L. (2016). Cardboard airplanes: Authentic ways to foster curiosity about geography in the early childhood classroom. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 29(2),


Block, M. K. & Duke, N. K. (2015). Letter names can cause confusion and other things every early childhood educator should know about English orthography. Young Children, 70(1), 84-91.


Knight, J. A. & Block, M. K. (Fall 2014). “They just loved to be experts!”: Inspiring writing in the kindergarten classroom. Utah Journal of Literacy 17(2), 17-24.
Doctor of Philosophy, 2013, Michigan State University

Courses Taught

EDU 330: Reading in the Elementary School

EDU 380: Pre-Student Teaching