The Mississippi Reading Association awarded Dr. Chrystal Hodges, assistant professor of education, a monetary award for instructional materials.

The materials purchased will give pre-service teachers access to high quality children’s literature books to plan and teach content area concepts, through an integrated curriculum, while promoting literacy skills.

The expected outcomes will be an in-depth understanding of using high quality children’s literature to promote literacy skills and demonstrated ability to apply high quality children’s literature to introduce and increase mastery of content area concepts.