Recent Publications

Connor, Carol McDonald, Morrison, Frederick J., Fishman, Barry, Crowe, Elizabeth C., Al Otaiba, Stephanie, & Schatschneider, Christopher. (2013). A longitudinal cluster-randomized control study on the accumulating effects of individualized literacy instruction on students’ reading from 1st through 3rd gradePsychological Science.

Wanless, S.B., McClelland, M.M., Lan, X., Son, S-H., Cameron, C.E., Morrison, F.J., Chen, F-M., Chen, J-L., Li, S., Lee, K., Sung, M. (2013). Gender differences in behavioral regulation in four societies: The U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, and ChinaEarly Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 621-633.

Grammer, J. K., Coffman, J. L., & Ornstein, P. A., & Morrison, F. J. (2013). Change over Time: Conducting Longitudinal Studies of Children’s Cognitive Development.  Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 1-14.

Skibbe, L. E., Bindman, S. W., Hindman, A. H., Aram, D., Morrison, F. J. (2013). Longitudinal relations between parental writing support and preschoolers’ language and literacy skillsReading Research Quarterly, 48, 387-401.

Skibbe, L.E., Hindman, A. M., Connor, C. M., Housey, M., & Morrison, F. J. (2013). Relative contributions of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten to children’s literacy and mathematics skills.Early Education & Development, 24, 687-703.  

Falk, Emily B.1, Luke W. Hyde1, Colter Mitchell1, Jessica Faul, Richard Gonzalez, Mary Heitzeg, Daniel P. Keating, Kenneth M. Langa, Meghan E. Martz, Julie Maslowsky, Frederick J. Morrison, Douglas C. Noll, Megan E. Patrick, Fabian T. Pfeffer, Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Moriah E. Thomason, Pamela Davis-Kean2, Christopher S. Monk2, and John Schulenberg2. (2013). “Neuroscience meets population science: What is a representative brain?” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  1Joint First Authors, 2Senior Authors

Guo, Ying, Connor, Carol McDonald, Yang, Yangyun, Roehrig, Alysia D., &  Morrison, Frederick J. (2012). The effects of teacher qualification, teacher self-efficacy, and classroom practices on fifth graders’ literacy outcomes. Elementary School Journal, 113(1), 3-24.

Skibbe, L. E., Grimm, K. J., Bowles, R. P., & Morrison, F. J. (2012). Literacy growth in the academic year versus summer from preschool through second grade: Differential effects of schooling across four skills. Scientific Studies of Reading, 16, 141-165.

Cameron, C. E., Brock, L. B., Murrah, W. R., Bell, L., Worzalla, S., Grissmer, D. W., & Morrison, F. J. (2012). Fine motor skills and executive function both contribute to kindergarten achievement. Child Development, 83, 1229-1244.

Hindman, A. H., & Morrison, F. J. (2012). The impact of parenting dimensions on preschool literacy and learning-related social skills in a middle-income sample. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 58(2), 191-223.

Connor, Carol McDonald, Rice, Diana C., Canto, Angela I., Southerland, Sherry A., Underwood, Phyllis, Kaya, Sibel, . . . Morrison, Frederick J. (2012). Child Characteristics by Science Instruction Interactions in Second and Third Grade and Their Relation to Students’ Content-Area Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Reading Skill GainsThe Elementary School Journal, 113(1), 52-75.

Guo, Y., Connor, C. M., Yang, Y., Roehrig, A. D., & Morrison, F. J. (2012). The effects of teacher qualification, teacher self-efficacy, and classroom practices on fifth graders’ literacy outcomesElementary School Journal, 113(1), 3-24.

Morrison, F. J., & Hindman, A. H.(2012). How is school readiness best fostered? In E. Reese & S. Suggate (Eds.), Contemporary debates in child development and education (pp. 123-132). New York: Routledge.

Connor, Carol McDonald, & Morrison, Frederick J. (2012). Knowledge Acquisition in the Classroom: Literacy and Content Area Knowledge In A. M. Pinkham, T. Kaefer & S. B. Neuman (Eds.), Knowledge Development in Early Childhood: How Young Children Build Knowledge and Why It Matters (Vol. in press, pp. 220-241). New York: Guilford Press

Cameron, C. E., & Morrison, F. J. (2011). Teacher activity orienting predicts preschoolers’ academic and self-regulatory skills. Early Education & Development, 22, 620-648.

Connor, Carol McDonald, Morrison, Frederick J., Fishman, Barry, Giuliani, Sarah, Luck, Melissa, Underwood, Phyllis, . . . Schatschneider, Christopher. (2011). Classroom instruction, child X instruction interactions and the impact of differentiating student instruction on third graders’ reading comprehension. Reading Research Quarterly, 46(3), 189-221.

Connor, Carol McDonald, Morrison, Frederick J., Schatschneider, Christopher, Toste, Jessica, Lundblom, Erin G., Crowe, Elizabeth, & Fishman, Barry. (2011). Effective classroom instruction: Implications of child characteristic by instruction interactions on first graders’ word reading achievement. Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 4(3), 173-207.

Skibbe, L. E., Connor, C. M., Morrison, F. J., & Jewkes, A. M. (2011). Schooling effects on preschoolers’ self-regulation, early literacy, and language growth. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 42-49.

Wanless, S. B., McClelland, M. M., Acock, A. C., Ponitz, C. C., Son, S.-H., Lan, X., Morrison, F. J., Chen, J.-L., Chen, F.-M., Lee, K., Sung, M, & Li, S. (2011). Measuring behavioral regulation in four cultures. Psychological Assessment. 23(2), 364-378.

Hindman, A. H., & Morrison, F. J. (2011). School-family partnership and its associations with early literacy and social skills among Head Start preschoolers. Elementary School Journal, 11(3), 359-386.

Worzalla, S. L., Skibbe, L. E., Hindman, A. H., Aram, D., & Morrison, F. J. (2011).  Parental writing support and preschoolers’ early language, literacy, and fine motor skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Connor, C. M., Morrison, F. J., Fishman, B., Giuliani, S., Luck, M., Underwood, P., . . . Schatschneider, C. (2011). Classroom instruction, child X instruction interactions and the impact of differentiating student instruction on third graders’ reading comprehensionReading Research Quarterly, 46(3), 189-221.

Wanless, S.B., McClelland, M.M., Acock, A.C, Ponitz, C.C., Son, S-H., Lan, X., Morrison, F.J. Chen, J-L., Chen, F-M, Lee, K, Sung, M., Su, L. (2011). Measuring behavioral regulation in four societies. Psychological Assessment, 23 (2), 364-378.

Reprinted: Hindman, A., Skibbe, L. E., & Morrison, F. J. (2011). Teacher outreach to families across the transition to school: An examination of teachers’ practices and their unique contributions to children’s early academic outcomes. In D. M. Laverick & M. R. Jalongo (Eds.). Educating the Young Child: Vol 4. Transitions to Early Care and Education (pp. 57-71). New York: Springer.

Pathways to Literacy Project. University of Michigan.