Sinatra, R.C., Blake, B.E., Guastello, E.F., & Robertson,
J.M. (2007). Reflective literacy practices in an age of standards:
Engaging K-8 learners. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon.
Ornstein, A.C., Sinatra, R.C. (2005). K-8 Instructional methods:
A literacy perspective. NY: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
Sinatra, R.C. (2003). Word recognition and vocabulary
understanding strategies for literacy success. Norwood, MA:
Sinatra, R.C. (1986). Visual literacy connections to thinking,
reading, and writing. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Sinatra, R.C. & Gemake-Stahl, J. (1983). Using the right
brain in the language arts. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Sinatra, R., Beaudry, J., Stahl-Gemake, J., Guastello, E.F.
(1998). Combining visual literacy, text understanding, and writing
for culturally diverse learners. In M.F. Optiz (ed.), Literacy
instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students
(173-179). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. This
chapter was initially published in a co-authored article and
reprinted from Journal of Reading, 33, May, 1990. IRA wanted to
reuse this article in this collection of articles about cultural
and diverse learners.
Finnegan, R. & Sinatra, R.C. (1994). Interactive computer
assisted instruction with adults. In M.C. Radenick (Ed.), Adult
literacy: A compendium of articles from the Journal of Reading (pp.
186-200). Newark, DE: International Reading Association, Inc. This
chapter was a former October, 1991, co-authored article with Roslyn
Finnegan (A SJU Reading Graduate student). This article was
republished as a chapter in the Technology section of this
Sinatra, R.C. (1984). Literature and the visual arts: Natural
Motivations for literacy. In E. Cramer & M. Castle (Eds.),
Fostering the love of reading: The affective domain in reading
education (pp.104-117). Newark, DE: International Reading
Sinatra, R.C., deMendez, E.S., & Price, G.E. (1993). The
learning styles and creative accomplishments of adolescents in
Guatemala. In R.M. Milgram, R., Dunn, & G.E. Price (Eds.).
Teaching and counseling gifted and talented adolescents (pp.
161-173). Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
Lehman, P., & Sinatra, R.C. (1988). Assessing arts curricula
in the schools. Their role, content and purpose. In T. McLoughlin
(Ed.). Towards a new era in arts education (pp. 53-79). NY:
American Council for the Arts.
Sinatra, R.C. (1987). Holistic applications in computer-based
reading and language arts programs. In G. Mason & J. Blanchard
(Eds.). The computer in reading and language arts (pp. 95-108). NY:
Spiridakis, J., Sinatra, R.C., (1984). Socio-cultural
foundations of reading for the bilingual student. In A.L.
Carrasquilla & P. Segan (Eds.) The teaching of reading in
Spanish to the bilingual student (49-71). Madrid, Spain: Prudencio
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). Wrote two chapters in book; Using
professional consultants and establishing curriculum advisory
groups. In K. Dunn & R. Dunn (Eds.). The School Administrator
in Action: Situational Leadership for Principals (pp. 31-36 and pp.
69-73). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Sinatra, R.C., (1982). Learning literacy in nonverbal style. In
James Keefe (Ed.). Student learning styles and brain behavior
(pp._______). Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School
Sinatra, R.C. (1981). Visual literacy: A concrete language for
the learning disabled. In M. Gottleib and L. Bradford (Eds.).
Learning Disabilities: An Audio Journal of Continuing Education
(Vol. 4, June): NY: Grune and Stratton.
ARTICLES IN REFEREED
Blake, B.E. & Sinatra, R. (2005). The 6 Rs approach:
Developing “critical” writers among poor urban students in a summer
literacy program. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 15,
Sinatra, R.C. (2004). Using out-of-school time for homeless
children. Educational Update (Part II of a series of the Plight of
Homeless Children), 10, p. 16.
Sinatra, R.C. (2004). Smart Kids at CampUs. Teaching Pre-K-8,
Guastello, E.F. & Sinatra, R.C. (2001). Improving students’
oral presentation skills through the use of technology and
multi-media. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 11, 5-17.
Sinatra, R.C. (2000). Teaching learners to think, read and write
more effectively in content subjects. The Clearing House, 73,
Beasley, T.M., Gemake, J., Sinatra, R., and Lewisthwaite, B.
(1999-2000). Relationship(s) between global-format and
analytic-format learning style assessments based on the Dunn and
Dunn model. National Forum of Applied Education Research Journal,
Invited by the lead author, National Council for Teachers of
English (NCTE) and Scholastic to contribute an essay. Sinatra, R.
(1994). Visualization, images and imagination. In A. Purves (Ed.),
Encyclopedia of English Studies and Language Arts (pp. 1240-1242).
Sinatra, R.C. (1992). Using meaningful context to build poor
readers’ sight vocabularies. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 8,
Cronin, H., Sinatra, R.C., & Barkley, W. (1992). Combining
writing with text organization in content instruction. National
Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Bulletin, 76,
Sinatra, R.C. & Pizzo, J. (1992). Mapping the road to
reading comprehension. Teaching K-8, 23, 102-105 (and cover).
Invited by the editors of The Reading and Writing Quarterly to
do a theme issue on topic, “Strategies for teaching word
recognition to disabled readers”, Winter 1991-1992, Volume 2. I
solicited and reviewed work of five major authors and authored
Invited by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum
Development (ASCD) to be one of five major authors for the Language
Arts section of the ASCD Curriculum Handbook, Winter 1991-1992
Sinatra, R.C. & Dowd, C. (1991). Using syntactic and
semantic cues to learn vocabulary. Journal of Reading, 35,
Finnegan R., Sinatra, R.C. (1991). Interactive computer-assisted
instruction with adults. Journal of Reading, 35, October,
Sinatra, R.C. (1991). Integrating whole language with the
learning of text structure. The Journal of Reading, 34, March,
424-433. (This article was highlighted in the March 1991 issue of
Invited by the Center for the Study of Reading to publish
technical report: Stahl, S., Chou Hare, V., Sinatra, R., Gregory,
J. (1991, April). Defining the role of prior knowledge and
vocabulary in reading comprehension. Technical Report #526.
Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois.
Sinatra, R.C., Geisert, G., & Dunn, R. (1990). Reading,
writing, learning styles and computers. Journal of Reading,
Writing, and Learning Disabilities, 6, 297-305.
Peresich, M, Meadows, D., Sinatra, R. (1990). Content area
cognitive mapping for reading and writing proficiency, Journal of
Reading, 38, 424-432.
Dowd, C. & Sinatra, R.C. (1990). Computer programs and
learning of text structure. Journal of Reading, 34, 104-112.
Richardson, E., Baxter, C. & Sinatra, R.C. (1990). The
library media specialist: A key partner in a literacy success
story. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 7, (Sept.)
Cronin, H.C., Sinatra, R., & Meadows, D.C. (1990). Writing
to learn across the curriculum. The Executive Educator, 12,
Cronin, H.C., Sinatra, R. & Meadows, D.C. (1990).
Integrating computers, reading and writing across the curriculum.
Educational Leadership, 48, 57-62.
Sinatra, R.C. (1990). Semantic mapping: A thinking strategy for
improved reading and writing development, Part I. Teaching ,
Thinking, and Program Solving, 12, (Jan./Feb.). 1-2. Published by
Research for Better Schools and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates;
Sinatra, R.C. (1990). Semantic mapping: Part II: A computer
mapping approach. Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving,
March/April. Published by Research for Better Schools and Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, 12, pp. 5-9.
Osborne-Wilson, C., Sinatra, R., Baratta, A. (1989). Helping
Chinese students in the literacy transfer process. Journal of
Reading, 32, 330-336.
Invited by editors of Reading Psychology (1988) to do theme
issue on topic “Visual literacy and its relationship to written
literacy”, Volume 2, No. 4. I solicited and edited work from 12
author teams in the United States, Canada, and Sweden. I authored
the editorial comment to introduce the theme issue.
Invited by National Association of Secondary School Principals
(NASSP) to do single author monograph; Sinatra, R. (1988).
Interrelations of brain and learning style research, 60 pp. Reston,
VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Arena, J. (1987). Profiles – An interview with Richard Sinatra:
Visual literacy connections. Academic Therapy, 23, 169-171.
Sinatra, R.C. & Cholakis, M.S. (1987). Teaching children to
read through learning styles. The Oregon Elementary Principal, 48,
Sinatra, R.C. (1987). Semantic organizing and reading and
writing effectiveness: A research view. Challenge, 2, June, (New
York City Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Sinatra, R.C. (1986). Enhancing thinking in remedial settings
through microcomputer applications. Teacher’s Magazine, 1,
Gemake, J., Sinatra, R.C. (1986). Using maps to improve writing.
Early Years, 17, 52-55 and cover.
Sinatra, R.C. (1986). The arts as a vehicle for thinking. Early
Years, 16, 54-56.
Sinatra, R.C., Berg, D., & Dunn, R. (1985). Semantic mapping
improves reading comprehension for the learning disabled student.
Teaching Exceptional Children, 17, 310-314.
Sinatra, R.C., Stahl-Gemake, J., & Gustello, E.F. (1984).
Photo essays teach children to organize their writing. Highway One,
Sinatra, R.C. (1984). Brain functioning and creative behavior.
Roeper Review, 7, 48-54.
Sinatra, R.C. & Annacone, D. (1984). Questioning strategies
to promote cognitive inquiry in the Social Studies. The Social
Studies, 75, 18-23.
Burton, E., & Sinatra, R.C. (1984). Relationship of
cognitive style and word type for beginning readers. Reading World,
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). Helping students to get things done by
visual compositions. The English Quarterly, 16, (Summer) 59-62.
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). How learning style and brain behavior
contribute to a richer understanding of visual literacy. Journal of
Visual/Verbal, 3, 61-66.
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). Research report: Holistic curriculum
improves reading and writing skills. Highway One, 6, 10-14.
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). Brain research sheds light on language
learning. Educational Leadership, 9-12.
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). The parent’s role in healthy brain
development. Early Years, 14, 32-37 & 60.
Sinatra, R.C. (1983). Everything you always wanted to know but
were afraid to ask about sensorimotor experience and brain growth.
Early Years. 13, pp. 44 & 45, 54 & 55, & 35.
Sinatra, R.C. (1982). Sentence development: using a nonverbal
approach. Academic Therapy, 19, 79-88.
Sinatra, R.C. (1982). Brain processing: Where learning styles
begin, Early Years, 12, February, 49-50.
Sinatra, R.C. & Spiridakis, J. (1981). A visual approach to
sentence combining for the limited English proficient student.
Bilingual Resources, 4, 21-25.
Sinatra, R.C. (1981). Visual compositions and language
development. Technology and Mediated Instruction, 15 (Winter),
16-23. Also in EJ 252 332.
Blau, H., & Sinatra, R.C. (1981). Word learning: Using the
right brain. Academic Therapy, 17, (September), 69-75.
Sinatra, R.C. (1981). Growing language through pictures. Highway
One, 4, (Spring), 42-49. (Publ. of Canadian Council of Teachers of
Sinatra, R.C. (1981). Using visuals to help the second language
learner. Reading Teacher, 34, (February), 539-546. Also in EJ 240
Sinatra, R.C. (1980). Sliding into winning compositions,
Technology and Mediated Instruction, 14, (Winter) 37-44.
Sinatra, R.C. & Kinsler, K. (1977). Promoting language arts
through values clarification. The Reading Teacher, 31, (November)
173-178. Also in EJ 169 493.
Sinatra, R.C. (1977). The cloze technique for reading
comprehension and vocabulary development, Reading Improvement, 14,
Sinatra, R.C. & Taber-Kinsler, K., (1976). Value strategies
in the teaching of reading, The Elementary School Journal.
(November) 77, 159-164, also in ERIC ED 109 650.
Sinatra, R.C. (1975). Language experience in Title I summer
camping programs. Reading Improvement, 12 (Fall), 148-56.
Sinatra, R.C. (1973). Summer Reading program on a point
reinforcer system. Journal of Reading, 16, (February), 395-400.