Areas of Specialization
- The Reading and the Writing Process
- Cognitive Mapping
- Classroom Applications
- Out-of-School time programs for at-risk students
Sinatra, R. (2007, in press). Literacy success with homeless
children. Journal of At-Risk Issues. Summer, 2007
Sinatra, R. (2004). A summer literacy approach yields success for
inner-city children. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 14,
Guastello, E.F., Beasley, T.M., & Sinatra, R.C. (2000). Concept
mapping effects on science content comprehension of low-achieving
inner-city seventh graders. Remedial and Special Education, 21,
Beaudry, J., Sinatra, R., Pizzo, T. & Geisert G. (1995).
Multi-site evaluation of a computer semantic mapping and writing
approach for fourth and seventh grade at-risk students. New
Directions for Education Reform, 2, 9-33.
Drew, M., Dunn, R., Sinatra, R.C., Quinn P., and Spiridakis J.
(1995). Effects of matching and mismatching minority low achievers
with culturally similar and dissimilar – story content and learning
style and traditional instructional strategies. National Forum of
Applied Educational Research Journal, 8, 3-12.
Sinatra, R.C., Beaudry, J., Pizzo, J., & Geisert, G. (1994).
Using a Computer-based semantic mapping reading, and writing
approach with at-risk fourth graders. Journal of Computing in
Childhood Education. 5, 93-112
Sinatra, R.C., Beaudry, J., (1994). Examining the value of using
alternative writing approaches to enhance literacy development. The
Language and Literacy Spectrum, 4, 30-34.
Stahl, S., Chow Hare, V., Sinatra, R. & Gregory, J. (1991).
Defining the role of prior knowledge and vocabulary in reading
comprehension: The retiring of number 41. Journal of Reading
Behavior, 23, 487-508.
Sinatra, R.C., Beaudry J., Stahl-Gemake, J., & Guastello, E.F.
(1990). Combining visual literacy, text understanding, and writing
for culturally diverse students. Journal of Reading, 33,
Sinatra, R. (1989). Verbal/visual processing for males disabled in
print acquisition, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22,
Sinatra, R., Beaudry, J., Guastello, E.F., Stahl-Gemake, J. (1988).
Examining the use of photo essays on student’s writing ability.
Reading Psychology, 9, 399-408.
Sinatra, R. (1989). Styles of thinking and literacy proficiency for
males disabled in print acquisition. Reading Psychology, 9,
Sinatra, R., Primavera, L., & Hirshoren, A. (1987). Learning
style, behavior ratings, and achievement interactions for
adjudicated adolescents. Educational and Psychological Research, 7,
Dunn, R., Dunn, K., Primavera, L., Virostko, J., & Sinatra, R.
(1987). A timely solution: Effects of chronobiology on achievement
and behavior. The Clearing House, 61, 5-8.
Sinatra, R.C., & Venezia, J. (1986). A visual approach to
improved literacy for special education adolescents. The
Exceptional Child, 33, 187-192.
Sinatra, R.C., Primavera, L., & Waked, W. (1986). Learning
style and intelligence of reading disabled students. Perceptual and
Motor Skills, 63, 1243-1250.
Sinatra, R.C. & Venezia, J. (1986). Establishing interrater
reliability for kindergarten and primary grade writers. Early Child
Development and Care, 24, 91-112. (Published by Gordon and Breach
Science Publishers, printed in Great Britain).
Sinatra, R.C., Stahl-Gemake, J., & Morgan, N. (1986). Using
semantic mapping after reading to organize and write original
discourse. Journal of Reading, 30, 4-13.
Dunn, R., Della-Valle, J., Geisert, G., Dunn, K., Zenhausen, R.,
& Sinatra, R.C. (1986). The effects of matching and mismatching
students’ nobility preferences on recognition and memory
tasks. Journal of Educational Research, 79, 267-272.
Sinatra, R.C., Stahl-Gemake, J., Berg, D. (1984). Improving reading
comprehension of disabled readers through semantic mapping. Reading
Teacher, 38, 22-29. This study was included in The National Reading
Panel Report, 2000, under Graphic Organizer References, p.
Sinatra, R.C., & Blau, H. (1983). Hemispheric routing of
tactile delivered words for dyslexic males. Perceptual and Motor
Skills, 57, 178-184.
Sinatra, R.C. (1984). Use of three writing tasks at an adolescent
treatment center. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 59, 355-358.