Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters

Faculty of Education

Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters

Associate Professor (PhD)
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement till June 2011

Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education. She obtained her PhD and MEd from the University of British Columbia, her Bed from OISE/UT, and her Honours BA from Brock University. Kari-Lynn is also an award-winning educator, Canadian children’s author and playwright.

Research Interests

Teacher education; Multimodal authorship; Arts integration; Literacy; Children’s literature


Academic Books

Rogers, T., Winters, K., Perry, M., & La Monde, A. (2014). Youth claims: Arts, media, and critical literacies in the lives of Adolescents. London, UK: Routledge.

Winters, K. (2013). Beyond words. Using the arts to enhance early reading comprehension. Birmingham, AL: Look Again Press.

Academic Book Contirubtions

Winters, K., Figg, C., Potts, D. & Lenters, K. (In press). “Engaging authors: How published authors inspire and strengthen students’ literacy practices.”  In Nodelman, P., Reimer, M., & Hamer, N. (Eds.), New words about pictures. Routledge. 

Rogers, T., Winters, K., Bryan, G., McCormick, F., House, L, Mezzarobba, D., & Sinclaire, C. (2011). “Developing the IRIS: Toward Situated and Valid Assessment Measures in Collaborative Professional Development and School Reform in Literacy.” In Peter Afflerbach (Ed.), Essential readings on assessment. Newark, DE: International Reading Association

Rogers, T. & Winters, K. (2010). Textual play, satire, and counter discourses of street youth zining practices. In Donna Alvermann (Ed.), Adolescents’ Online Literacies: Connecting classrooms, media, and paradigms. New York, NY: Peter Lang. pp. 91–108. 

Winters, K. (2009). Rumors: Starting the school year. In Stephen Rogers (ed.), My First Year in the Classroom. Avon, MA: Adams Media.


Winters, K., Rogers, T. and Schofield, A. (2006) The Antigone project: Using drama and multiple literacies to support print literacy among youth. In Jasinski Schneider, J., Crumpler, T., and Rogers, T. (Eds), Process drama and multiple literacies: Addressing social, cultural, and ethical issues. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Refereed (Blind Peer Reviewed) Journals


Lenters, K., & Winters, K. (2013). Fracturing writing spaces: Multimodal storytelling ignites process writing. The Reading Teacher, 63(3), pp.227-237.

Barrett, J. & Winters, K. (in press). Dancing toward physical literacy from stage right and stage left: Pedagogical approaches from both physical education and arts education. Physical and Health Education Canada.

McLauchlan, D. and Winters, K. (In press). Students and instructors as co-authors in drama: Re-imaging borders of knowledge generation, identity, and ownership. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.

Winters, K. & Vratulis, V. (2013). "Puppets don't have legs! Dinosaurs have digits!" Using the dramatic and media arts to deepen knowledge in content areas. Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning, 1(2), pp.91-110.

Winters, K. (2013). Interweaving A/R/Ts and graphy: Discursive postitions of writing and writing instruction. Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts, 3(1), pp. 1-25.

Wager, A.C. & Winters, K. (2013). Expanding educators’ awareness of youth homelessness through critical dramatic inquiry. Teaching and Learning: Special Issue on Equity, Engagement, Teaching and Learning, 7(3) 29-46.

Winters, K. (2012). The missing tooth: Case illustrations of a child's assembled, out-of-school authorship. Brock Education, 22 (1) 3-25.

Winters, K & Vratulis, V. (2012). Authored assemblages in a digital world: Illustrations of a child’s online, social, critical, and semiotic meaning making. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.

Winters, K. (2010). Quilts of authorship: A literature review of multimodal assemblage in the field of literacy education. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 3(1). http://www.cjnse-rcjce.ca/ojs2/index.php/cjnse/article/viewArticle/161

Rogers, T., Winters, K., La Monde, A., Perry, M. (2010). Youth media production as new literacy practices: A play of genre, positioning and critique. Pedagogies, 5(4), pp. 298–312.

Winters, K., Belliveau, G., & Sherritt, L. (2009). Shifting identities, literacy, and a/r/t/ography: Exploring an educational theatre company. Language and Literacy, 11(1). http://www.langandlit.ualberta.ca/Spring2009/Winters.htm

Winters, K. (2006). Letting Arnold Lobel pack my luggage: From reader response to composition strategies. The Dragon Lode, 24(2), pp. 46–50.

Rogers, T., Winters, K., & Bryan, G. (2006). Developing the IRIS: Toward situated and valid assessment measures in collaborative professional development and school reform in literacy. The Reading Teacher, 59(6), pp. 544–553.

Refereed Creative Publication in the Literary Arts
Children's Picture Books (Determined by Editors and Editorial Committees)


Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2016). On my ride. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2016). On my swim. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2015). On my hike. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2015). On my skis. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2015). The mightiest of all. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2015). Because I am a girl. Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2015). Just Be-a. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. & Wentworth, I. (Forthcoming, 2015). Zoom in on zombie critters. Markham, ON:
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2014). On this day. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
Winters, K. & Wentworth, I. (Forthcoming, 2014). Bite into bloodsuckers. Markham, ON:
Winters, K. & Sherritt-Fleming, L. (Forthcoming, 2014). Count us in: Math fun for everyone. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2014). No-matter-what friend. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. (Forthcoming, 2013). Stinky Skunk Mel. Vancouver, BC: Simply Read Books.
Winters, K. (2013). When chickens fly. Illustrated by Izabela Bzymek. Vancouver, BC: Tickle Trunk Publications.
Winters, K. (2013). Buzz About bees. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
Winters, K. (2012). Gift days. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
Stone, T., Winters, K. & Sherritt-Fleming, L. (2011). aRHYTHMetic: A book and a half of stories about math. Vancouver, BC: Tickle Trunk Publications.
Winters, K. (2010). Runaway alphabet. Illustrated by Ben Frey. Vancouver, BC: Simply Read Books.
Stone, T., Winters, K., Sherritt-Fleming, L. & Jutras-Tarakdjian. (2010). aRYTHMEtique: Un livre (et demi) de poésie sur les mathématiques Vancouver, BC: Gumboot Books.
Winters, K. (2009). On My Walk. Illustrated by Christina Leist. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Winters, K. (2007). Jeffery and Sloth. Illustrated by Ben Hodson. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers.

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Welch Hall Brock University
Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

Office: WH 378
T: 905 688 5550 x5494
E: kwinters@brocku.ca