Wayne State University

Phyllis E. Whitin

Phyllis E. Whitin
Professor Emeritus

 


Education
  • PhD, Elementary Education, University of South Carolina, 1993
  • MAT, Elementarty Education, University of New Hampshire, 1972
  • B.A., Religion, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1970

Responsibilities

  • Language Arts and Children's Literature Program Area Coordinator
  • Chair, COE Curriculum Committee

Academic Interests

Elementary Education: Language arts, children's literature

Area of Expertise

  • Multimodality
  • Integrated, inquiry-based elementary instruction
  • Integration of mathematics and language

Research Interests

  • Interdisplinary inquiry-based learning
  • Multimodality
  • Integration of mathematics and language

Awards & Honors

2010
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University

Publications

Empowering children as critics and composers of multimodal texts
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D. J.   2012 Talking Points 23 2-12
Exploring Gee's Bend quilts through interdisciplinary Investigations.
Mtichell, R., Whitin, P., & Whitin, D.   2012 Art Education 65: 1 25-32
Making Sense of Fractions and Percents
Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P.   2012 Teaching Children Mathematics 18 490-496
Valuing little steps toward inquiry
Grueber, D. & Whitin, P.   2012 Science and Children 50 39-43
Mathematical pattern hunters
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D. J.   2011 Young Children 66 84-90
Investigating critical numeracy within a critical literacy framework
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D. J.   2011 Language Arts Journal of Michigan 27 38-42
Learning to read the numbers: Integrating critical literacy and critical numeracy in k-8 classrooms
Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P.   2011 New York: Routledge
Tech-to-stretch: Expanding possibilities for literature response
Whitin, P.   2009 The Reading Teacher 62(5) 408-418
Learning to read the numbers: A critical orientation toward statistics
Whitin, P., & Whitin, D. J.   2008 Language Arts 85 (6) 432-441
Learning to solve problems in the primary grades
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D. J.   2008 Teaching Children Mathematics 14 (7) 426-432
The mathematics survey: A tool for assessing attitudes and dispositions
Whitin, P.   2007 Teaching Children Mathematics 13 (8) 426-433
New visions for linking literature and mathematics
Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P.   2004 Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; and Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English
Math is language too
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D.J.   2000 Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; and Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English
Inquiry at the window
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D.J.   1997 Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
Sketching stories, stretching minds
Whitin, P.   1996 Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann