Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in Ontario, Canada where she teaches drama-in-education and mentors teacher candidates. Kari-Lynn holds a teaching degree from the University of Toronto, in regular and special education for children ages 3-13. She is also a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (in Montreal), where she earned a certificate in technical theatre. Before completing her graduate degrees she taught in North Carolina for three years and in Toronto for 2 years. Her published work includes both scholarly texts and articles, and award winning picture books for children. Her first picture book, Jeffrey and Sloth (Orca 2007) was a Silver Medalist for the 2008-2009 Chocolate Lily Award, a Silver Medalist for the 2008 Blue Spruce award, a finalist for the 2008 BC Book Prize, and winner of the ABCs of Education best books for 2007.
Winner of the 2005 Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Masters Research Award, this text reports on Dr. Winter's investigation into the ways in which arts can be effectively integrated with a reading program to teach and evaluate global reading comprehension strategies among less proficient readers who do not have decoding deficits.