What I do:


I am a doctoral student in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. My current research focuses on social annotation as a tool for improving reading in post-secondary contexts.

Recent Work

Social annotation and layered readings in composition

Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming May 2018). Social annotation and layered readings in composition. To be presented to presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, Fairfax, VA.

Pedagogies of rhetorical reading in first-year composition

Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming March 2018). Pedagogies of rhetorical reading in first-year composition. To be presented at the CCCC Annual Convention, Kansas City, MO.

Racialized and gendered flights through history: Woolf’s Orlando and Alexie’s Flight

Sprouse, M.L. “Racialized and gendered flights through history: Woolf’s Orlando and Alexie’s Flight.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany. (Forthcoming).

Collaborative digital annotation

Sprouse, M.L. (2017, July). Collaborative digital annotation. Presented at the International Literacy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Reading strategies and social annotation in the composition course

Sprouse, M.L. (2017, June). Reading strategies and social annotation in the composition course. Presented at the 2017 CCCC Summer Conference, Clermont, OH. https://scholar.uc.edu/works/generic_works/bc388858z

The consequential validity of the M-STEP

This paper applies Slomp, Corrigan, and Sugimoto’s (2014) consequential validity framework to the third-grade Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) in English language arts (ELA). Slomp et al.’s (2014)

Social annotation: Multiple perspectives for deeper reading

Sprouse, M.L. “Social annotation: Multiple perspectives for deeper reading.” Voices from the Middle ONLINE. (Forthcoming, May 2017).

Collaborative annotation as discussion forum

Sprouse, M.L. (2017, April). Collaborative annotation as discussion forum 2.0. Webinar hosted by Hypothes.is.

The pedagogy of collaborative annotation

Sprouse, M.L. (2017, April). The pedagogy of collaborative annotation. Webinar hosted by Hypothes.is.

Collaborative professional development through a critique protocol

The most common forms of teacher professional development are ineffective and lead to low teacher satisfaction. A critique protocol offers an alternative that intellectually engages teachers and fosters meaningful collaboration