Richard I. Ammon, D.Ed.

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Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Biography

Dr. Richard Ammon is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Education. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in children’s literature and language arts. He has conducted numerous workshops through Continuing Education, which have featured noted children’s authors and illustrators. He has also presented numerous sessions at National Council of Teachers of English and International Reading Association conventions, which have included noted children’s literature authors and illustrators on the programs. His research interests have been focused on teaching the writing and illustration of hero/journey/adventure tales and other issues in children’s literature.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Richard Ammon has served as a consultant to numerous school districts. In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, he also has written five children’s books: The Kids’ Book of Chocolate, Growing Up Amish, Trains at Work, An Amish Christmas, An Amish Wedding, and An Amish Year(Antheneum 1999), Conestoga Wagons (Holiday House 2000), and Amish Horses(Atheneum 2001).

Research Interests

Teaching the writing and illustration of hero/journey/adventure tales

Issues in children’s literature

Publications

Ammon, R. (Fall 1993). Writing and Illustrating Folktales. The ALAN Review.

Tunnell, M. and Ammon, R. (1993). The story of ourselves: Teaching history through children's literature. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Ammon, R. and Weigard, D. (1993). A look at other trade book topics and genres.The story of ourselves: Teaching history through children's literature. M Tunnell and R. Ammon, editors. Portsmouth, NY: Heinemann.

Ammon, R. (1996). An Amish Christmas. Illustrated by Pamela Patrick. Atheneum.

Education

B.S.; M.Ed.; D.Ed. (Penn State)