Watson Literacy Center

Welcome to the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center

The Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center is the "home" of literacy at Park University. We hope it will also become a home for anyone who is interested in learning more about literacy. The Literacy Center's primary audience is the people who work face to face with children and young people, from birth through high school, every day. This includes teachers, school administrators, parents, and other caretakers. We are interested in helping anyone who works with children and youth and who cares about literacy.


Typescripts are created to assist educators in the process of miscue analysis and assist educators in assessing a student’s reading level.

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About Dr. Watson

Dorothy Harper Watson is that rare combination of scholar and activist. As she puts it: "...not only should we talk the talk and walk the walk, but we should sing the songs and dance the dances."

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Guiding Principles

All activities of the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center will be guided by seven principles. These principles are derived from Dorothy Watson's work in literacy education and are intended to be consistent with the philosophical orientation that underlies her work.

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