Dr. Elaine Chakonas
EdTPA Coordinator-Elementary Education
Teacher Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5366
Literacy methods, planning for instruction, differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment.
Courses Taught
ELED 301: Curriculum of the Elementary School
ELED 302: Methods of Teaching Language Arts
ELED 306A: Methods of Teaching Reading
ELED 328: Curriculum Experience in Elementary Education
ELED 329: Student Teaching in Elementary Education
Research Interests
Literacy methods, mentoring teacher candidates, differentiated planning for instruction, and differentiated assessment.

Loyola University, Chicago Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.

Loyola University, Chicago Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties, M.Ed.

B.A.  English Education. University of Illinois, Chicago.

Selected Publications

Chakonas, E.P.    (Winter 2007) “Literacy Methods Preparation of Pre-Service Teachers:  Illinois Reading Council’s (IRC) Student Members’ Perspectives”. Eastern Education Journal.

Arnoff, K., Ed.  (2007)  So To Teach:  Inspiring Stories that Touch the Heart.  Kappa Delta Pi Publications.  “Teacher, My Name is Evangelia”, pp. 81-84.

Chakonas, E.P.   (Spring 2007)   “Are You Raising Good Greek Sons?”.  Mia Magazine.

Chakonas, E.P.   (Winter 2006)   “Electra, Plato, Stacy and Christina:  Meet the Characters in Books Featuring  Greek Children”.  Mia Magazine.

Chakonas, E.P.  (Fall 2006).    “The Greek Orthodox Churches of the Chicago Archdiocese”.  Mia Woman Magazine, , pp. 31-32.

Chakonas, E.P.  (Summer 2006).    “Words of Wisdom”.  Mia Woman Magazine , pp. 100-101.

Chakonas, E.P.   (Spring 2006. vol. 13).   “Principles of Effective Teaching”.  New Teacher Advocate,, pp. 8-9. 

Chakonas, E.P.  (Winter 2006).  “You Know Who You Are:  A Greek Girl Finds Herself Renamed”.    Mia Woman Magazine.

Chakonas, E.P.  (Winter 2006).  “Teacher, My Name is Evangelia”.  Kappa Delta Pi Record, p. 96.

Perino, F., Chakonas, E.P.  (Summer 2006, vol. XIII)  “A Qualitative Analysis of Pre- Service Teachers’ Responses to Program Effectiveness”.  Critical Issues in Teacher Educationthe journal  of the Illinois Association of Teacher Educators.

Chakonas, E.P.  (2005). “Growing Up Greek in Chicago:  A First Grader’s Perspective”.  Greektown Chicago: Its History-Its Recipes, by Alexa Ganakos, p. 32.

Passman, R., McKnight, K.S., & Chakonas, E.P. (Summer 2005).  Nouns do Noun-y Things:  A preliminary model for introducing a discourse of grammar(s) of  English in middle school language arts classrooms.  Illinois English Bulletin.

Chakonas, E.P.  (Fall 2004).  “Mentoring Pre-Service Teachers:  The Role of the Professional  Organization”.    Illinois ASCD Newsletter.

October 1982     Curriculum Review     Review of Developmental Learning Materials Reading to Learn:    Focus on Being a Consumer

August/September 1982  Curriculum Review    Review of Pitman Learning SporTellers

February 1982 Curriculum Review     Review of How To Increase Reading Ability

November 1981  Curriculum Review     Review of Holt Reading Skills for the Content Areas

June 1981      Curriculum Review      Review of Holt, Rinehart and Winston Discovering Language   with Children

November 1980    Curriculum Review       Review of SRA Reading for Understanding Kit

November 1980   Curriculum Review       Review of Series R:  Macmillan Reading Program

February 1980      Curriculum Review     Review of Modern Curriculum Press Phonics is Fun Program

December 1979      Curriculum Review      Review of Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich Bookmark Reading  Program

May 1979    Curriculum Review      Review of Learnco’s Reading and Classifying Words

December 1978     Curriculum Review      Review of Rand McNally’s Young America Basic Reading Series

Selected Performances

August 1996     Chicago Public Schools Cable TV show on Channel 23 featured the Chicago             Public Schools Prep Program, “Life in the Middle Ages” throughout the month of  August.

May 19-20, 1998      Interview with Linda MacLennan on WBBM. Channel 2 News “Homework: How Much Is Too Much?”


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