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Lynne Kganetso

Lynne Kganetso


Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: 201P MCKB

Phone: 801-422-7554


Dr. Lynne (Watanabe) Kganetso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the McKay School of Education at BYU. She teaches courses in literacy and early childhood education.

Dr. Kganetsos research focuses on how context influences early literacy learning in both local and international settings. Much of her work emphasizes early writing development and instruction; young childrens abilities to read and write different genresparticularly informational texts; using early literacy for authentic purposes; and/or fostering literacy learning in meaningful, culturally informed ways. Dr. Kganetso strives to enhance literacy learning by connecting home, community, and school contexts and empowering students to become participating and contributing members to their communities of practice.

Dr. Kganetso has conducted qualitative and mixed methods research in a variety of venuesincluding extensive work using ethnographic methods in Botswana. She is a former kindergarten teacher and committed to providing access to meaningful early literacy practices for all young children.

Sounds of Silence: Sharing Wordless Picturebooks in the Classroom

Journal: The Reading Teacher

Date: 2024

Adding the Tswana in Botswana: Writing culturally sustaining informational texts

Volume: 51

Pages: 271-286

Journal: Early Childhood Education Journal

Date: 2021

What is culturally informed literacy instruction? A review of research in P-5 contexts


Volume: 53

Issue: 1


Pages: 75-99

Journal: Journal of Literacy Research

ISSN: 1086-296X