Audrey C. Rule, Ph.D.

Professor of Elementary Education and Coordinator of the Endorsement in Education of the Gifted
(319) 273-7829
Office Location: 

SEC 622

Mailing Address: 

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
618 Schindler Education Center
1227 West 27th Street
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606


B. A., Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Missouri - Columbia.
M. A., Geology (Field Geology - Petrology), University of Missouri - Columbia.
Ph. D., Geology (Crystallography - Mineralogy), University of Wisconsin - Madison.
M. A., Elementary Education, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
M. A., Gifted/Talented Education, University of Alabama -Tuscaloosa.
American Montessori Society Teacher Certification

Areas of Expertise 

Elementary Education including Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Literacy Education
Gifted Education and Creativity
Earth Science Education
Curriculum and Curriculum Materials Development
Early Childhood/ Montessori Education/ Fine Motor Skills

Research Interests 

Curriculum Materials Development
Object Boxes and Hands-on Materials
Gifted Education, Creativity, and Thinking Skills
Teaching with Humorous Cartoons
Project-based and Problem-based Learning
Analogical Reasoning/ Form and Function
Spatial Skills
Humane Education
Vocabulary/ Poetry Integration with Content Areas
Graduate Student Research and Publication
Undergraduate Research and Publication

Courses Taught 

Graduate Courses
ELEMECML 6286 Studies in Problems Solving: Theory and Practice
ELEMECML 6286 Studies in Creativity: Theory and Practice
ELEMECML 6254 The Gifted and Talented
ELEMECML 6257 Coordinating Programs for Gifted and Talented
ELEMECML 6242 Analysis Improvement of Elementary Sch Science
ELEMECML 6286 Studies in Science Education
ELEMECML6286 Studies in Curriculum and Instruction
ELEMECML 6299 Research

Undergraduate Courses
ELEMECML 3161 Teaching Elementary School Science
ELEMECML 3164 Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
ELEMECML 3152 Elementary Curriculum
LITED 3115 Methods of Teaching Early Literacy
LITED 3116 Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades

Honors & Awards 

Advisor of Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation (Clayton Edwards), University-wide, University of Northern Iowa, 2014
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, University-wide, University of Northern Iowa, 2013.
President’s Higher Education Community Service Award. Awarded Honor Roll, 2013.
Outstanding Faculty Award in Scholarship and Research, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa, 2010

Professional Affiliations 

Science Editor, Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007 - present
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG)
Associate Editor, Journal of Geoscience Education, 2003 - 2009 Chair/ Co-Chair National K-12 Education Committee, Clay Minerals Society, 1998 – 2008
Editor, Journal of Authentic Learning, 2003-2007


7. Rule, A. C. (2013). Developing Rigorous, Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Teaching Spatial Thinking, Science Concepts, and Explanatory Writing Concerning Night/Day, Light, and Shadows through Science –Literacy-Integrated Inquiry for Second Graders. Center for Educational Transformation. Fully funded for $11,000.
6. Rule, A. C. (2013). Science-Arts Integrated Enrichment Project. UNI Foundation. Fully funded for $1,500.
5. Stefanich, G. P., & Rule, A. C. (July 2008). Planning for success in STEM for students with disabilities: A working conference. Proposal submitted to State of Iowa, Board of Regents, Mathematics & Science Education Collaborative Initiative. Fuly funded for $53,000.
4. Rule, A. C. (2002). Early Childhood Higher Education Faculty Initiative of Wheelock College and ACCESS. This Program provided three expense-paid five-day workshops for a multi-institution (SUNY-Oswego, Onondaga Community College, and Child Care Council) team of faculty. Funded for $10,000.
3. Rule, A. C. (2001). Individualizing Mathematics Instruction and Incorporating Technology to Better Meet the Needs of Students. Mathematics Study Group Grant Proposal for Parish Elementary School, Application sent to the Oswego County Teacher Center. Funded for $5000.
2. Rule, A. C. (2001). Mathematics Manipulatives Study Group for Problem-Solving, Place Value, and Estimation Skills. Mathematics Study Group Grant Proposal for Parish Elementary School, Application sent to the Oswego County Teacher Center. Funded for $5000.
1. Rule, A. C., & Barrera, M. T. (1998). Jerome Goals 2000 Technology Evaluation Project, Jerome School District, Idaho. Funded for $12,000.

Selected Publications 

Refereed Journal Articles

108. Zhbanova, K. S., & Rule, A. C. (in press). Construal level theory applied to sixth graders’ creativity in craft constructions with integrated proximal or distal academic content. Accepted April 22, 2014 to Thinking Skills and Creativity.
107. Jennings, K. A., Rule, A. C., & Vander Zanden, S. M. (2014). Fifth graders’ enjoyment, interest, and comprehension of graphic novels compared to heavily-illustrated and traditional novels. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education 6(2), 257-274.
106. Zhbanova, K. S., Rule, A. C., & Stichter, M. K. (2013). Identification of gifted African American primary grade students through leadership, creativity, and academic performance in curriculum material making and peer-teaching: A case study. Early Childhood Education Journal, 10.1007/s10643-013-0628-z
105. Webb, A. N., & Rule, A. C. (2013). Effects of teacher lesson introduction on second graders’ creativity in a science-literacy integrated unit on nutrition. Early Childhood Education Journal DOI 10.1007/s10643-013-0615-4
104. Olsen, B. D., Zhbanova, K. S., Parpucu, H., Alkouri, Z, & Rule, A. C. (2013). Pop-up constructions motivate and reinforce science learning for upper elementary students. Science Activities, 50(4), 1-15.
103. Klopp, T. J., Rule, A. C., Schneider, J. S., & Boody, R. M. (2013). Technology-integrated projects should not supplant craft projects in science education. International Journal of Science Education, online publication ahead of print, 1-22.
102. Doak, C. K., Jambura, S. M., Knittel, J. A., & Rule, A. C. (2013). Analyzing the creative problem-solving process: Inventing an item from a given recyclable. Creative Education, 4(9), 592-604.
101. Rule, A. C., Logan, S. R., & Kohler, F. W. ( 2013). Preparing preservice teachers to address bullying through cartoon lessons. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.
100. Rule, A. C., & Montgomery, S. E. (in press for Fall 2013). Using cartoons to teach about perfectionism supporting gifted students’ social-emotional development. Gifted Child Today, 36(4), 254-262.
99. Rule, A. C., Montgomery, S. E., & Vander Zanden, S. M. (in press). Preservice teachers map compassion: Connecting social studies and literacy through nonfictional animal stories. Early Childhood Education Journal.
98. Edwards, C. M., Rule, A. C., & Boody, R. M. (2013). Comparison of face-to-face and online mathematics learning of sixth graders. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 32(1), 25-47. (JCMST).
97. Edwards, C. M., & Rule, A. C. (2013). Attitudes of middle school students: Learning online compared to face to face. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 32(1), 49-66.
96. Zousel, M. L., Rule, A. C., & Logan, S. R. (2013). Teaching primary grade students perfectionism through cartoons compared to bibliotherapy. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 5 (2), 199-218.
95. Bosma, K., Rule, A. C., & Krueger, K. S. (2013). Social studies content reading about the American Revolution enhanced with graphic novels. Social Studies Research and Practice, 8 (3).
94. Rule, A. C., Schneider, J. S., Tallakson, D. A., Highnam, D. (2012). Creativity and thinking skills integrated into a science enrichment unit on flooding. Creative Education, 3(8), 1371-1379.
93. Webb, A. N., & Rule, A. C. (2012). Second graders’ recycled/craft item products demonstrate life cycle content knowledge and creativity skills. Creative Education, 3(2), 1-6.
92. Webb, A. N., & Rule, A. C. (2012). Developing second graders’ creativity through literacy-science integrated lessons on life cycles. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40 (6) 379-385.
91. Rule, A. C., & Zhbanova, K. S. (2012). Changing perceptions of unpopular animals through facts, poetry, crafts, and puppet plays. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40(4), 223-230. Digital Object Identifier 10.1007/s10643-012-0520-2.
90. Rule, A. C., & Stefanich, G. P. (2012). Using a Thinking Skills System to Guide Discussions during a Working Conference on Students with Disabilities Pursuing STEM Fields. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 13(1), 1-12 .
89. Webb, A. N, Rule, A. C., Cavanaugh, A. D., & Munson, A. (2012). Primary grade students engage in creative word play through traditional and hands-on methods. Education 3-13, 1-14, iFirst article.
88. Rule, A. C., Alkouri, Z. A., Criswell, S. J., Evans, J. L., Hileman Webb, A. N., Parpucu, H., Ruan, B., Van Meeteren, B. D., Uhlenberg, J., Vasileva, O. S., & Zhbanova, K. S. (2012). Practicing creative thinking skills by making creative products related to economic issues. Social Studies Research and Practice, 7(2), 47-67.
87. Rule, A. C., Montgomery, S. E., Tallakson, D. A., Stichter, M. K., Barness, A., & Decker, K. M. (2012). Teacher candidate attitude changes after experiencing an arts-integrated unit on Africa. Social Studies Research and Practice, 7(2), 15-31.
86. Rule, A. C., Stefanich, G. P., & Boody, R. M. (2011). The Impact of a Working Conference Focused on Supporting Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 349-365.
85. Rule, A. C. (2011). Tactile Earth and space science materials for students with visual impairments: Contours, craters, asteroids, and features of Mars. Journal of Geoscience Education 59(4), 205-219.
84. Rule, A. C., Stefanich, G. P., Boody, R. M., & Peiffer, B. (2011). Impact of adaptive materials on teachers and their students with visual impairments in secondary science and mathematics classes. International Journal of Science Education, 33(6), 865-887.
83. Hallagan, J. E., Rule, A. C., & Mitchell, S. B. (2011). Reading and Interpreting Scientific Graphs- An Essential Skill for the 21st Century. Impact. (Journal of the New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD]).
82. Montgomery, S. E., & Rule, A. C. (2011). Integrating the Arts: Pre-service Elementary Teachers Make African Masks of Six Cultures for Social Studies Lessons with Primary Grade Students. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(1),89-109.
81. Rule, A. C., & Montgomery, S. E. (2011). Reflections of pre-service elementary teachers after learning about an African culture through mask-making,. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(1), 58-74.
80. Zhbanova, K. S., Rule, A. C., Montgomery, S. E., & Nielsen, L. E. (2010). Defining the difference: Comparing integrated and traditional single-subject lessons. Early Childhood Education Journal 38(4), 251-258.
79. Rule, A. C., Lockhart, A., Darrah, F., & Lindell, L. A. (2010). Cereal box dioramas of Native American cultures: A collaborative project. Social Studies Research and Practice, l, 5 (1), 121-132.
78. Rule, A. C., & Meyer, M. A. (2009). Teaching urban high school students global climate change information and graph interpretation skills using evidence from the scientific literature. Journal of Geoscience Education, 57 (5), 335-348.
77. Rule, A. C., Baldwin, S., & Schell, R. (2009). Trick-or-treat candy-getters and hornet scare devices: Second graders make creative inventions related to animal adaptations. Journal of Creative Behavior, 43 (3), 149-168.
76. Sallis, D. A., Rule, A. C., & Jennings, E. (2009). Cartooning Your Way to Student Motivation. Science Scope, 32 (9), 22-27.
75. Garii, B., & Rule, A. C. (2009). Integrating social justice with mathematics and science: An analysis of preservice teacher lessons. Teaching and Teacher Education, 25, 490-499.
74. Rule, A. C., & Kyle, P. B. (2009). Community-building in a diverse setting. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36 (4), 291-295 .
73. Hallagan, J. E., Rule, A. C., & Carlson, L. F. (2009). Refining models of algebraic generalization among elementary preservice teachers. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 4 (1), 20-31. [State journal published by the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE)].
72. Hallagan, J. E., Rule, A. C. & Carlson, L. F. (2009). Elementary Preservice Teachers' Understandings of Algebraic Generalizations. Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, 6(1), 201-206.
71. Rule, A. C., Baldwin, S., & Schell, R. (2008). Second graders learn animal adaptations through form and function analogy object boxes. International Journal of Science Education, 30 (9), 1159-1182.
70. Rule, A. C., & Welch, G. (2008). Using object boxes to teach form, function, and vocabulary related to the external parts of the human eye. Science Activities, 45 (2), 13-22.
69. Petty, M. R., & Rule, A. C. (2008). Effective materials for increasing young children’s spatial and mapping skills. Journal of Geoscience Education, 56(1), 5-14.
68. Pitcher, J. L., Rule, A. C., & Hallagan, J. E. (2008). Seventh graders use authentic materials to understand algebra story problems. New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 58 (1), 16-20.
67. Donabella, M. A., & Rule, A. C. (2008). Four seventh grade students who qualify for academic intervention services in mathematics learning multi-digit multiplication with the Montessori checkerboard. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus, 4(3), 1-29.
66. Rule, A. C., & Meyer, M. A. (2007). High school students use dichotomous keys and make insect models from recycled plastic containers to study taxonomy. The Science Teacher, 74(9), 34-37.
65. Stewart, R. A., Rule, A. C., & Giordano, D. A. (2007). The effect of fine motor skill activities on kindergarten student attention. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35 (2), 103-109.
64. Rule, A. C. (2007). Mystery boxes: Helping children improve their reasoning. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35(1), 13-18, Invited paper.
63. Rule, A. C. (2007). A “tad” of science appreciation. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(5), 297-300. Invited paper.
62. Townsend, M., Rule, A. C., Meyer, M. A., & Dockstader, C. J. (2007). Teaching the nitrogen cycle and human health interactions. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(2), 158-168.
61. Rule, A. C., & Guggenheim, S. (2007). A standards based curriculum for clay science. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(4), 257-266.
60. Rule, A. C. (2007). Preservice elementary teachers’ ideas about clays. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(4), 310-320.
59. Rule, A. C., Arthur, S. C., Dunham, E., Miller, R., Stoker, J., & Thibado, N. (2007). Preservice elementary teachers’ reflective insights from teaching mathematics during an authentic early practicum experience. Journal of Authentic Learning, 4(1), 43-64.
58. Danisa, D., Gentile, J., McNamara, K., Pinney, M., Ross, S., and Rule, A. C. (2006). Geoscience for preschoolers. Science and Children, 44(4), 28-31.
57. Rule, A. C., Graham, L. E., Kowalski S., & Harris, M. (2006). Learning landform vocabulary through different methods: Object boxes, sand and dough creations, or puppet plays. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(4), 515-525.
56. Rule, A. C., & Barrera, M. T., III, (2006). CoRT thinking skills guide PBL science. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(4), 145-149.
55. Rule, A. C., Kauffman, C., & Bennett, J. (2006). Fourth grade students explore natural sand towers through evidence, models, and explanations. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54 (4), 508-514.
54. Rule, A. C., & Roth, G. (2006). Fourth grade students investigate stratigraphy through experiments and photographs of snow layers. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54 (4), 503-507.
53. Harman, P. E., & Rule, A. C. (2006). High school students' mnemonic devices for Mohs hardness scale. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(1), 69-73.
52. Moore, J., & Rule, A. C. (2006). Using numeral, variable, and operation cards to translate English into algebra. New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 56(3), 100-105, 109.
51. Casella, M., & Rule, A. C. (2006). Development and use of a true case in teaching preservice elementary teachers during a mathematics methods course. New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 56(2), 69-78.
50. Rule, A. C., & Harrell, M. H. (2006). Symbolic drawings reveal changes in preservice teacher mathematics attitudes after a mathematics methods course. School Science and Mathematics, 106(5), 241-258.
49. Rule, A. C., Hallagan, J. E., & Fuller. (2006). High school students investigate real-world quadratic equations. New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal, 56(1), 19-23.
48. Rule, A. C., Dockstader, C. J., Stewart, R. A. (2006). Hands-on and kinesthetic activities for teaching phonological awareness. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(3), 195-201.
47. Rule, A. C. (2006). The components of authentic learning. Journal of Authentic Learning, 3(1), 1-10.
46. Ayotte, A., Duncan, B., Fasulo, J., Hahn, C., Hudson, S., Hunt, T., Irizarry, N., Masucci, S., Perry, A., Rule, A. C., Schlegel, T., Searle, T., Searles-Fairey, S., Segar, C., Springer, R., Stilwell, S., Thibado, N., Walls, M., Wolowik, H., & Wooding, A. (2006). Authentic interactive final presentations in a graduate education research class. Journal of Authentic Learning, 3(1), 27-47.
45. Barnhardt, D. J. Howard, H., Kahn, V., Kempf, T., Leo, J. and Rule, A. C. (2005). "Bee" an entomologist. Journal of Authentic Learning, 2(2), 7-16.
44. Chase, L., Chetney, A., Faulkner, L., Schwartz, S., Smithers, B., Rubas, S., and Rule, A. C. (2005). Preschoolers dive in for authentic learning of marine science. Journal of Authentic Learning, 2(2), 17-25.
43. Rule, A. C., and Auge, J. (2005). Using humorous cartoons to teach mineral and rock concepts in sixth grade science class. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(5), 575-585.
42. Rule, A. C. (2005). Elementary students' ideas concerning fossil fuel energy. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(3), 309-318.
41. Rule, A. C. (2005). Elementary teachers invent science curriculum materials and invention lesson plans using creative thinking skills. CESI Science, 38(2), 14-21 (Council for Elementary Science International).
40. Rule, A. C., Olson, E., and Dehm, J. (2005). Ice versus rock: Ice formations offer insight into the processes of icicle and stalactite formation through comparison and contrast. Science and Children, 42(4), 22-23.
39. Olson, E., Rule, A. C., and Dehm, J. (2005). Snow bank detectives. Science and Children, 42(4), 20-21, 23-25.
38. Rule, A. C. (2005). Creativity skills applied to earth science education: Examples from elementary teachers in a graduate creativity class. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(1), 53-64.
37. Rule, A. C., Sobierajski, M. J., & Schell, R. (2005). The effect of beauty and other perceived qualities of curriculum materials on mathematical performance. Journal of Authentic Learning, 2 (2), 26-41.
36. Pierce, N. M. and Rule, A. C. (2005). Using a mnemonic device in teaching graphing of inequalities involving absolute values. New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal, 55(2), 41-45.
35. Bennett, P., and Rule, A. C. (2005). Unraveling the meaning of long division through hands-on activities for students with learning disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus, 1 (5), 1-23. Available online at:
34. Clary, D. and Rule, A. C. (2005). Mnemonic strategies to learn the order of operations: Are they worth the bother? New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal, 55(1), 24-26.
33. Rule, A. C. (2005). Counting the teen numbers. Journal of Early Childhood Education and Family Review, 13(1), 19-26.
32. Rule, A. C. (2005, June). Hands-on subtraction. Center feature article. Mathematics Teaching (Journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of the United Kingdom), 191, 19-21.
31. Gianetto, J. L., & Rule, A. C. (2005). Using object boxes to teach about Middle Eastern antiquity. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 17(4), 4-7.
30. Rule, A. C. (2005). An analysis of dollhouse story themes and related authentic learning activities. Journal of Authentic learning, 2(1), 61-79.
29. Rule, A. C., Stewart, R. A., & Haunold, J. (2005). Object boxes for tutoring in a literacy lab at a year round elementary school. Journal of Authentic Learning 2(1), 80-88.
28. House, C. A., and Rule, A. C. (2005). Preschoolers' ideas of what makes a picture book illustration beautiful. Early Childhood Education Journal, 32(5), 283-290.
27. Rule, A. C., Carnicelli, L., and Kane, S. S. (2004). Using poetry to teach about minerals in Earth science class. Journal of Geoscience Education, 52(1), 10-14.
26. Kane, S., and Rule, A. C. (2004). Poetry connections can enhance content area learning. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 47(8), 2-14. This article was selected as the basis for the lesson, "Behind the masks: Exploring culture and self through art and poetry," which is featured on the joint International Reading Association (IRA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and MarcoPolo Educational Foundation website that provides free standards-based Internet content for K-12 teachers (
25. Rule, A. C. and Furletti, C. (2004). Using form and function analogy object boxes to teach human body systems. School Science and Mathematics, 104(4), 155-169.
24. Rule, A. C., Barrera, M. T., and Stewart, R. A. (2004). Using descriptive adjective object boxes to improve science vocabulary. Montessori Life, 16(2), 28-33.
23. Maddock, T., and Rule, A. C. (2004). An effective graphic organizer for solving word problems applied to questions from the New York State Math A Exam. New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal, 54(3), 20-23.
22. Long, D., and Rule, A. C. (2004). Learning vocabulary through morpheme word family object boxes. Journal of Authentic Learning, 1, 40-50.
21. Rule, A. C. (2003). The rhyming peg mnemonic device applied to learning the Mohs scale of hardness. Journal of Geoscience Education, 51(5), 465-73.
20. Rule, A. C., Young, K., and Fox, S. (2003). Creative investigation of driftwood through evidence, models, and explanations. School Science and Mathematics, 103(2), 99-109.
19. Rule, A. C. (2003, June). Mystery cookie recipes. Mathematics Teaching 183, 28-29 (Journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of the United Kingdom).
18. Rule, A. C. and Barrera, M. T., III. (2003). Using objects to teach vocabulary words with multiple meanings. Montessori Life 15(3), 14-17.
17. Rule, A. C. & Stewart, R. A. (2002). Effects of practical life materials on kindergartners’ fine motor skills. Early Childhood Education Journal, 30(1), 9-13.
16. Rule, A. C., Barrera, M. T., III, Dockstader, C. J., & Derr, J. A. (2002). Comparing technology skill development in computer lab versus classroom settings of two sixth grade classes. Journal of Interactive Online Learning. 1(1), 10 p.
15. Rule, A. C. (2001). The inspiration to study clay. Journal of Geoscience Education, 49(1), 56-63.
14. Rule, A. C. & Rust, C. (2001). A bat is like a... Science and Children, 39(3), 26-31. Reprinted in: Smith, B. (ed.) 2003. Mixing it up!: Compendium of Science and Children articles on interdisciplinary, integrated, and thematic approaches to teaching science in the elementary school. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.
13. Barrera, M. T., Rule, A. C., & Diemart, A. (2001). Effect of writing with computers versus handwriting on the writing achievement of first graders. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, an AACE Journal, 2001(1), 215-228.
12. Rule, A. C. (2001). Alphabetizing with environmental print. The Reading Teacher 54(6), 2-6. Reprinted In (2001) Query: Journal of the Saskatchewan Reading Council, 31(1), 31-35. (Provincial journal of the Saskatchewan Reading Council).
11. Rule, A. C. (1999). Descriptive adjective object boxes. School Science and Mathematics, 99(7), 400-408.
10. Rule, A. C. & Barrera, M. T. (1999). Science object boxes: Using object boxes to promote hands-on exploration of both concrete and abstract science topics. Science and Children 37(2), 30-35, 63.
9. Rule, A. C., & Atkinson, J. (1994). Choosing picture books about ecology. The Reading Teacher, 47(7), 586-91 [Blind peer review, 6-10% acceptance rate]. Reprinted In N. Padak et al. (eds.) (2000), Developing reading-writing connections: Strategies from The Reading Teacher (pp. 104-123). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
8. Rule, A. C., & Sunal, C. S. (1994). Buttoning up a hands-on history lesson: using a collection of everyday objects to teach about historical change. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 7(2), 8-11. Reprinted In (1997) Meeting the Standards: Social Studies Readings for K-6 Educators. M. Haas & M. Laughlin (eds.) 45-47, Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies.
7. Rule, A. C. (1992). Investigating the uses of numbers in science and everyday life. School Science and Mathematics, 92(3), 157-62. Reprinted in (1997) SSMILes: School Science and Mathematics Integrated Lessons. Berlin, D. F. (ed.), 173-180, Bloomsburg, PA: School Science and Mathematics Association.
6. Rule, A. C. (1991) Super sand sifting: Sieving different size fractions of sediments. School Science and Mathematics, 91(8), 382-85. Reprinted in (1997) SSMILes: School Science and Mathematics Integrated Lessons. Berlin, D. F. (ed.), 158-164, Bloomsburg, PA: School Science and Mathematics Association.
5. Rule, A. C., & Radke, F. (1988). Baileychlore, the zn end-member of the trioctahedral chlorite series. American Mineralogist 73, 135-39. (Named this rare mineral and determined its crystal structure.)
4. Rule, A. C., & Bailey, S. W. (1987). Refinement of the crystal structure of monoclinic ferroan clinochlore. Clays and Clay Minerals 35, 129-38.
3. Rule, A. C., Bailey, S. W., Veblen, D. R., & Livi, K. (1987). Complex stacking sequences in a lepidolite from Tördal, Norway. American Mineralogist 72, 1163-9.
2. Rule, A. C., & Bailey, S. W. (1985). Refinement of the crystal structure of phengite-2M1. Clays and Clay Minerals 33, 403-9.
1. Filut, M. A., Rule, A. C., & Bailey, S. W. (1985). Crystal structure refinement of Anandite-2Or, a barium- and sulfur-bearing trioctahedral mica. American Mineralogist 70, 1298-1308.


10. Rule, A. C. (2003). Hands-on problem-solving activities for place value, money, and time. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 156 pages, ISBN 0-7872-9994-4.
9. Marx, G., Powel, T. A., Powel, T. T., Doherty, C., Paulsen, S., Rule, A., Ledbetter, S., & Zigars, D. (2002). Gifted and talented primary-age students: Recommendations for identification and service. Boise, Idaho: Idaho State Department of Education (booklet).
8. Rule, A. C., & Guggenheim, S. (eds.) (2002). Teaching clay science. The Clay Minerals Society Workshop Notes, v. 11, 223 p. Chantilly, VA: The Clay Minerals Society.
7. Rule, A. C. (2001). Environmental print activities for language and thinking skills. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7872-8743-1.
6. Rule, A. C. (2001). Hands-on materials for teaching phonological awareness and phonics. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 166 pages. ISBN 0-7872-8909-4.
5. Sunal, C. S., Powell, D., McClelland, S., Rule, A. C., Rovengo, I., Smith, C. and Sunal, D. (2000). Integrating academic units in the elementary curriculum, 1st Edition. Atlanta, Georgia: Wadsworth Thompson Learning.
4. Rainey, L., Bloom, S., & Rule, A. (1991). Integrated science seven: Handbook for science sleuths. University of Alabama. (First textbook for Integrated Science Seven (Grade 7 middle school) distance learning course.)
3. Rule, A. C., (ed.) (1991). Forest, land and water: Understanding our natural resources, National Resources Education Series. Joint project of the University of Alabama, West Virginia University and the U. S. Forest Service.
2. Rule, A. C. (1987). Symmetry Diagrams of the 17 Plane Groups. Educational slide set with text. Bloomington, IN: The Clay Minerals Society.
1. Rule, A. C. (1985). Mica Polytypes. Educational slide set with text. Bloomington, IN: The Clay Minerals Society. Drawings are reprinted in: Lalonde, A. (2002) Introduction to the Mica Group minerals in Mandarino, J. (ed.) Kluwer Encyclopedia of Minerals. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishing.