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50 Years of ERIC
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Duke, Nell K. – Reading Teacher, 2010
Reading professional Nell K. Duke replies to questions posed via e-mail or Facebook on the topic of expository text.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Expository Writing, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Zhang, Shenglan; Duke, Nell K. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
Much research has demonstrated that students are largely uncritical users of Web sites as sources of information. Research-tested frameworks are needed to increase elementary-age students' awareness of the need and ability to critically evaluate Web sites as sources of information. This study is a randomized field trial of such a framework called…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Computer Literacy
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Duke, Nell K.; Block, Meghan K. – Future of Children, 2012
Almost fifteen years have passed since the publication of the National Research Council's seminal report "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children," which provided research-based recommendations on what could be done to better position students in pre-kindergarten through third grade for success in grade four and above. This article by…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Reading Difficulties
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Duke, Nell K. – Young Children, 2007
Nonfiction resources contain so much more information than any one--student or teacher--can possibly hold. Much of the knowledge of our society is accumulated in nonfiction texts. Nonfiction can answer many of the questions that young children have every day and can raise many new questions as well. In this article, the author explains some of the…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reference Materials, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Dodge, Autumn M.; Husain, Nahid; Duke, Nell K. – Language Arts, 2011
In this article, we report on our own inquiry, and others', into young children's use of, understanding of, and skills related to the Internet. We found that the overwhelming majority of children at this age are already using the Internet, mostly for playing games, and already showing substantial gaps in Internet skill level. Most children we…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Computers, Young Children, Computer Literacy
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Zhang, Shenglan; Duke, Nell K.; Jimenez, Laura M. – Reading Teacher, 2011
This article introduces a framework designed to improve students' awareness of the need to critically evaluate websites as sources of information and to improve their skill at doing so. The framework, called the WWWDOT framework, encourages students to think about at least six dimensions when evaluating a website: (1) Who wrote this and what…
Descriptors: Credentials, Control Groups, Grade 5, Internet
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Gerde, Hope K.; Duke, Nell K.; Moses, Annie M.; Spybrook, Jessaca; Shedd, Meagan K. – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Examining the effects of professional development of the early childhood workforce that fit within the constraints of government policy is crucial for identifying types and amounts of effective training and informing child care policy. The present study used a cluster-randomized trial to evaluate the effects of a professional…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Child Caregivers
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Shedd, Meagan K.; Duke, Nell K. – Young Children, 2008
In the midst of many circle times, one can overhear small voices adding to the words from the book being read aloud by the teacher. Sometimes the children's words relate to the text, sometimes not. Early childhood educators recognize the importance of reading aloud every day to develop children's language and early literacy skills. Recommendations…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Instructional Improvement
Duke, Nell K.; Pressley, Michael – Instructor, 2006
Teachers sometimes try every intervention strategy they can think of to help struggling readers. However, some teachers still feel that they are not getting through. This article presents the reading strategies offered by two literacy researchers Michael Pressley and Nell K. Duke, of Michigan State University.
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Duke, Nell K. – Educational Leadership, 2004
The four strategies that can improve the ability to read informational text are discussed. The effectiveness of incorporating information text in the curriculum in the early years of school is presented.
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education
Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Duke, Nell K.; Brugar, Kristy; Block, Meghan; Strachan, Stephanie; Berka, Meghan; Brown, Jason – Education Policy Center, Michigan State University, 2012
This design experiment addresses the question: How can second-grade students from low-SES schools attain the same levels of achievement as students from high-SES schools on standards-based social studies and content area literacy assessments? Students from two high-SES school districts were assessed in order to establish target levels of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, State Standards, Teaching Methods
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Duke, Nell K.; Caughlan, Samantha; Juzwik, Mary M.; Martin, Nicole M. – Educational Leadership, 2012
Readers use different processes to read different kinds of text. Three principles can guide teachers in helping their students better understand the nuances of different genres. Teachers should engage students in reading and writing for real-world reasons, develop students' knowledge of specific genre features, and teach strategies tailored to…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Educational Principles, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
Duke, Nell K.; Pressley, Michael – Instructor, 2005
The reasons some children struggle with reading are as varied as the children themselves. From trouble decoding words to problems retaining information, reading difficulties are complex. All kids, says the International Reading Association, "have a right to instruction designed with their specific needs in mind." The question is how to identify…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Teacher Role, Reading Instruction
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Roberts, Kathryn L.; Norman, Rebecca R.; Duke, Nell K.; Morsink, Paul; Martin, Nicole M.; Knight, Jennifer A. – Reading Teacher, 2013
The Common Core State Standards place unprecedented emphasis on visual text--appropriately so, as visual components are increasingly ubiquitous in many kinds of text. This shift in emphasis requires substantial changes in our teaching. Concepts of print need to be expanded to include concepts of graphics, and specific graphical devices, such as…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Visual Perception, Printed Materials
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Duke, Nell K. – Young Children, 2003
Defines informational text and discusses how it can be used appropriately in early childhood classrooms to build upon young children's curiosity, support vocabulary and world knowledge development, and develop children's concepts for reading and writing. Suggests ways educators can increase the availability of informational texts for young…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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