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Trehearne, Miriam P. – Corwin, 2011
"Learning to Write and Loving It!" equips teachers of young children with practical strategies, assessment tools, and motivating writing activities that are based on current research and proven practice and are easily applicable to all kinds of learning environments. Included are many authentic writing samples and photos to illustrate effective,…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Educational Technology, Literacy
Troia, Gary A., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
This book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Difficulties, Writing Workshops
Shanahan, Timothy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
Timothy Shanahan was surprised to learn that Elaine Garan and Steven Krashen had written yet two more critiques of the National Reading Panel (NRP) report. Each already has more NRP-related publications than any member of the panel, and both have been issuing their complaints over a longer period than the panel worked on the eight studies that…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Criticism
Cooper, Harris – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
This article evaluates the "Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction: Reports of the Subgroups" (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000). The author also examines the following…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Reading Research, Boards of Education
Garan, Elaine M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
Writers know how easy it is to be seduced by their own cleverness. Words and ideas have a way of turning heads as they take on lives of their own. However, the time comes when good writers must harden their hearts, sharpen the axe, and murder their darlings. The same must be said of good scientists. Even more so than with writing, ethical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientists, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
Cummins, Carrice Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
Administrators in the U.S. education system need to be more than good managers, they need to understand high-quality reading instruction, so they can serve their teachers and help their school meet Reading First requirements. Although written with the administrator in mind, this collection also can be used by teachers, teacher educators, staff…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Administrator Role, Leadership, Federal Legislation
Snow, Catherine E.; Porche, Michelle V.; Tabors, Patton O.; Harris, Stephanie R. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2007
Four literacy experts lay out the evidence in this compelling book, based on the well-known Home-School Study of Language and Literacy Development that inspired the landmark resource "Beginning Literacy with Language." Following a group of children living in low-income families from preschool through high school, the authors charted the students'…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Adolescents, Reading Comprehension
Rasinski, Timothy Ed.; Blachowicz, Camille Ed.; Lems, Kristin Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Because fluency instruction was identified, only recently, as a cornerstone literacy subject--it is still unfamiliar terrain for many teachers. This volume fills a crucial gap by offering a thorough, authoritative examination of what reading fluency is--and how it should be taught. Contributing authors, who include the field's leading authorities,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Theater Arts, Silent Reading
Stahl, Katherine A. Dougherty, Ed.; McKenna, Michael C., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
This book presents state-of-the-science research on the components of successful literacy learning and how to target them in contemporary classrooms. The volume builds on and extends the work of Steven Stahl, whose pioneering contributions encompassed the key areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and assessment.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Teaching Methods
Farstrup, Alan E., Ed.; Samuels, S. Jay, Ed. – 2002
Maintaining a balance among theory, research, and effective classroom practice without presenting a formulaic view of good instruction or overly theoretical discussions in which practical applications of research findings are not adequately explored, the 17 chapters in this book capture the best evidence-based thinking of experienced researchers…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Constructivism (Learning), Content Area Reading, Early Intervention
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Shanahan, Timothy – Educational Leadership, 2013
Urban legends are plausible stories--told as truths--that revolve around the complexities and challenges of modern life. Sociologists have not managed to pin down exactly how and why these stories get started, but they are clearly spread by word of mouth and there is usually a grain of truth in them (and sometimes, as it turns out in the case of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Misconceptions, Popular Culture
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Saks, A. L., Ed. – Research in the Teaching of English, 1995
Presents the responses of several well-known scholars--David Bloome, Joanne M. Golden, Carol D. Lee, Susan Hynds, Michael Pressley, and Timothy Shanahan--to Alan C. Purves's criticism of educational research in the English language arts for its redundancy, its staleness, its reliance on jargon and labels, and its flawed methodology. (TB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Language Arts, Literacy
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Shanahan, Timothy; Shanahan, Cynthia – Topics in Language Disorders, 2012
Recently, it has been proposed that schools teach disciplinary literacy in science, mathematics, history, and literature classes as students move into middle school and high school. A disciplinary literacy approach emphasizes the specialized knowledge and abilities possessed by those who create, communicate, and use knowledge within each of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Literacy, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Shanahan, Timothy – Community Literacy Journal, 2008
This article explores similarities in literacy learning across various life-span stages and considers what actions must be taken to improve literacy attainment and achievement, whether the delivery site is prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, adult, family, workplace, volunteer, or community literacy. The emphasis here is on what it takes to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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August, Diane; Shanahan, Timothy – Journal of Literacy Research, 2010
The purpose of this article is to respond to a review of the report "Developing Literacy in Second-language Learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth," written by our respected colleague Kathy Escamilla, which appeared in a recent edition of the "Journal of Literacy Research." This will also give us…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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