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Shanahan, Cynthia; Shanahan, Timothy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
During the past several years, middle schools and high schools have been shifting their attention to disciplinary literacy. The Common Core State Standards are explicit in requiring teachers to teach the literacy of science, literature, and history, and even states that are not part of Common Core (such as Texas) are making this shift as well.…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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
Shanahan, Timothy – American Educator, 2013
With the Common Core State Standards, instruction in English language arts will dramatically change. Unlike prior state standards, these new standards place a greater emphasis on reading challenging texts. To that end, teachers will need to support students in paying closer attention to such texts. Instead of focusing on pre-reading activities…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Language Arts, Reading Instruction
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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, Cynthia; Shanahan, Timothy – Reading Teacher, 2014
This commentary discusses what disciplinary literacy is and why it is important. It then discusses the ways in which elementary school teachers can infuse aspects of disciplinary literacy into elementary instruction. It argues that the Common Core Standards, even those at the K-6 level, are providing avenues for preparation for disciplinary…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Elementary Education, Academic Standards
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