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Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K. – Reading Research and Instruction, 2007
Over the past decade, numerous literacy researchers have investigated the multiple literacies of adolescents. Connecting with adolescents' multiple literacies, including digital texts and high interest print-based texts, holds promise as a way to build bridges to subject area content and academic literacies. Although pre-service content area…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Adolescents, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K. – Educational Action Research, 2006
In the current climate of accountability, action research is one way for teachers to evaluate instructional changes designed to improve assessment results. It may become increasingly common for administrators to mandate teacher involvement in action research, yet few studies have been conducted in such settings. This article focuses on one middle…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Middle Schools, Teacher Researchers
Hinchman, Kathleen A., Ed.; Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media;…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Literacy, Program Development