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Wu, Andrea Mei-Ying – Reading Teacher, 2019
The author introduces the Editorial Task Force for Children's Books and discusses its mission, created when the task force was launched in the mid-1960s in Taiwan, to publish children's books for young readers. The messages embedded in such a mission for access to books are not only individually pertinent but also nationally and globally…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Advisory Committees, Editing, Specialists
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Kibler, Kristin; Chapman, Lindsey A. – Reading Teacher, 2019
The use of culturally relevant texts can support students' reading development, foster a love of reading, help students form positive identities, and broaden their social consciousness. Well-matched culturally relevant texts have particular promise in increasingly diverse classrooms. Drawing on the academic literature and their experience as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Relevance, Reading Instruction, Self Concept
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Pletcher, Bethanie C.; Hudson, Alida K.; John, Lini; Scott, Alison – Reading Teacher, 2019
Serving both teachers and students in a hybrid literacy professional role requires thoughtful planning and reflection. In this article, the authors reflect on their work over the course of one school year to determine how to manage time effectively to combine the job descriptions of reading specialist and literacy coach. Strategies are presented…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reading Teachers, Specialists, Teacher Role
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Mikita, Clara; Rodgers, Emily; Berenbon, Rebecca; Winkler, Christa – Reading Teacher, 2019
Recent research on scaffolding has examined both the sources of information used and neglected during students' word-solving attempts and the amount of information provided in teachers' word-solving prompts. In this teaching tip, the authors expand the application of such research from one-to-one student-teacher interactions to a guided reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Prompting, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Word Study Skills
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio – Reading Teacher, 2018
The terminology that we use to refer to English learners has shifted over the past two decades, from "limited English proficient" to "English language learner" to what is now the preferred term in California and, increasingly, other states: "English learner." Yet, what has not changed is how this category continues to…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Students, English Language Learners, Labeling (of Persons)
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Kersten-Parrish, Sara; Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Children's literature plays an essential role in the literacy development of children. This department column focuses on the teaching and use of children's literature and provides educators with information about a wide range of books across multiple genres that are representative of the diverse world in which we live. A strong emphasis is placed…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Library Materials, Literary Genres, Reading Material Selection
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Knight, Jennifer A.; Justesen, Hilary A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Comprehension is the overall goal of reading. One approach to help students increase their comprehension is to discuss a text in small-group settings. Yet, many students struggle to fully engage in meaningful discussions within these groups. Students' ability to retain and share what they read is one reason for this lack of discussion. Teaching…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Group Discussion
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Nash, Kindel; Panther, Leah; Arce-Boardman, Alicia – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article features a culturally sustaining practice that many early literacy teachers can adapt and use: "la historia de mi nombre"/the story of my name. The practice is described in the context of a second-grade bi/multilingual class as the Latinx students are learning about their names through culturally authentic literature,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 2
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Beschorner, Beth; Hall, Anna H. – Reading Teacher, 2018
When students write informational text, they have the opportunity to engage with meaningful topics, become curious about the world, learn domain-specific knowledge, and use academic vocabulary. Given the possibilities for learning through writing informational text, it is important for teachers to reflect on and improve their informational writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, Writing Strategies
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Reading Teacher, 2018
Picturebooks are highly sophisticated multimodal ensembles. Understanding the semiotic resources and affordances of the visual mode to represent and communicate meaning is fundamental to appreciating the artistry and complexity of picturebooks. A recent classroom-based research project with grade 2 students featured explicit instruction on…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Illustrations, Semiotics, Elementary School Students
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Izrael, Amber – Reading Teacher, 2018
A look at one student who began with challenging behaviors and was nonverbal and through intensive instruction was able to gain literacy skills in order to communicate her needs and wants through the dedication of the teacher.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Autism, Behavior Problems
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Koss, Melanie D.; Martinez, Miriam – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article seeks to complicate the understanding of Bishop's (1990) metaphor of mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors, with particular emphasis on sliding glass doors and the emotional connections needed for readers to move through them. The authors begin by examining the importance of the reader and the characters he or she meets. Next, the…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Figurative Language, Reading Instruction, Emotional Response
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Williams, Cheri – Reading Teacher, 2018
Interactive writing is a process-oriented instructional approach designed to make the composing and encoding processes of writing overt and explicit for young students who are learning to write. It is particularly suitable for students who struggle with literacy learning. This article describes one first-grade teacher's use of interactive writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Interaction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Graves, Michael F.; Schneider, Steven; Ringstaff, Cathy – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article on word-learning strategies describes a theory- and research-based set of procedures for teaching students to use word-learning strategies--word parts, context clues, the dictionary, and a combined strategy--to infer the meanings of unknown words. The article begins with a rationale for teaching word-learning strategies, particularly…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, Reading Instruction, Definitions
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Kingsley, Tara L.; Grabner-Hagen, Melissa M. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Gamification uses game elements such as quests, challenges, levels, and rewards to motivate and engage students in the classroom. Given the engagement that students feel during gameplay, it is sensible to include elements of game design to motivate students and create a space for comprehensive vocabulary instruction. Designing a gamified…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Game Theory, Curriculum Design
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