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Dostal, Hannah; Gabriel, Rachael; Weir, Joan – Reading Teacher, 2017
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing present unique opportunities and challenges for literacy instruction in mainstream classrooms. By addressing the specific needs of this diverse student community, teachers are given the chance to sharpen instruction and create learning opportunities for the entire class. The authors discuss two…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Inclusion
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Jiménez, Laura M.; Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A.; Meyer, Carla K.; Waito, Kim – Reading Teacher, 2017
The growing popularity of graphic novels for younger readers is hard to miss. This article provides specific ways to think about, recognize, and teach with multimodal texts that leverage student interest. In this English language arts unit, we taught a sixth-grade class how to read and comprehend the complex design elements common to the graphic…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Kucirkova, Natalia – Reading Teacher, 2017
Digital personal(ized) books are a relatively recent addition to the rich repertoire of literacy resources available to pre-K and elementary school teachers. This article summarizes the key ways in which personal(ized) books can enrich the language arts curriculum, drawing on a series of empirically based examples. The value of personalization in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Books, Literacy Education
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Young, Chase; Stokes, Faida; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Teacher, 2017
Readers Theatre has been used to introduce critical issues, promote fluency among English learners and non-English learners, teach vocabulary, and integrate content in the classroom. Previous studies of Readers Theatre application have demonstrated an increase in student reading fluency, motivation, and confidence. The focus of this systemic…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension
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Malloy, Jacquelynn A.; Parsons, Allison Ward; Marinak, Barbara A.; Applegate, Anthony J.; Applegate, Mary DeKonty; Reutzel, D. Ray; Parsons, Seth A.; Fawson, Parker C.; Roberts, Leslie D.; Gambrell, Linda B. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Literacy educators, spurred by curricular standards requiring increased attention to reading nonfiction, are compelled to consider text-specific reading instruction. As research supports the connection between motivation and reading achievement, these mandates beg the question, "Are children equally motivated to read fiction and…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Fiction, Nonfiction, Measures (Individuals)
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McNair, Jonda C. – Reading Teacher, 2017
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, Reading Instruction, Information Sources, Instructional Materials
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Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Ding, Guoqin; Strong, Ashley; Branum, Lezlie; Watson, Nanette; Priestley, K. Lea; Juth, Stephanie; Carpenter, Neil; Lundstrom, Kacy – Reading Teacher, 2017
This analysis examines articles from the past 25 years of "The Reading Teacher" to better understand the journal's content and trends influencing literacy instruction. A research team coded and analyzed the frequency of topics and grade levels targeted, then compared results with those of a similar analysis published in 1992. The Web of…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Periodicals, Educational History, Content Analysis
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Hoffman, James V. – Reading Teacher, 2017
The author questions the "just right" leveling of student texts as having put limitations on students and teachers in promoting literacy. The historical background for the leveling of text and readers is described. The author identifies a number of unintended consequences associated with the use of leveling and guided reading.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reader Text Relationship, Educational History, Reading Instruction
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Timmermans, Karren M.; Johnson, Angie – Reading Teacher, 2017
Close reading of poetry scaffolds readers and writers as they come to understand the form and function of poetry and transfer those skills to writing. In this teaching tip, the authors explain a way in which primary teachers can introduce close reading and move young students toward composing and presenting poetry.
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Poetry, Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills
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Monobe, Gumiko; Bintz, William P.; McTeer, Janis S. – Reading Teacher, 2017
This Teaching Tip describes how one second-grade teacher used whole-class repeated reading (WCRR) to promote social interaction and develop reading confidence with English learners (ELs). The authors share a brief review of professional literature on the challenges of ELs and the benefits of repeated reading and WCRR. The authors also provide…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Repetition, Reading Material Selection
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MacKay, Kathryn Lake; Ricks, Paul H.; Young, Terrell A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article presents a way to use award-winning books as mentor texts for very young writers. Books were selected as mentor texts from the winners of the Australian Early Childhood Children's Book of the Year Award and the American Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. The authors explain the value of using award-winning texts in the classroom and describe…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Mentors, Young Children
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Callow, Jon – Reading Teacher, 2017
In the 21st century, our students increasingly communicate, connect, collaborate, and interact with diverse cultures and traditions around the world, so they need to develop global literacy. This department column highlights research and research-to-practice at the international level to bring global best teaching practices to the forefront.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Literacy Education, Picture Books, Reader Response
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Wright, Tanya S.; Gotwals, Amelia Wenk – Reading Teacher, 2017
In this article, the authors first review the research literature to show why supporting talk from the start of school is important for students' long-term literacy development. The authors then define and describe disciplinary talk and argue that it is an important entry point into science and disciplinary literacy learning for young students.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Rowsell, Jennifer; Morrell, Ernest; Alvermann, Donna E. – Reading Teacher, 2017
There is far more to the digital divide than meets the eye. In this article, the authors consolidate existing research on the digital divide to offer some tangible ways for educators to bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots, or the cans and cannots. Drawing on Aldous Huxley's notion of a "brave new world," some digital divide…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Wagner, Daniel A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Children around the world, especially in low-income countries, lack equal opportunities to develop the early skills on which school-based learning takes place. Indeed, global data show that there are hundreds of millions of children with very low reading scores, even after many of them have gone to school for two or more years. Current research…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy, Language of Instruction
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