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Wessel-Powell, Christy; Lu, Ya-Huei; Wohlwend, Karen – Reading Teacher, 2018
Increased emphasis on standardization in primary grades can stifle spontaneous literacy play. The authors argue that allowing playful, collaborative, multimodal literacies into primary classrooms and specifically in writers' workshop can expand and enliven the way we see students' literacy strengths. The authors look closely at the unique…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Standards, Teaching Methods, Play
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DeFauw, Danielle L. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Many students have experienced author visits, but one K-4 elementary school aimed to meet its school improvement goal to motivate writers through a yearlong collaboration with a published children's book author/illustrator, Ryan Hipp. This article details the positive components of the yearlong collaboration that included three in-person sessions…
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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Wasik, Barbara A.; Hindman, Annemarie H. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Developing young students' language and vocabulary is critical in laying the foundation for learning to read. Asking open-ended questions, which require more than a one-word response, is an effective strategy that teachers can use to elicit students' comments and engage students in extended conversations. However, to facilitate students'…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Reading Teacher, 2017
Fifth graders interpreted the book "Doll Bones" by Holly Black through visual representations from the beginning to the end of the book. Each visual representation was analyzed to determine how students responded. Most frequently, they moved to inferential ways of understanding. Students often visually interpreted emotional plot elements…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Inferences, Visual Perception, Semiotics
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Bintz, William P.; Ciecierski, Lisa M. – Reading Teacher, 2017
The Common Core State Standards for English language arts expect that teachers will use narrative and informational texts to teach content area material across the curriculum. However, many teachers at all grade levels struggle to incorporate both kinds of text, especially given the vast amount of specialized content they are required to teach.…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Common Core State Standards, Language Arts, Reading Instruction
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Philippakos, Zoi A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Revision is an important aspect of the writing process but is often challenging for students. Peer review can be helpful, but training is needed for it to work effectively. This article suggests an approach to preparing students for peer review by teaching specific evaluation criteria and leading collaborative practice in reviewing papers written…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Revision (Written Composition), Evaluation Criteria
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Del Nero, Jennifer Renner – Reading Teacher, 2017
This teaching tip highlights three writing minilessons that help students construct vivid sensory detail (textual detail related to the five senses) in their fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Learning to show, not tell, is a difficult task for novice writers. The author explores reasons why this is the case and provides directions for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Creative Writing, Fiction
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McClure, Erin L.; Fullerton, Susan King – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article provides classroom examples of how interactive read-alouds of informational texts facilitate collaborative and respectful discussions that promote literacy learning. Several specific considerations for making interactive read-alouds engaging and successful are presented in an effort to support educators in capitalizing on this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Oral Reading, Teaching Methods, Nonfiction
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Kersten, Sara – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article describes how second-grade students' literacy learning was enhanced as they used their developing knowledge of nonfiction in an integrated English language arts/science unit toward the creation of multimodal nonfiction science books. After explaining the Common Core State Standards that guided the unit, the author outlines the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Nonfiction, Integrated Curriculum
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Springer, Sheree E.; Harris, Samantha; Dole, Janice A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
In an educational climate in which many teachers may feel the tension between achieving grade-level literacy standards and creating lifelong readers, interest can be a powerful mediator that impacts students' cognitive and affective experiences with reading. This practical article presents four research-based principles of reading…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Reading Motivation, Student Interests, Reading Attitudes
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Michael Luna, Sara – Reading Teacher, 2017
Developing and scaffolding academic language is an important job of preschool teachers. This Teaching Tip provides five strategies that extend the topic of academic language by integrating previous research and field-based data into classroom practice.
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Classroom Techniques, Preschool Teachers
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Lightner, Sarah C.; Wilkinson, Ian A. G. – Reading Teacher, 2017
In this article, the authors provide a menu of nine discussion frameworks from which teachers can choose to engage students in collaborative conversations about text in order to foster reading comprehension and address the Common Core State Standards. Some of the frameworks identified in this article are better suited to instructional goals that…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Common Core State Standards, Student Needs
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Santori, Diane; Belfatti, Monica – Reading Teacher, 2017
The term "close reading" often conjures up an image of a teacher asking students several scripted questions that encourage them to reread and critically examine a text. The teacher then evaluates the students' responses. In this article, the authors offer another approach to close reading--one that places students' text-dependent…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Instruction, Reader Text Relationship, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Kervin, Lisa; Mantei, Jessica – Reading Teacher, 2017
Storytelling is a practice that enables children to apply their literacy skills. This article shares a collaborative literacy strategy devised to enable children to create multimodal stories about their familiar school environment. The strategy uses resources, including the children's own drawings, images from Google Maps, and the Puppet Pals…
Descriptors: Children, Story Telling, Literacy Education, Learning Strategies
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McQuirter Scott, Ruth; Meeussen, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2017
Technology-enhanced classrooms offer dynamic possibilities for teachers and students. The teacher's role can shift from being an expert in control of the class to being a coach who challenges students to use technology to explore the world and share their findings in innovative ways. Such redefining of roles, however, involves risk and often…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Teacher Role, Risk
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