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Larson, Lotta C.; Rumsey, Chepina – Reading Teacher, 2018
This Teaching Tip describes the use of children's literature to help second-grade students meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and for Mathematics. During a shared reading experience, students used manipulatives to represent plot and characters while demonstrating mathematical reasoning. The article offers instructional…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides, Common Core State Standards
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Bean, Rita M.; Kern, Diane; Griffith, Robin; Lacina, Jan – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article compares the ILA 2017 Standards for preparing specialized literacy professionals with the 2010 Standards. The authors also describe levels of emphases for each specialized literacy role and implications of the new Standards for those serving in the field and for those who prepare them.
Descriptors: Literacy, Specialists, Professional Personnel, Academic Standards
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Davis, Dennis S.; Vehabovic, Nermin – Reading Teacher, 2018
The authors offer guidance on recognizing and resisting test-centric instruction in reading comprehension. They posit that five practices indicate a test-centric view of comprehension: when the tested content is privileged, when the test becomes the text, when annotation requirements replace strategic thinking, when test items frame how students…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Educational Practices
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Martens, Prisca; Martens, Ray; Doyle, Michelle Hassay; Loomis, Jenna; Fuhrman, Laura; Stout, Robbie; Soper, Elizabeth – Reading Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this article is to share how the authors supported kindergartners' and first graders' developing creativity through stories they composed in writing and art. Over eight years, the authors explored ways to use picturebooks as mentor texts to help students explore how the authors and artists create meaning multimodally. This article…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Creativity, Art Education
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Lewis, Kayla – Reading Teacher, 2018
In this article, one literacy coach turned university professor describes her journey through Reading Recovery training and the lessons she learned along the way. She reflects on her teaching before and after studying Clay's work, and she describes the changes that she went through as a teacher as she applied the principles to her own teaching and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Reading Teachers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Fantozzi, Victoria B.; Johnson, Christi; Scherfen, Anneliese – Reading Teacher, 2018
Every day, we are surrounded by stories in print, on social media, in blogs, on the radio, and in stories from our friends and family. The ways people make meaning and communicate are increasingly multimodal and digital; yet, the preschool classroom, for all its multimodal learning, is sometimes devoid of technology. In this action research…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Preschool Education, Educational Technology, Action Research
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Miles, Katharine Pace; Rubin, Gregory B.; Gonzalez-Frey, Selenid – Reading Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this article is to rethink how sight words are categorized in early childhood classrooms. Three categories of words (regularly spelled, temporarily irregularly spelled, and permanently irregularly spelled) are presented as a way to think about the orthographic representations of words and how these representations interact with…
Descriptors: Sight Method, Reading Instruction, Sight Vocabulary, Early Childhood Education
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Kang, Grace Y. – Reading Teacher, 2018
This teaching tip showcases instructional strategies and scaffolds from an out-of-school digital writing camp. Often, teachers may be hesitant to incorporate digital tools into their literacy instruction for various reasons (e.g., scripted curriculum, fear and uncertainty of digital tools, lack of experience and knowledge with technology), yet it…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Literacy Education, Educational Technology
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Jocius, Robin; Shealy, Samantha – Reading Teacher, 2018
Literature circles, or book clubs, are a long-standing pedagogical tradition designed to support students' reading and response to literature. However, critics of these student-led literature discussions have argued that this format can limit opportunities for students to engage meaningfully with political, social, and cultural issues. The purpose…
Descriptors: Clubs, Communities of Practice, Books, Reading Skills
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Minnery, Adrienne; Smith, Antony T. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Decoding, building fluency, and exploring word and sentence meanings are important elements of literacy instruction in elementary classrooms. Shared literacy experiences provide opportunities for teachers to engage students in meaningful reading experiences. This article describes a quick four-step process for conducting close sentence reading, a…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Decoding (Reading), Reading Fluency, Sentences
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Hale, Elizabeth – Reading Teacher, 2018
Conferences provide teachers a valuable context for giving both positive and constructive feedback that is tailored to individual students. Students who struggle with writing, however, are less apt to receive positive feedback on the craft of their writing, which is an important part of literacy development in the elementary and middle grades.…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Writing Achievement, Recognition (Achievement), Academic Ability
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Baxa, Julie; Christ, Tanya – Reading Teacher, 2018
Selecting and integrating the use of digital texts/tools in literacy lessons are complex tasks. The DigiLit framework provides a succinct model to guide planning, reflection, coaching, and formative evaluation of teachers' successful digital text/tool selection and integration for literacy lessons. For digital text/tool selection, teachers need to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Julien, Karen – Reading Teacher, 2018
How can teachers boost motivation and interest in writing when a student has disengaged from writing? This article looks at the case of a student with sensory and social challenges who lost interest in writing. Possible reasons for the loss of interest are explored through the elements that contribute to motivation for learning and for writing.…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sensory Integration, Interpersonal Competence
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Walker, Sharryn Larsen; Walker, Natalie M. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Finding culturally relevant informational books for a classroom library can be difficult. However, expanding the definition of informational text to include procedural forms, specifically cookbooks, can enhance the cultural relevance, range, and number of books available for students to read. Reasons for placing cookbooks in the classroom library…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Textbooks, Culturally Relevant Education, Nonfiction
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Castek, Jill; Dwyer, Bernadette – Reading Teacher, 2018
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: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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