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Howell, Emily – Reading Teacher, 2017
This teaching tip gives teachers practical applications of the game Pokémon GO for literacy teaching and learning. The author discusses applications of the game for teaching multimodality in upper elementary-school classrooms. The author situates these applications in relevant theoretical perspectives as well as current literacy research.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Games, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices
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Dunkerly-Bean, Judith; Bean, Thomas W.; Sunday, Kristine; Summers, Raleta – Reading Teacher, 2017
In this study, the authors look at the ways that global children's literature, drawing, and dramatic play were used as a means to generate children's understanding of issues such as poverty, fairness, and equity and to invite them to recontextualize conceptions of global issues into more localized and situated understanding through aesthetic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Freehand Drawing, Dramatic Play
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Cappello, Marva – Reading Teacher, 2017
Twenty-first century literacy requires students to analyze and create images for communication across and within academic disciplines. Thus, literacy teachers are now responsible for supporting students as they engage with visual texts. We must carefully and intentionally choose images for teaching practice and consider the reader, instructional…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli, Reading Materials
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Enriquez, Grace; Clark, Summer R.; Della Calce, Jessica – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article describes a kindergarten teacher's incorporation of children's literature for dynamic learning frame, growth mind-set, and social justice development into her classroom literacy instruction. The authors first compare a dynamic learning frame with a growth mind-set, explaining their use of the former because of its consideration for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Kindergarten, Social Justice
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Casbergue, Renée M. – Reading Teacher, 2017
The Common Core State Standards have influenced curriculum for primary grades across the country, requiring more sophisticated responses to written text from children than ever before. Yet readiness for kindergarten is still often defined in terms of constrained print-related skills. As early as preschool, children can be introduced to more…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Curriculum
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Clark, Sarah K.; Lott, Kimberly – Reading Teacher, 2017
Early elementary teachers are under great pressure to teach all children to read and write at highly proficient levels while simultaneously emphasizing STEM instruction to prepare students for the 21st century. Traditionally, literacy skills are taught in isolation from science instruction. However, reading and writing are the perfect tools to use…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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van der Veen, Chiel; van der Wilt, Femke; van Kruistum, Claudia; van Oers, Bert; Michaels, Sarah – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article describes the MODEL2TALK intervention, which aims to promote young children's oral communicative competence through productive classroom talk. Productive classroom talk provides children in early childhood education with many opportunities to talk and think together. Results from a large-scale study show that productive classroom talk…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classroom Communication, Oral Language, Early Childhood Education
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Zumbrunn, Sharon; Ekholm, Eric; Stringer, J. K.; McKnight, Kimberly; DeBusk-Lane, Morgan – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article offers insights into students' perceptions of writing through the use of drawings and written responses. In a descriptive qualitative study of fifth graders across two diverse elementary schools, students were prompted to draw a picture about a recent experience with writing and how that experience made them feel. Students were then…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing
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Meacham, Sohyun; Meacham, Shuaib; Kirkland-Holmes, Gloria; Han, Myae – Reading Teacher, 2017
This teaching tip reports a case of an author-illustrator study of Donald Crews. It discusses the suitability of his books for an author-illustrator study in preschool classrooms and emphasizes the significance of his work for family literacy among racial and ethnic minority groups. A Head Start classroom of preschoolers investigated Crews's books…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Family Literacy
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Morabito, Nancy P. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Given the focus of recent standards-based reforms, K-12 students are expected to engage in reading and writing activities across disciplines to strengthen their literacy skills in all content areas. These students are simultaneously called upon to develop understandings of the practices of science and engineering through their K-12 science…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Rowsell, Jennifer – Reading Teacher, 2017
Digital literacies play a foundational role in the rhythm and pattern of our lives, yet debates continue about how to harness them for educational purposes. In an effort to humanize digital literacies, this column provides a venue for research and practical applications that depict technology use as part of the fabric of being human. This…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Computer Games, Teaching Methods, Emotional Experience
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Sherman, Khristine; Gabriel, Rachael – Reading Teacher, 2017
Reading and creating stories is a longstanding pedagogical approach to literacy learning in elementary school classrooms because stories offer personal and human experiences to which students can relate and respond. Stories, including digital forms such as short films, offer accounts of what it is to belong to a community and its worldviews and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Toll, Cathy A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Literacy coaches are more effective when they have a clear plan for their collaborations with teachers. This article provides details of such a plan, which involves identifying a problem, understanding the problem, deciding what to do differently, and trying something different. For each phase of the problem-solving model, there are key tasks for…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Models, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education
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Leathers, Jacqueline – Reading Teacher, 2017
This essay describes the struggle to get one second grade reader who was in need of fluency practice to overcome his resistance to rereading familiar texts. This was done through the use of videos which were sent to parents on a weekly basis after the texts had been practiced several time with an eye toward all aspects of fluency--phrasing,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students
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Dennis, Danielle V. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. NCLB and its Reading First mandate brought punitive accountability models and scripted core curricula into schools. Based on the language of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Programs
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