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Olson, Carol Booth; Balius, Angie; McCourtney, Emily; Widtmann, Mary – Teachers College Press, 2018
In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olson and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons focused on the "thinking tools"…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Evidence Based Practice
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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda E. – Reading Horizons, 2018
Reading online text presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Traditional assessments of concepts about print inspired the authors' research, which applies a similar approach to address "screen handling" instead of book handling. The purpose of their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2016
This study explores how ELL students' parents participated in a blog-mediated English language arts curriculum in a second grade classroom at a U.S. urban school, and how they supported their children's learning of school-based writing. Adopting ecological perspectives on technological affordances, this study views digital literacy as discursive…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, English Language Learners, Parent Participation, English Instruction
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McKown, Clark; Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole; Johnson, Jason – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The ability to understand and effectively interact with others is a critical determinant of academic, social, and life success (DiPerna & Elliott, 2002). An area in particular need of scalable, feasible, usable, and scientifically sound assessment tools is social-emotional comprehension, which includes mental processes enlisted to encode,…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Interaction, Social Behavior, Emotional Response
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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud; Shawareb, Aseel Akram – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Parenting styles are known to have a powerful influence on child development, and as such they can significantly influence children's Internet use. The purpose of this study is to examine the Internet parenting style of Jordanian parents and their perspectives on their children's Internet use. Children's Internet use was evaluated in terms of four…
Descriptors: Internet, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Access to Computers
Caldwell, Bettie Johnson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The issue of struggling readers is a major concern in the field of education. An overwhelming number of students are beginning school ill-equipped to read. The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the effect of an interactive literacy website on the reading comprehension scores of 2nd grade students identified as struggling readers.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Web Sites, Interaction
Steffens, Cortney Lyn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to provide baseline information regarding the comprehension processes second graders use when reading informational text in print and online form. The study focused on informational text found in print, in closed hypertext Web sites, and during open Internet searches because academic success depends on the quick…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Web Sites
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Guides, Parent Education
Kosanovich, Marcia – Center on Instruction, 2012
Differentiated instruction means matching instruction to meet the different needs of learners. To deliver the wide range of instruction required to accommodate differing levels of learners in a classroom, teachers must use data-informed, small group instruction designed specifically to meet students' needs (Kosanovich, Ladinsky, Nelson, Torgesen,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Learning Activities
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Linder, Sandra M. – Young Children, 2012
Teachers are using technological innovations--including interactive whiteboards--in pre-K-grade 3 classrooms across the country. An IWB is a wall-mounted, touch-sensitive flat screen. When connected to a computer (or another electronic device) and a projector, it displays enlarged instructional content (such as a math word problem, pictures or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Young Children, Preschool Children
Devine, Pamela Albert – Principal, 2012
This article features Point Road School, a pre-K-4 school in New Jersey that enhances student learning by integrating new and emerging technologies into the curriculum. Point Road School's technology story began in 1996 with a grant for a classroom modem so students could email their university literacy buddies. The New Jersey school has moved…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
Burke, Nancy Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to develop a process and structure for adopting and leading critical school reform initiatives within a rural North Dakota pre-kindergarten through fourth grade elementary school. Elementary principals can use this process and structure to benefit staff, and ultimately, to improve student academic…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Adoption (Ideas)
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Gebhard, Meg; Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study analyzes how a teacher in the United States used systemic functional linguistics to design a blog-mediated writing curriculum to support second grade English language learners' (ELLs) literacy development and abilities to use computer-mediated communication tools for social and academic purposes in and out of school. The questions posed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography
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Andes, Laurie; Claggett, Elizabeth – Reading Teacher, 2011
Expressions of delight and anticipation are a direct result of a schoolwide writing program designed by teachers to develop language skills in special education students. These second graders participated in a writing project that made use of wikis to facilitate collaboration among the students, parents, teachers, and university members of their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Writing Instruction, Special Education
Anthos, Jeannette Smith – Arts & Activities, 2010
As an art teacher, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of objectives, lesson plans, grading, paperwork, setup, art shows and getting "that project" done within a certain time frame. Sometimes art teachers can miss out on a teachable moment not just for the students, but for themselves, as well. The author came upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Natural Disasters, Seismology
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