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Duke, Nell K.; Mesmer, Heidi Anne E. – American Educator, 2019
The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms is settled science. However, too often such instruction is not provided in the most efficient or effective way. These instructional missteps mean that fewer children will develop strong word-reading skills. In addition, ineffective phonics instruction is likely to require…
Descriptors: Phonics, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Alphabets, Reading Instruction
Wright, Tanya S. – American Educator, 2019
Interactive read-alouds, where adults read text to children and facilitate discussion of the text, are an incredibly effective method for supporting children's literacy learning. In this article, Tanya Wright, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, describes some of the knowledge and skills that…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Reading Skills, Early Childhood Education
National Education Association, 2019
Poverty and trauma impact student brain development, health, and behavior. The stressors of poverty (lack of nutritious food, unstable housing, etc.) and traumatic events can put students in a "fight" or "flight" mode. Operating from such places prevents students from accessing higher-order thinking and negatively impacts…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, Educational Strategies, Teacher Student Relationship
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Berger, Margot – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
A broad categorisation of different reading styles for mathematics text is generated in this research. The styles derive from those found in literature around academic reading skills. These styles are inductively refined using video transcripts of five specially chosen students studying out loud from a prescribed mathematics textbook. The context…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Skills, Video Technology
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Kearns, Devin M.; Whaley, Victoria M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Learning to read English is more difficult than in most other alphabetic languages. It sometimes seems there are not reliable rules for linking letters with sounds. Teaching students all of the letter patterns they may find in texts is no simple task. Students struggle processing the sounds in words, so even words with simple spellings are…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Skills, Spelling, Memory
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Dawson, Kara; Antonenko, Pavlo; Lane, Holly; Zhu, Jiawen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Individuals with dyslexia face numerous challenges in school and daily life. Although effective intervention may reduce those challenges (Mather & Wendling, 2011; Shaywitz, 2003; Snowling & Hulme, 2012), most individuals with dyslexia benefit from additional supports that allow them to learn and function independently. The term assistive…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Assistive Technology, Intervention, Technology Uses in Education
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
There is often confusion about the terms used to label or describe a reading problem. Clinicians and researchers use different terminology than the schools. For example, medical professionals, psychologists, and other practitioners outside of the school often use the term "dyslexia," "reading disorder," and "specific…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility
Redford, Kylie – Educational Leadership, 2019
Assistive technologies can be a game changer for students with learning disabilities/differences as they struggle to master grade-level content and concepts. Redford gives examples from her classroom of how tools like audio books with text-to-speech features and even simple predictive spelling apps enable students with reading or writing…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Spelling, Computer Oriented Programs, Learning Disabilities
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Burns, Leslie David; Faris, Amber; Melino, Flor; Turner, Wendy; Wheatley, Abigail – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Abstract The authors illustrate how literacy and language arts teachers work with students to help them act and engage as agents in and beyond school. The authors demonstrate how teachers design environments for learning and practice and how young people use resulting skills and motivations intentionally as a result of their experiences in those…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Perin, Dolores; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – Review of Research in Education, 2019
Only 25% to 38% of secondary education graduates in the United States are proficient readers or writers but many continue to postsecondary education, where they take developmental education courses designed to help them improve their basic academic skills. However, outcomes are poor for this population, and one problem may be that approaches to…
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Preparation, Student Improvement, Literacy
Zhu, Pei – MDRC, 2019
Educational practices that prove effective often involve a substantial investment of training and support time. Unfortunately, that is the very characteristic that makes it difficult and costly to expand the programs on a large scale. A key challenge when scaling up is to maintain high levels of effectiveness at an affordable cost.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Program Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development
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Ray, Amber B. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
An increasing number of students with disabilities now attend college, but many do not complete their college program due to poor grades. This may occur because students with high-incidence disabilities often struggle acquiring the academic skills essential to success in college. Teaching learning strategies to students with high-incidence…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Learning Strategies, College Preparation, Learning Disabilities
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Apel, Kenn; Henbest, Victoria S.; Masterson, Julie – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Orthographic knowledge is the understanding of how spoken language is represented in print. However, the terms used to describe the two levels of orthographic knowledge, lexical and sublexical orthographic knowledge, have been variably defined and inconsistently measured, potentially contributing to discrepancies in research findings.…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Reading Skills, Spelling, Learning Processes
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Carr, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
This article begins with vignettes that demonstrate how talent potential can (and does) manifest differently in different children. While some children display talent in one or more academic fields, other children demonstrate creative, intellectual, or artistic aptitudes. Regardless of their field or domain of talent, all children can benefit from…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Language Skills, Literacy, Individual Characteristics
Gentry, J. Richard; Ouellette, Gene P. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2019
With the concise and readable "Brain Words," you will learn how children's brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage. Introducing their original, research-based framework of "brain words"--dictionaries in the brain where students store and…
Descriptors: Neurological Organization, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Class Activities, Thinking Skills
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