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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
School improvement efforts often focus on students who perform below grade level. These improvement efforts typically focus on improving instruction, often through a framework and professional development. The question remains, how do students who are gifted and talented respond to this type of instruction? We observed 48 students in their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Small Group Instruction