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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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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Abbas, Bridget; DiCicco, Michael – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
In this year-long qualitative multi-site case study, researchers identified how eighth and ninth-grade teacher practices may support students' basic and developmental needs across the middle-to-high-school transition. Data were collected throughout 2009, including individual interviews, focus group interviews, observations, and artifact data of 23…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Middle School Students