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Wood, Summer; Jocius, Robin – Reading Teacher, 2013
Too often, instruction designed to improve literacy achievement for black male readers and writers focuses on skill-based learning, ignoring cultural, social, and personal development. This article calls for the use of critical literacy strategies with African American male students, which can raise expectations for academic achievement by…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Friedlander, Barbara; Laud, Leslie – Reading Teacher, 2013
Learning to write is critical in today's world, yet many students are not developing the writing abilities they need to use writing as a powerful tool for learning and for showing what they know. Research indicates that failure to acquire strong writing abilities restricts opportunities for both post-secondary education and employment. This…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Strategies, Academic Standards
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Wilcox, Brad; Monroe, Eula Ewing – Reading Teacher, 2011
Teachers often find it difficult to integrate writing and mathematics while honoring the integrity of both disciplines. In this article, the authors present two levels of integration that teachers may use as a starting point. The first level, writing without revision, can be worked into mathematics instruction quickly and readily. The second…
Descriptors: Integrity, Writing Processes, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Roller, Beverly; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1980
Traces the history of the reading assessments conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), discusses the objectives and importance of the 1979-80 reading assessment, and notes the need for professional organizations such as the International Reading Association to develop proposals dealing with research questions raised by…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Appreciation