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Culham, Ruth – Reading Teacher, 2019
Learning how to choose and use diverse literature for students to read and as an inspiration for their writing has never been more important, as more than 50% of today's students in U.S. classrooms do not identify as white. This teaching tip explores the importance of finding high-quality diverse literature for all learners and how to use these…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Reading Material Selection, Childrens Literature, Lesson Plans
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Quast, Erin – Reading Teacher, 2019
How might literature be shared with students for transformative purposes? Literature has the power to shape students' worldviews through the exploration of diverse human experiences, but how students engage with diverse characters is important to reaching transformative goals. The author identified teachers' pedagogical moves within a preschool…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, World Views, Gender Differences
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Concannon-Gibney, Tara – Reading Teacher, 2019
Poetry has often been described as the neglected genre despite its potential to engage and motivate students of all abilities in reading and writing. Indeed, poetry provides an excellent forum for the development of literacy skills and strategies in a meaningful context. The author describes how a teacher implemented a poetry genre study in a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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McTigue, Erin M.; Uppstad, Per Henning – Reading Teacher, 2019
Computer games and computer-assisted instruction have become prevalent in reading classrooms. However, research-based guidance for teacher use of such resources has not progressed at the same rate. In lieu of research, myths circulate about the utility of these resources, particularly when students use computer games independently. The authors…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computer Games, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Mikita, Clara; Rodgers, Emily; Berenbon, Rebecca; Winkler, Christa – Reading Teacher, 2019
Recent research on scaffolding has examined both the sources of information used and neglected during students' word-solving attempts and the amount of information provided in teachers' word-solving prompts. In this teaching tip, the authors expand the application of such research from one-to-one student-teacher interactions to a guided reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Prompting, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Word Study Skills
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Knight, Jennifer A.; Justesen, Hilary A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Comprehension is the overall goal of reading. One approach to help students increase their comprehension is to discuss a text in small-group settings. Yet, many students struggle to fully engage in meaningful discussions within these groups. Students' ability to retain and share what they read is one reason for this lack of discussion. Teaching…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Group Discussion
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Beschorner, Beth; Hall, Anna H. – Reading Teacher, 2018
When students write informational text, they have the opportunity to engage with meaningful topics, become curious about the world, learn domain-specific knowledge, and use academic vocabulary. Given the possibilities for learning through writing informational text, it is important for teachers to reflect on and improve their informational writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, Writing Strategies
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Izrael, Amber – Reading Teacher, 2018
A look at one student who began with challenging behaviors and was nonverbal and through intensive instruction was able to gain literacy skills in order to communicate her needs and wants through the dedication of the teacher.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Autism, Behavior Problems
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Larson, Lotta C.; Rumsey, Chepina – Reading Teacher, 2018
This Teaching Tip describes the use of children's literature to help second-grade students meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and for Mathematics. During a shared reading experience, students used manipulatives to represent plot and characters while demonstrating mathematical reasoning. The article offers instructional…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides, Common Core State Standards
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Minnery, Adrienne; Smith, Antony T. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Decoding, building fluency, and exploring word and sentence meanings are important elements of literacy instruction in elementary classrooms. Shared literacy experiences provide opportunities for teachers to engage students in meaningful reading experiences. This article describes a quick four-step process for conducting close sentence reading, a…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Decoding (Reading), Reading Fluency, Sentences
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Lee, Soyoung – Reading Teacher, 2018
Evidence-based writing is a complex standard in the Common Core State Standards that has taken center stage in the writing curriculum. Students must demonstrate proficiency in making claims based on evidence and explain how the evidence supports their claim. This is a challenging task for all students, but for English learners, it can be…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, English Language Learners
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Haag, Claudia Christensen – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article shares key steps in how to negotiate writing Readers Theatre scripts with English learners or any small group of students. The author aims to help promote language and literacy development and encourage critical thinking and engagement through the powerful modality of Readers Theatre.
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Scripts, Writing (Composition), Language Acquisition
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Emerson, Andrea M.; Hall, Anna H. – Reading Teacher, 2018
The early emergent stage of writing consists of drawing and scribbling. This article provides a rationale for teachers to reframe their dispositions toward scribbling and reshape their interactions with writers in the early emergent stage. These teaching tips were derived from the authors' study of teacher, parent, and young students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Writing Instruction, Identification (Psychology)
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Pennell, Ashley E.; Wollak, Barbara; Koppenhaver, David A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article discusses the importance of making available in classrooms a range of children's literature offering authentic and meaningful representations of characters with disabilities. The focus is not only on reading inclusive literature with typically developing students but also on the importance of making inclusive literature available to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Literary Devices
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Gillanders, Cristina – Reading Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the development of writing in young dual language learners, who are children under 5 years old who are learning the dominant language and another language at the same time. Early writing has been associated with literacy outcomes in the later years of elementary school. The article presents samples of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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