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Maloch, Beth; Bomer, Randy – Language Arts, 2013
This column responds to a recent push in education policy toward a curriculum that requires students to read and write more informational texts. Most evident in the now well-known Common Core State Standards, these policy moves echo, in some ways, a call by researchers for more informational texts, particularly in primary classrooms. In this…
Descriptors: Literacy, Nonfiction, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Lysaker, Judith; Thompson, Becky – Language Arts, 2013
Teacher research has a long, rich history. However, teacher research is primarily limited to practicing teachers and those pursuing graduate education. It is only beginning to be used as means of understanding the instructional needs of English learners. In this article, a preservice teacher and her university instructor describe the role of…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, English Language Learners, Literacy, Preservice Teachers
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Paugh, Patricia; Moran, Mary – Language Arts, 2013
For four years, Pat Paugh, a university teacher educator, and Mary Moran, a teacher researcher, collaborated on action research by systematically studying literacy development connected to the latter's third-grade community gardening and urban farming curriculum. Their goal was to support an existing classroom culture that valued…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Communities of Practice, Urban Schools, Neighborhoods
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Hoffman, James V.; Roser, Nancy – Language Arts, 2012
Through this article, we describe an instructional strategy termed "Beautiful Books." This strategy involves the creation of images and texts to be used in the development of oral and literacy skills. We explore the historical roots of the strategy in Language Experience Approach (LEA) and Whole language and consider how dictation and early…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Reading Writing Relationship, Systems Approach, Speech Skills
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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Language Arts, 2012
This article introduces a way of seeing miscue analysis data through a "spider chart", a readily available digital graphing tool that provides an effective way to visually represent readers' complex coordination of interrelated cueing systems. A spider chart is a standard feature in recent spreadsheet software that puts a new spin on miscue…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Reading Processes, Cues, Charts
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Tisdale, Carmen – Language Arts, 2012
This article is a tribute to JoBeth Allen, recipient of the Elementary Section's 2012 award for Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts. Each year, this award recognizes a distinguished educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education. This article was written by second-grade teacher and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Recognition (Achievement), Elementary Education, Language Arts
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Bryce, Nadine – Language Arts, 2012
At the James Weldon Johnson Leadership Academy in East Harlem, New York, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community-based artists worked together to create a visually explosive environment that reflected enriched learning experiences based on their multidisciplinary study of New York's history. The Mano a Mano ("Hand to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Thematic Approach
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Atkinson, Terry S.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A. – Language Arts, 2011
NCTE's Framework for 21st Century Literacies (2008) prompted collaboration between a university professor and classroom teacher resulting in a professional inquiry project utilizing a Web 2.0 tool, Scrapblog, with fourth-grade students. This article describes implementation of this project, including both challenges and positive outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Empowerment, Cooperation, Rewards
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Bedard, Carol; Fuhrken, Charles – Language Arts, 2011
An integrated language arts and technology program engaged students in reading and writing activities that funded an experience in moviemaking. With video cameras in hand, students, often working collaboratively, developed expanded views of the writing and revision processes as they created movies that mattered to them and found an audience beyond…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Language Arts, Reading, Identification
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Zanden, Sarah Vander; Wohlwend, Karen E. – Language Arts, 2011
In this article, we look closely at the way power circulates through school routines with ordinary texts in everyday moments. We address texts that support different types of achievement and how critical literacy helps us redefine achievement and examine what we're doing with texts and students in classrooms. We interrogate the notion of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Behavior Patterns, Repetition, Purchasing
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Martinez-Roldan, Carmen M.; Newcomer, Sarah – Language Arts, 2011
In this article, the authors share findings from a study in which immigrant students responded to the wordless text "The Arrival" in small-group, bilingual literature discussions. The interpretive processes of two of the children with different ethnic backgrounds, levels of English proficiency, and styles of response are highlighted as exemplary…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Ability, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Garcia, Andrea – Language Arts, 2011
This article honors Kathy G. Short, who has been awarded NCTE's Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts award for 2011. Kathy's scholarly achievements as a lifelong inquirer, teacher, and mentor are featured in this article, celebrating her national and international influence in the field of literacy education. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Language Arts, Inquiry, Teacher Education
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Kesler, Ted – Language Arts, 2011
In this paper, the author shares three teaching stories that demonstrate the social, cultural, political, and historical factors of all texts in specific interpretive communities. The author shows how the texts that comprised his curriculum constructed particular subject positions that inevitably included some students but marginalized and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Elementary Education
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Boldt, Gail; Gilman, Sharlene; Kang, Suyoung; Olan, Elsie; Olcese, Nicole – Language Arts, 2011
This article is an historical study of the understanding of children's writing through "Language Arts". The author and her research team did a content analysis of articles about writing that appeared in "Language Arts" beginning in 1924 through January, 2010. Analysis shows that a major area of tension throughout the history of…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Language Arts, Periodicals, Content Analysis
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Maniates, Helen; Mahiri, Jabari – Language Arts, 2011
NCLB and Reading First are negotiated in implementing beginning reading instruction. The article describes and analyzes how two critical conditions for creating opportunity--access to qualified teachers and rigorous academic curriculum--are met by examining the enactment and adaptation of a prescriptive core reading program disproportionately…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Reading, Reading Programs
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