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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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Colwell, Jamie – Reading Teacher, 2019
The author focuses on selecting texts for disciplinary literacy instruction in elementary grades. Disciplinary literacy instruction is a promising approach to engage students in socially and culturally relevant learning, and the selection of a variety of informational texts is important to planning this type of instruction. Currently, most…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Material Selection, Reading Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Kleekamp, Monica C.; Zapata, Angie – Reading Teacher, 2019
Diverse classroom libraries offer opportunities for students to not only see themselves represented in books but also encounter lived experiences and perspectives that are different from their own. As classrooms increasingly include learners with cognitively and physically diverse abilities, teachers are faced with the challenge of selecting…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Childrens Literature, Inclusion, Reading Material Selection
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Bacchioni, Shelby; Kurstedt, Rosanne L. – Reading Teacher, 2019
If you were to walk into this second-grade classroom during reading workshop, you would notice students reading books specific to their reading level and interest. You would also notice students using different tools to support their reading development. One of the teacher's goals is to help students become independent readers who are able to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Independent Reading
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Nash, Kindel; Panther, Leah; Elson, Kerry – Reading Teacher, 2019
A century of research has shown that culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining literacy teaching is essential to teaching all students well and is especially crucial for students of color, who most often attend urban schools. The authors share one innovative and culturally sustaining literacy practice that critically centers kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Minority Group Students
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Thomas, Katina L. – Reading Teacher, 2019
The early reading gap among diverse subgroups of students in schools has made teachers conscious of how students' culture affects their perceptions of reading and the literacy materials now being used in classrooms. The reported racial and gender gap among elementary literacy readers leaves African American boys on the fringes of literacy growth…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education
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Rawlins, Amanda; Invernizzi, Marcia – Reading Teacher, 2019
Sight word learning occurs in most early elementary classrooms. Some kindergarten students face the prospect of learning up to 100 sight words, and many teachers feel pressure to ensure that students know lists of words by the year's end. The authors offer five assertions about sight word learning to direct teachers and administrators toward the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Beginning Reading, Vocabulary Development, Kindergarten
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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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Williams, Cheri – Reading Teacher, 2018
Interactive writing is a process-oriented instructional approach designed to make the composing and encoding processes of writing overt and explicit for young students who are learning to write. It is particularly suitable for students who struggle with literacy learning. This article describes one first-grade teacher's use of interactive writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Interaction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Lenters, Kimberly; Smith, Cameron – Reading Teacher, 2018
In this article, the authors present a literacy research project in which humor, popular culture, and improvisational comedy (improv) are viewed as curricular resources to engage students' minds "and" bodies in multimodal story building, following a posthuman assemblage theory approach to literacy learning. This approach takes students'…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Cooperative Learning, Story Telling, Creative Activities
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Son, Eun Hye; Chase, Maggie – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article discusses how to implement paired reading with developing readers to foster students' fluency and reading comprehension. The teacher first helps students comprehend the story with focused discussion questions and the completion of a beginning, middle, and end (B-M-E) chart. Then, the teacher scaffolds students to do the oral reading…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Reading Fluency
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Parenti, Melissa A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Becoming more disciplined about teaching disciplinary literacy in our classrooms can be a challenge. Encouraging student production of the academic language and the demands and styles of thinking associated with each discipline requires an additional push that was often overlooked in content area instruction of the past. As this new journey in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Content Area Reading
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Barnes, Erica M.; Oliveira, Alandeom W. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Elementary students are expected to use various features of informational texts to build knowledge in the content areas. In science informational texts, scientific metaphors are commonly used to make sense of complex and invisible processes. Although elementary students may be familiar with literary metaphors as used in narratives, they may be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Elementary School Science
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