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Manyak, Patrick C.; Baumann, James F.; Manyak, Ann-Margaret – Reading Teacher, 2018
The authors address instruction in morphological analysis, a vocabulary-learning approach that involves teaching students the meanings of affixes (prefixes and suffixes) and word roots and a strategy for using knowledge of these morphemic elements to infer the meanings of unfamiliar words. The authors discuss their development of a list of affixes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Roehling, Julia V.; Hebert, Michael; Nelson, J. Ron; Bohaty, Janet J. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Comprehending expository reading material is a challenge for many students. Research has shown that students' expository reading comprehension can improve with the help of text structure instruction. The purpose of this article is to present teachers with a framework for effectively implementing text structure instruction in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 2
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Roth, Kate; Dabrowski, Joan – Reading Teacher, 2014
Interactive writing is an instructional practice widely considered effective and most appropriate for emergent writers. This article asserts that it is a valuable method for more fluent writers in grades 2-5. It outlines the basic lesson sequence and proposes four key shifts to adapt interactive writing for older, more fluent writers: 1) The…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Interaction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Serafini, Frank – Reading Teacher, 2014
Wordless picturebooks may be better defined by what they do contain--visually rendered narratives--rather than what they do not contain. This column challenges traditional ways of looking at wordless picturebooks and offers a few approaches for integrating wordless picturebooks into a wider range of classrooms, preschool through middle school.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Picture Books, Teaching Methods, Preschool Education
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Liang, Lauren Aimonette; Galda, Lee – Reading Teacher, 2009
When response activities and comprehension strategies are combined, classroom instruction can enhance student engagement and understanding of a text, enrich student response, and improve students' awareness of their own strategic reading. This article presents some activities, adapted from the new IRA book "Children's Literature in the Reading…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Comprehension, Student Reaction, Reading Programs