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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Coiro, Julie; Sekeres, Diane Carver; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth – Journal of Education, 2014
This study examined the social and cognitive interaction patterns of third, fourth, and fifth graders as they collaboratively read on the Internet and responded to an inquiry prompt. Data analysis revealed patterns of cognitive strategy use that intersected with social forms and functions of dialogue. Dyads that exhibited higher levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Cognitive Style
Sekeres, Diane Carver; Coiro, Julie; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Digital information sources can form the basis of effective inquiry-based learning if teachers construct the information and exercises in ways that will promote collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Coiro, Julie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
Students' perceptions about the Internet's usefulness and potential to engage them in academic learning tasks have been found to influence their success in reading for information in online tasks. This article helps to understand the types of dispositions that adolescents may have toward reading on the Internet and how to characterize these…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Guidelines, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Coiro, Julie – Educational Forum, 2012
Research in four areas has the potential to dramatically improve how practitioners address the challenges of integrating digital texts and tasks into their literacy curriculum. Advances in defining and measuring key components of online reading comprehension are rapidly emerging. In addition, instructional models, such as Internet reciprocal…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Reciprocal Teaching, Educational Research
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Castek, Jill; Coiro, Julie; Guzniczak, Lizbeth; Bradshaw, Carlton – Educational Forum, 2012
This study examines peer collaboration among four pairs of seventh graders who read online to determine what caused the downfall of the Mayan civilization. More and less productive collaborative interactions are presented through snippets of dialogue in which pairs negotiated complex texts. Few examples of how teachers can skillfully facilitate…
Descriptors: State Standards, Cooperative Learning, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Coiro, Julie; Fogleman, Jay – Educational Leadership, 2011
Online resources can deepen student learning--if teachers design the right tasks and learner supports. In this article, the authors look at instructional websites teachers will want to use with their students. They focus on three types of web-based learning environments--(1) informational reading systems; (2) interactive learning systems; and (3)…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Internet, Web Sites, Educational Technology
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Coiro, Julie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2011
This study investigated the extent to which new reading comprehension proficiencies may be required when adolescents read for information on the Internet. Seventh graders (N = 109) selected from a stratified random sample of diverse middle school students completed a survey of topic-specific prior knowledge and parallel scenario-based measures of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Coiro, Julie – Theory Into Practice, 2011
This article highlights four cognitive processes key to online reading comprehension and how one might begin to transform existing think-aloud strategy models to encompass the challenges of reading for information on the Internet. Informed by principles of cognitive apprenticeship and an emerging taxonomy of online reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Processes, Internet, Protocol Analysis