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Jozwik, Sara; Mustian, April L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The language experience approach (LEA) to reading instruction uses learner-dictated passages to foster reading development. In this study, researchers explored LEA instruction for English learners with exceptional needs that were supported by voice typing, word prediction, and screen reading tools. A multiple baseline design was used to…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Semitic Languages, Language Experience Approach, Reading Instruction
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Baker, Elizabeth A. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
Informed by sociocultural and systems theory tenets, this study used ethnographic research methods to examine the feasibility of using speech recognition (SR) technology to support struggling readers in an early elementary classroom setting. Observations of eight first graders were conducted as they participated in a structured SR-supported…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Ethnography, Grounded Theory
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Flynn, Erin Elizabeth – Reading Teacher, 2016
This article highlights research exploring the benefits of small-group storytelling as a way to promote rich language in early childhood classrooms. Using the storytelling of children from a preschool classroom serving lower SES children, the author explores the collaborative affordances of story circles. Results show that small-group storytelling…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Story Telling
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Pappamihiel, N. Eleni; Knight, Jennifer Hatch – Childhood Education, 2016
Second language learners face countless obstacles in the classroom, including communication and comprehension limitations and difficulty building relationships with peers. Many teachers struggle to build an inclusive classroom environment and ensure all students, especially those with linguistic and other learning disadvantages, are learning. This…
Descriptors: Story Telling, English Language Learners, Museums, Field Trips
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Flores, Gabriel – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2016
For many years, educational practitioners have been implementing multicultural literature about African-American, Asian, and Latino families. Teachers have also presented literature about great leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Helen Keller. However, the same cannot be said about literature depicting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Sexual Orientation
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Lu, Lucia Y. – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2016
On April 8, 2016 when the class was discussing "digital literacy," a shocking news story from London AP intrigued us. The news was about a brief text message delivered by Ahmed, a refugee Afghan boy of 6-year old. His text message flashed on the cellphone of Liz Clegg, a volunteer at a migrant camp in France. Clegg and other volunteers…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kultti, Anne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This study focuses on the nature of children's participation in an Australian early childhood context in which their second language is used. The aim is to create knowledge of toddlers' modes and trajectories of participation. Empirical data documenting the participation of two toddlers were gathered through video observations of everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Toddlers, Child Development
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Huang, Jiuhan – Journal of Adult Education, 2013
Although the research base is small on adult English language learners (ELLs) who are learning English while also acquiring basic literacy, this research can still guide instructional practices. The essential components of reading skills suggests that the Language Experience Approach has the potential to integrate relevant meaning-focused reading…
Descriptors: Language Experience Approach, Literacy, English Language Learners, Adult Education
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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
Renaud, Susan; Tannenbaum, Elizabeth – English Teaching Forum, 2013
Using communicative activities with learners from diverse cultures can create excitement and empathy while promoting the acquisition of English. This article offers ESL/EFL activities that foster interpersonal tolerance among students who have experienced intergroup conflict. The activities are based on the idea that there are four levels of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Class Activities
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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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Wake, Donna Glenn; Modla, Virginia B. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This article examines a collaborative study that two teacher educators conducted across two sites. Participants included teacher candidates implementing a digital language experience approach project with elementary learners. The teacher candidates collaborated across sites, building joint wikis to examine their processes and products. The wikis…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Critical Thinking, Language Experience Approach, Teacher Educators
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Rivera Maulucci, Maria S. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
One of the central challenges globalization and immigration present to education is how to construct school language policies, procedures, and curricula to support academic success of immigrant youth. This case-study compares and contrasts language experience narratives along Elena's developmental trajectory of becoming an urban science teacher.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Immersion Programs, Global Approach, Science Teachers
Cannon, Shannon Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Based on a mixed methods research design that included an examination of the impact of summer, case study analyses, and survey findings, English learners appear to have an advantage over their non-English learner peers in resisting summer loss and developing social competence. This study examined the effect of summer vacation on the oral reading…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Research Design, Methods Research, Reading Fluency
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Ashbrook, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Published research shows that English speakers gain literacy skills up to the 7-year level more effectively when taught using a language experience approach rather than a word reading approach (reading common words plus phonic reading). It is suggested that this is because of the almost unique nature of English phonology, that is the strengthening…
Descriptors: Syllables, Emergent Literacy, Language Experience Approach, Language Enrichment
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