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Cooper, Sandi; Rogers, Rachelle Meyer; Purdum-Cassidy, Barbara; Nesmith, Suzanne M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
A quality picture book can enhance instruction and build positive and meaningful connections that enable students to visualize and engage in mathematics. To learn more about how preservice teachers analyze and select quality picture books in their mathematics lessons, a study was conducted over two semesters during a required field experience…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Ward, Natalia A.; Warren, Amber N. – Reading Teacher, 2020
The authors closely analyzed 45 children's books featuring characters with refugee backgrounds that had been published since 2013. With the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy underpinning the review, analysis revealed that these texts are rich and detailed, providing a starting point for discussing the global refugee crisis with students,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Childrens Literature, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Lupo, Sarah M.; Berry, Alicia; Thacker, Emma; Sawyer, Amanda; Merritt, Joi – Reading Teacher, 2020
Building content knowledge alongside the task of increasing literacy skills has become a goal for many elementary classrooms. Selecting and implementing texts for the literacy block that both increase content knowledge and develop students' literacy skills alongside increasing motivation for reading is a daunting task. The authors share a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Reading Teachers, Literacy Education, Reading Material Selection
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Hill, Thomas M.; Bartow Jacobs, Katrina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Recent study on gender representation in children's literature has focused on the representations themselves, while there is less research regarding how children talk about these depictions in texts. Our work, a qualitative study of how kindergarten-aged children discuss gender during picture book read-alouds, examined how children drew on the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Picture Books, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Downey, Kay; Zhang, Yin – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This study is the first of its kind to analyze and compare demand-driven acquisition (DDA) ebook programs on a large scale by using eight academic libraries. The purpose is to understand which factors contribute to successful collection management practices and sustainability. Study findings also offer insight into weeding practices and suggest…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Books, Library Services
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Giles, Rebecca M.; Martin, Susan F.; Paige, Vitulli – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2020
Administrators, librarians, parents, teachers, and teacher educators need to be familiar with quality multicultural children's literature as a means of helping children develop an understanding of others as well as affirming their own diverse backgrounds. In this study, 31 fictional picture books identified as containing representations of ethnic…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Multicultural Education
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Iyer, Ishwarya N.; Ramachandran, Sridhar – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
The purpose of this research paper is to encourage school teachers (with an emphasis on elementary teachers) to recognize and explore the literacy potential of their classroom libraries as a powerful critical literacy tool/asset that when designed and utilized strategically has the potential to reposition their classroom pedagogy and curriculum…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Elementary School Students, Libraries, Teaching Methods
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Lai, Ching-San; Chan, Kuei-Lin – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
This study explores the learning outcome of science learning with integrating science trade book reading of 5th graders. A quasi-experimental design was used in this study at an elementary school in New Taipei City. Students in the experimental group (N=59) were given instructional strategies on integrating science trade book reading into science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
Ogden, Jéri – Educational Leadership, 2020
The author, a former early grades teacher, recounts how she overcome erratic curriculum implementation to find her own way to effective reading instruction. What worked for her was an emphasis on explicit phonics in the context of providing engaging and relevant reading material for her students. "As a matter of educating the whole…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Phonics, Reading Material Selection
Parker, Kimberly N. – Educational Leadership, 2020
Black youth deserve rich opportunities to cultivate their own reading identities, says Kimberly Parker, cofounder of #DisruptTexts. In connecting them to their reading identities, teachers must cultivate these students' ability to see themselves as deserving of literacy and the freedom that being literate brings. Writes Parker, "We can ask…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, African American Students, Identification (Psychology)
Kittle, Penny – Educational Leadership, 2020
Building a culture of reading in secondary schools is "like training for a marathon or losing 50 pounds: Every big shift is built--and sustained--by small, incremental steps." In this article, "Book Love" author Penny Kittle describes specific strategies that middle and high school educators can use to set the conditions for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Habits, Reading Material Selection, Adolescents
Wessel-Powell, Christy; Buchholz, Beth A.; Rust, Julie; Husbye, Nicholas E.; Zanden, Sarah Vander – Educational Leadership, 2020
Within our society's growing culture of "busyness," schools have an important counter role to play. One critical antidote to this epidemic of overload is to reorient reading instruction to cultivate intentionally present, mindful readers. In this article, the authors share five ways to foster immersive reading through daily classroom…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Skills, Metacognition
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Neuman, Susan B.; Knapczyk, Jillian J. – Urban Education, 2020
This study examines a community-wide effort to promote greater access to books through the mechanisms of physical and psychological proximity. It addresses the seasonal summer slide through an innovative book distribution program in neighborhoods identified as book deserts. Four low-income neighborhoods were provided with vending machines used to…
Descriptors: Books, Summer Programs, Educational Innovation, Neighborhoods
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Groce, Eric Chandler; Gregor, Margaret Norville – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2020
Teaching a civil rights unit in the upper elementary grades can be difficult. Educators must sort through multiple resources, determine the quality and developmental appropriateness of the materials, synthesize and organize the resources into meaningful lessons, and teach the unit in the midst of pressures to minimize or eliminate social studies…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Childrens Literature
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Jacoby, Jennifer Wallace; Edlefsen, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
In this quantitative study, we report the book preferences of a diverse group of preschool children (N = 61) from two distinct early childhood settings: an urban Head Start and a private preschool. Children participated in a book selection task and were also asked a series of questions about how and why they chose the book. Parent questionnaires…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Reading Material Selection, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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