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Wei, Hua; Cromwell, Ashley Melissa; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the broader college and career readiness agenda encourage educators, researchers, and other stakeholders to focus on preparing students for life after high school. A key emphasis is literacy, as the ability to read and comprehend written language is critical to success in college and careers.…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Measures (Individuals)
Conley, Mark W., Ed.; Freidhoff, Joseph R., Ed.; Sherry, Michael B., Ed.; Tuckey, Steven Forbes, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
In this concise, thought-provoking book, prominent researchers analyze existing knowledge on adolescent literacy, examine the implications for classroom instruction, and offer specific goals for future research. The volume reviews cutting-edge approaches to understanding the unique features of teaching and learning in secondary schools. Particular…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Research
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Hunter, Andrea G. – Family Relations, 2006
This paper (a) reintroduces E. Franklin Frazier's 1939 book, "The Negro Family in the United States," to family scholars and graduate students and highlights its importance as a groundbreaking and classic text, (b) provides both an introduction to the major thesis of this monograph and a reading of the text, and (c) discusses the…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Strategies, Classics (Literature), African American Family
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Stuart, Morag; Dixon, Maureen; Masterson, Jackie – Educational Psychology, 2004
This paper investigated six to nine year old children's ability to use contractive and possessive apostrophes, the effects of type and token frequency, and the effect of teaching on this ability. Apostrophes provide an interesting opportunity to examine the basis of frequency effects in rule inference, as type and token frequencies dissociate in…
Descriptors: Punctuation, Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Literacy Education
Martorella, Peter H. – 1996
This revised text adds chapters to address the urgent issues surrounding how to prepare students to live in a global and culturally diverse world, as well as keep pace with rapid developments in emerging microprocessor based technologies. The book is divided into 3 major parts with 13 chapters. Part 1 examines the origins and evolving state of…
Descriptors: Books, Course Content, Global Education, High Schools
Yore, Larry D.; Craig, Madge T. – 1992
Much has been written about the value of metacognition. However, little research has identified subsumed intellectual factors, logical operators, and cognitive functions; or has established clear relationships between metacognition and science cognition. This paper presents a study to build a strategic metacognitive model of an efficient,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Constructivism (Learning), Factor Analysis, Intermediate Grades
Craig, Madge T.; Yore, Larry D. – 1992
How science understandings are communicated and how students construct meaning of these communications are central issues in epistemic research. Students' metacognition of the meaning-making process is embedded in this line of research. This paper reports a study to examine children's declarative, procedural, and conditional knowledge of science…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Chi Square, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes
Yore, Larry D. – 1987
Many educators have long assumed that reading ability is directly related to science achievement, that reading plays a major role in science instruction, and that direct instruction on science reading skills would improve science achievement. The pilot study reported here investigated whether an instructional strategy could be designed to overcome…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Reading Ability
Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Rice, G. Elizabeth – 1983
Discourse can be organized in many different ways, two of these being comparison and a collection of descriptions. These two discourse types correspond to schemata that vary in their organizational components, and these differences can be expected to produce differences in the processing of text. For example, research has shown that for young…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Descriptive Writing
Yore, Larry D.; Denning, David – 1989
Most secondary science courses in North America are designed to use textbooks as the primary or exclusive source of information about the content or processes of science, and most science teachers focus their instruction on a single text. Although there are many serious issues raised by the overwhelming reliance on text-based teaching/learning in…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Instructional Materials, Reading Improvement, Reading Materials
Barr, Rebecca – 1983
To examine how classroom conditions such as students' mean aptitude, materials used, and instructional time influence the amount of reading material covered, 12 first grade classrooms were each observed for 12 days over a 36-week period. Students' reading readiness and word recognition skills were tested prior to observation while group mean…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques
Mitch, David – 1983
To determine the consumption benefits of education, this report details a study that explored the cost placed on items or services associated with basic literacy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The first section both explains why consumer prices for books, newspapers, and postage are valid indicators of the consumption benefits of…
Descriptors: Books, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Economics, Developing Nations
Gardiner, Sandra Faye Altman – 1983
A study examined the effects of sex-typed content and sex role preference on 87 fifth grade boys' and 64 fifth grade girls' reading material preferences. It also explored how high- and low-rated sex-typed reading content and students' sex and sex role preferences influenced reading comprehension. After reading the sex-typed content, which…
Descriptors: Females, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Males
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Hintze, John M.; And Others – Journal of Special Education, 1994
Evaluation of literature-based and traditional basal reading series for sensitivity of repeated curriculum-based measurement with 48 third-grade students found that passage probes from the literature-based series were less sensitive to indexing growth over time than were passage probes from the traditional basal series. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Based Assessment, Elementary Education
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Purcell, Piper; Stewart, Lara – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1990
A study of 62 children's readers in use in three Texas cities demonstrated that such books are less male-focused than they appeared to be in a similar 1972 survey. Contends that both boys and girls would benefit from a still more equitable representation. (DM)
Descriptors: Characterization, Children, Childrens Literature, Reading Materials
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