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Jacobs, George M. – Online Submission, 2014
This article offers guidance to teachers and students in selecting materials for extensive reading (ER). First, the article explains characteristics of ER and reviews some of the potential gains for students who do ER. Second, the article considers criteria for teachers to bear in mind when selecting ER materials. Third, the article then suggests…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
Nafukho, Fredrick Muyia; Wawire, Nelson H. W.; Lam, Penina Mungania – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ3), 2011
Adult education is now considered a mainstream academic discipline in several African countries, and its importance in today's knowledge and "ideas" economies is growing steadily. It is provided by organisations such as public universities, training colleges, corporate universities and employers. The successful operation of educational…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Administration, Reading Materials, Adult Education
Gates, Pamela S.; Hall Mark, Dianne L. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010
As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. This book introduces pre-service and experienced teachers to the use of literature to promote…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Core Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Picture Books
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
Wyse, Dominic – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
Whether you are returning to studying after a break, or need help adjusting your writing skills to meet the needs of your education course, this practical, down-to-earth guide will help you improve your literacy skills. Aimed specifically at students in education courses, this book uses examples of students' work to highlight common problems, and…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Guides, Language Usage, Reading Materials
Frank, Michael – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book for third-to-eighth graders explains why government is needed, what it does, and how it works, by providing a grand tour of Washington, DC. The guided reading level is Q-R and the Fry level is 3.8. The suggested grade range is 3-8.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Reading Materials
Wong, Ruth – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book teaches that U.S. geography includes both natural and human-made landmarks, and that all 50 states and all major landmarks can be found on maps. The suggested grade range is K-3; the guided reading level is L; and the Windows on Literacy stage is fluent (levels 13-18).
Descriptors: Geography, Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Science Materials
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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
Pahl, Kate; Rowsell, Jennifer – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
In this book the authors note that for too long teachers have been at the mercy of government programmes, which have emphasized the acquisition of literacy as a set of skills. They suggest that an exciting new theory coming out of the New Literacy Studies actually helps students to access literacy skills. They attempt to bridge the gap between…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Reading Skills
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Turner, Thomas N. – Social Education, 2005
Elementary Teachers today are under enormous pressure to teach children to read better. Teachers sometimes lose sight of the fact that if we can inspire children to want to learn, to want to read more about a topic, everyone wins--even the people whose sole interest is reading test scores. In the social studies, we want students to be thirsty for…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Classroom Techniques, Social Studies, Ethnic Groups
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Carnell, Eileen – Curriculum Journal, 2005
Within the context of the national debate about boys' achievement in secondary schools, this article examines young people's conceptions of the success of the "Full On" magazine designed to encourage boys to read more and to challenge the negative aspects of a "lad" culture. The article begins with an analysis of the magazine, its editorial policy…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Reading Materials, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
Drew, Bernard A. – 2002
Intended as a ready reference for teenagers looking for information about their favorite writers, this book features 100 biographical sketches and biographies of popular young adult authors. The book includes many authors who are prize winners, many who have shown strength and consistency in writing, and some who have pioneered new directions or…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Bibliographies, Biographies
Boruszczak, Bohdan, Comp. – 2002
This workbook is one of four intermediate- to advanced-level activity books in a series for teaching the Ukrainian language to both native speakers and second language learners. It offers a selection of exercises, vocabulary builders, dialogs, and writing exercises for language skill development. A teacher's answer key to accompany the activity…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ethnic Groups
Boruszczak, Bohdan, Comp. – 2002
This workbook is one of four intermediate- to advanced-level activity books in a series for teaching the Ukrainian language to both native speakers and second language learners. It offers a selection of exercises, vocabulary builders, dialogs, and writing exercises for language skill development. A teacher's answer key to accompany the activity…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ethnic Groups
Boruszczak, Bohdan, Comp. – 2002
This workbook is one of four intermediate- to advanced-level activity books in a series for teaching the Ukrainian language to both native speakers and second language learners. It offers a selection of exercises, vocabulary builders, dialogs, and writing exercises for language skill development. A teacher's answer key to accompany the activity…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ethnic Groups
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