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Zimmermann, Leah M.; Reed, Deborah K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
The ability to comprehend informational texts is critical to students' academic success in a range of content areas. However, informational texts pose challenges to the reading comprehension of adolescents with or at risk for learning disabilities (LD). One such challenge is the use of multiple text structures in a single text. Text structure…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students, Adolescents
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Early Learning." Contents include: (1) Current Proposals for Texas' Investment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Student Characteristics
Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M.; Ryan, Caitlin L. – American Educator, 2019
As queer-identified women and former elementary school teachers who now work in universities as teacher educators, the authors spent the past decade developing a range of approaches to help elementary school teachers integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-inclusive practices into their teaching: "expanding…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Elementary Education
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Apodaca, Rosita; Bernstein-Danis, Tabetha; Demartino, Sara – Learning Professional, 2019
Research shows that English learners are too often denied access to complex tasks that address grade-level standards. Teachers have expressed that they believe lack of English proficiency makes complex work impossible or that they fear frustrating students into withdrawal. This article presents how teachers can incorporate students' native…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Native Language, Language of Instruction
Olson, Carol Booth; Balius, Angie; McCourtney, Emily; Widtmann, Mary – Teachers College Press, 2018
In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olson and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons focused on the "thinking tools"…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Evidence Based Practice
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Parks, Melissa – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2018
With school days seemingly getting shorter and packed with more and more obligations, teachers integrate core subjects like science and reading in the hopes of delivering a curriculum that is meaningful and content rich. Using trade books, primary teachers can develop and deliver science content designed to introduce students to proenvironmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Academic Standards, Reading Materials
Swanson, Elizabeth; Stevens, Elizabeth A.; Wexler, Jade – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Students in middle school social studies classes are expected to learn content through text. Unfortunately, many students, particularly those with disabilities, struggle to comprehend grade-level texts (NCES, 2017). Implementing high-quality, text-based discussions is no easy task, yet it provides a way to support students with disabilities in the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Disabilities, Middle School Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Swanson, Elizabeth; Stevens, Elizabeth A.; Wexler, Jade – Grantee Submission, 2019
Teachers are required to support students with disabilities in middle school social studies classrooms so that they can learn content from reading and comprehending complex text. One way to enhance comprehension of text is to facilitate text-based discussion; however, teachers often face difficulties when trying to engage students in this type of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Students with Disabilities, Middle School Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Cappello, Marva – Reading Teacher, 2017
Twenty-first century literacy requires students to analyze and create images for communication across and within academic disciplines. Thus, literacy teachers are now responsible for supporting students as they engage with visual texts. We must carefully and intentionally choose images for teaching practice and consider the reader, instructional…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli, Reading Materials
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Robinson, Ariel – Science and Children, 2017
Although the "Next Generation Science Standards" and "Common Core State Standards" do not extend to prekindergarten, early learning experiences are vital to preparing young children entering kindergarten with the background knowledge, technical vocabulary, resourcefulness, and dispositions for inquiry that are the foundations…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Scientific Concepts
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Roehling, Julia V.; Hebert, Michael; Nelson, J. Ron; Bohaty, Janet J. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Comprehending expository reading material is a challenge for many students. Research has shown that students' expository reading comprehension can improve with the help of text structure instruction. The purpose of this article is to present teachers with a framework for effectively implementing text structure instruction in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 2
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Michaelson, Christopher – Management Teaching Review, 2017
The use of stories in business ethics education is arguably as old as business ethics education. Recent advances in the psychology of stories show us how stories promote consideration of the human impact of business activity. While several books, journal articles, and other sources provide resource lists of novels and dramas for business ethics…
Descriptors: Novels, Ethical Instruction, Business Administration Education, Reading Materials
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Vick, Matthew – Science and Children, 2016
Science teaching continues to move away from teaching science as merely a body of facts and figures to be memorized to a process of exploring and drawing conclusions. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize eight science and engineering practices that ask students to apply scientific and engineering reasoning and explanation. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Textbooks, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards
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Science and Children, 2016
Science teachers and mentors continue to be challenged to meet the high expectations of "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Indeed the "Framework" urges to help learners "[build] progressively more sophisticated explanations of natural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature
Jacobs, George M. – Online Submission, 2016
How can teachers motivate students to read extensively in a second language? One strategy is for teachers to read aloud to students to promote the joys of reading generally, to build students' language skills and to introduce students to specific authors, book series, genres, websites, etc. This article begins by discussing why teachers might want…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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