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Håland, Anne; Hoem, Toril Frafjord; McTigue, Erin Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Read-alouds are a frequent practice in early childhood classrooms and provide great potential for developing literacy skills for young learners including vocabulary, comprehension, text structure awareness, visual literacy, and fluency. Yet, any potential benefit of read-alouds depends on how the teacher enacts a read-aloud, particularly in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, Grade 1
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Bickford, John H. – Social Studies, 2021
First graders engaged in an extended historical inquiry. Close readings of secondary and primary sources evoked rich class discussion. Scaffolding directed students' scrutiny of secondary sources for historical gaps; they ably detected source and intent within the primary sources. Students articulated newly constructed understandings through…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, History Instruction
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Davis, Cheron H.; Bush, Krystal – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study, rooted in the evaluation of a reading methods course, sought to determine the implications for preservice teachers (PSTs) who participated in literature circles that intentionally used multicultural literature to discuss social justice issues. Using an interpretative mixed-methods approach, we collected quantitative surveys and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Reading Instruction
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2020
In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Phonics
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Tortorelli, Laura S. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Text complexity in elementary classrooms is typically measured by traditional readability tools, which rely on surface-level measures of word and sentence complexity. Theoretical and empirical work on text complexity, however, indicates that additional measures of semantics, syntax, and discourse structure may be equally important for…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Readability, Semantics
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined changes in reading motivation and reading achievement among Hebrew-speaking first graders following an intervention program designed to increase intrinsic reading motivation. The program was delivered by the class teacher and focused on choosing relevant reading materials, providing choices for reading and encouraging social…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Semitic Languages, Prediction
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Kelly, Laura Beth – Reading Horizons, 2020
Current standards push for elementary students to have text-based and text-centric discussions of what they read. This study explored what bilingual third-grade students talked about during small-group text-based discussions of informational texts. The author conducted a qualitative analysis of 10 video-recorded discussions, five of books matched…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Students, Group Discussion, Grade 3
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AlRamadhan, Mohammad Hassan – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
In the field of second language acquisition (SLA), a large base of research has shown the great influence of L2 reading on L2 vocabulary acquisition. Nevertheless, researchers have also found that acquiring new vocabulary happens rather gradually and in small amounts. Without altering the incidental nature of vocabulary acquisition through…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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
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Kim, Deoksoon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The strength of English learners' second language reading is closely associated with academic success. Using qualitative research methods and verbal protocols, this study examines four elementary-level English learners' uses of reading strategies and describes how each English learner employs these strategies while reading both culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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Song, HeeGyoung; Buchanan, Dawna Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Relevant, non-fiction texts became primary teaching materials for second grade English Learners in a poor urban school in the Midwest United States. Politics, news and other current events captured children's attention, helping to engage, explore and extend their literacy confidence in the real world. The Principal Investigator employed the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learner Engagement, Nonfiction, Grade 2
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Clark, Amy; Fleming, Jane – Reading Horizons, 2019
This qualitative research study examined 13 preschool to third-grade teachers' experiences reading and discussing culturally relevant texts (CRTs) with their students. Teachers worked at four schools in a large urban school district and with child populations from different sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds. We employed provisional and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
McDonald, Stacy L. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to systematically review research on the relationship between parent engagement and student reading outcomes in Title I schools at Kindergarten level. The following research questions guided this study: (1) What is the relationship between parent engagement and student reading literacy outcomes in low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Parent Participation, Beginning Reading
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Altinkaynak, Senay Özen – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the effect of interactive book reading activities on children's print and phonemic awareness skills. In the current study, the semi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used. The sampling of the study consists of 34 children attending independent kindergartens in the city of…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Stoffelsma, Lieke – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2019
Background: This small-scale study investigated English vocabulary exposure from graded readers and teacher talk in Grade 3 classrooms in poorly resourced township schools in South Africa. Vocabulary is one of the key building blocks for becoming a fluent reader. Most words are learnt through incidental exposure to oral or written language.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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