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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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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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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
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Stefanski, Angela J.; Martin, Nicole M.; Zurcher, Melinda A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
Previous research demonstrates that integration of science and literacy instruction in primary grades has positive outcomes for students' science and literacy development. However, variations in how science and literacy are enacted suggest integration may not be sufficient to meet the literacy and science needs of all students in an equitable…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Literacy Education
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Perney, Jan; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth – Reading Psychology, 2018
Grounded in the simple view of reading, this study tracked the development of print-processing skill in high-, average-, and low-achieving readers at six time points across grades 1-3. Results showed large between-group differences in sight vocabulary, oral reading accuracy, and oral reading rate that remained stable from beginning of first grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Toyama, Yukie; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the complexity of leveled passages used in four classroom reading assessments. A total of 167 passages leveled for Grades 1-6 from these assessments were analyzed using four analytical tools of text complexity. More traditional, two-factor measures of text complexity found a general trend of fairly consistent across-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Difficulty Level
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Strasser, Katherine; Vergara, Daniela; del Río, M. Francisca – Journal of Research in Reading, 2017
This study examines the contribution of print exposure to oral language (expressive vocabulary and listening comprehension) and reading (word reading and reading comprehension) in first and second grade in Chile, and tests whether the contribution of print exposure to reading comprehension is mediated by language and word reading skills.…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension
Allison, Tamara Alice – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Due to variation that exists in providing Tier 2 reading intervention instruction, the purpose of the study was to identify processes and instructional strategies currently being utilized by K-2 teachers of the Gallup, New Mexico elementary schools. 17 teachers from 9 of the 10 elementary schools participated in the study. A survey instrument was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Chung, Mi-Hyun; Keckler, Barbara – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2016
This paper will explain what a reading teacher learned from working with a group of first-grade struggling readers in a series of shared-book experience classes. The shared-book experience approach used a variety of science-themed books that were aligned with the first-grade curriculum and appropriate for beginning readers. Considering the…
Descriptors: Books, Scientific Literacy, Reading Difficulties, Reading Teachers
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Buescher, Eileen M.; Lightner, Sarah C.; Kelly, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to examine the diversity of the authors and illustrators in core reading series and to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of these texts in relation to the goals of multicultural education. The authors began their research concerned about whose stories are told in core reading series, and who gets to tell…
Descriptors: Authors, Illustrations, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Keesey, Susan; Bennett, Jessica G.; Ramnath, Rajiv; Council, Morris R., III. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The ratings and rationales primary-age urban learners gave culturally relevant reading passages was the focus of this descriptive study. First- and second-grade students each read 30 researcher-developed passages reflecting the students' immediate and historical backgrounds. The students rated the passages and gave a reason for their ratings. A…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Literature, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Elmore, Jeff; Koons, Heather; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Bowen, Kimberly; Sanford-Moore, Eleanor E.; Stenner, A. Jackson – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The Common Core set a standard for all children to read increasingly complex texts throughout schooling. The purpose of the present study was to explore text characteristics specifically in relation to early-grades text complexity. Three hundred fifty primary-grades texts were selected and digitized. Twenty-two text characteristics were identified…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Instructional Material Evaluation, Primary Education
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Bowen, Kimberly; Relyea-Kim, E. Jackie; Kung, Melody; Elmore, Jeff – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
The research question was, "What text characteristics do primary teachers think are most important for early grades text complexity?" Teachers from across the United States accomplished a two-part task. First, to stimulate teachers' thinking about important text characteristics, primary teachers completed an online paired-text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Difficulty Level, Reading Materials, Questionnaires
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Montelongo, José A.; Hernández, Anita C.; Herter, Roberta J. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
English-Spanish cognates are words that possess identical or nearly identical spellings and meanings in both English and Spanish as a result of being derived mainly from Latin and Greek. Of major importance is the fact that many of the more than 20,000 cognates in English are academic vocabulary words, terms essential for comprehending school…
Descriptors: English, Spanish, Picture Books, Reading Lists
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