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Erbeli, Florina; van Bergen, Elsje; Hart, Sara A. – Child Development, 2020
The purpose of this study was to test the directionality of influence between reading comprehension (RC) and print exposure (PE), thereby estimating genetic and environmental effects of this relation. The sample consisted of 910 twins in fourth through ninth grades (M[subscript age] = 12.33 years, SD = 1.41) from the Florida Twin Project on…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Twins, Reading Instruction
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer – Elementary School Journal, 2018
This randomized controlled trial in 55 low-performing schools across Florida compared 2 early literacy interventions--1 using stand-alone materials and 1 using materials embedded in the existing core reading/language arts program. A total of 3,447 students who were below the 30th percentile in vocabulary and reading-related skills participated in…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
Foorman, Barbara R.; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer – Grantee Submission, 2018
This randomized controlled trial in 55 low-performing schools across Florida compared 2 early literacy interventions--1 using stand-alone materials and 1 using materials embedded in the existing core reading/language arts program. A total of 3,447 students who were below the 30th percentile in vocabulary and reading-related skills participated in…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Watson, Rebecca – Principal Leadership, 2013
Increasing the rigor of learning tasks to align with the expectations in the Common Core State Standards presents challenges for many educators, particularly for middle and high school teachers of nonproficient readers. In this article, the authors describe a number of these challenges and identify four steps that together, create a systematic…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Difficulty Level, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Genco, Barbara – School Library Journal, 2011
In this article, the author describes ten nonfiction books she recommends for adults: (1) "My Reading Life" (Pat Conroy); (2) "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (Barbara Demick); (3) "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refuge Boy" (Carlos Eire); (4) "The Perfect Shape + The Perfect Sauce =…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies
Mahabir, Indramati Kumar – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was two-fold. It was first to find out what the educational materials needs were for children living in poverty, and second, to learn of the challenges, obstacles, and strengths by the programs already in place that were supplying educational materials to these children. This study used interviews and surveys as data…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Equal Education, Poverty, Instructional Materials
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Gunter, Glenda; Kenny, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
New learning and communications paradigms of today's learners are extending the definition of literacy and directly affecting how reading and writing skills are acquired (Leu, 2000). Mirroring an ever-expanding definition of literacy, new college and K-12 curricular programs that redefine digital media are popping up all over the country. Story is…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Sumner, Mary Ann, Comp. – 1994
Music is a universal language, and through the items in this bibliography, readers can find books about music, history, composers, performers, dancing and adventures relating to music, including foreign music and cultures. It contains annotations for 92 books that are available for free to the blind and disabled. Entries are arranged…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Blindness, Braille, Childrens Literature
Sumner, Mary Ann, Comp. – 1993
This annotated bibliography comprises an alphabetical listing of 128 books on poetry available in special formats. The reading levels of the books range from preschool through junior high school. Formats included in the bibliography are cassette books; braille books; and recorded discs. Each entry contains author (if available); title; annotation;…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Braille, Childrens Literature
Sumner, Mary Ann, Comp. – 1993
This annotated bibliography comprises an alphabetical listing of 72 books about digging available in special formats. The bibliography is divided into three sections: (1) "Dig-In" contains books about holes and caves; (2) "Dig-In--In the Garden and Down on the Farm" contains books about gardening and farming; and (3)…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Agriculture, Annotated Bibliographies, Archaeology
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students. – 1991
Florida students being considered for special programs for visually impaired students must be assessed to determine the appropriate mode of reading. The assessment occurs as part of an initial evaluation for eligibility and is usually part of the functional vision observation. The determined mode of reading is to be addressed on the Individual…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Public Schools
Valdes, Gabriel M. – 1986
The interaction of language and culture was examined and found to support the idea that the study of the culture of the people who speak the target language is a very important part of English as a second language (ESL) and foreign language classes. Recent curriculum frameworks developed by the Florida Department of Education were used to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Cultural Awareness
Helbing, Donna L., Comp. – 1981
This book is a collection of folklore and tales written or collected by and/or about people in Flagler County, Florida, and intended to stimulate adult reading enthusiasm. Most of the stories are humorous; they are grouped into seven chapters in the book. Chapters include tales of events, ghosts, drinking and moonshine, courting, old cures and…
Descriptors: Adults, Fables, Fiction, Folk Culture
Mendenhall, Susie B.; And Others – 1976
This document written in Spanish describes a personalized reading program and discusses the results of its implementation. The focus of this approach to reading is based on the individual child and his feelings. This model personalizes the child's reading material in the classroom. In personalizing the reading material, the child's attitudes…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Oral Reading, Program Content, Program Descriptions
ROBINETT, RALPH F.; AND OTHERS – 1965
THIS TWO-YEAR BEGINNING READING SERIES WAS PREPARED BY A GROUP OF LINGUISTS WHICH INCLUDED RALPH F. ROBINETT, PAULINE M. ROJAS, AND PAUL W. BELL, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FLORIDA. (SEE RELATED DOCUMENTS ED 001 693, ED 001 694, ED 001 695, AND ED 001 696.) THIS REVISED EXPERIMENTAL EDITION COMPRISES 10 PRE-PRIMERS,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Bilingual Students, Early Reading, Educational Media
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