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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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LeSavoy, Barbara – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2016
The author is in a faculty position in women and gender studies (WGST) at a comprehensive public university in western New York. In this article, the author summarize theories of identity and voice as backdrop for inquiry, transitioning to a systematic discussion of teaching about sex and gender identity to differently positioned learners, drawing…
Descriptors: Womens Studies, Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Sexual Identity
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Ferguson, Kristen; Brown, Natalya; Piper, Linda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article reports on student surveys and faculty interviews with regard to a university pilot project of a common book program for first-year students. We found that a minority of students read the book and the book was integrated into only some faculty members' courses. First-year students varied in their perceptions of the impact the project…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Kinloch, Valerie – Teachers College Press, 2012
In her new book, Valerie Kinloch, award-winning author of "Harlem on Our Minds", sheds light on the ways urban youth engage in "meaning-making" experiences as a way to assert critical, creative, and highly sophisticated perspectives on teaching, learning, and survival. Kinloch rejects deficit models that have traditionally…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Current Events, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth
Sciurba, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The discourse on multicultural literature has focused on providing children of color opportunities to "see themselves" in the texts they read. Since the 1920s, advocates like W.E.B. DuBois have stressed that "visibility" in literature fosters positive psychological development among underrepresented groups of children, in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Civil Rights, Males, Minority Group Students
Cummings, Martha Clark – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2009
A lesbian teacher, recently returned from four years in Japan and teaching an intermediate ESL class in a public community college in New York City, struggles with addressing the issue of her own sexual orientation while using a novel with a protagonist who is questioning his sexual identity. The evolution of gay/lesbian and/or queer theory…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, English (Second Language)
Hollard, Mindy Miner – Library Media Connection, 2009
Book displays have always been an important part of the library field. However, despite all the time and effort, children do not read them. In this article, the author stresses the need to stop promoting reading. Instead, she encourages library media specialists to help children find reading material they will be eager to read.
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Media Specialists, School Libraries, Visual Aids
Moore, Felicia M. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
This qualitative study looks at 23 elementary preservice teachers' roles as science teachers and the importance of understanding linguistic diversity for science instruction. Using individual and group reflection papers, two important points are made that reflect the importance of preparing preservice teachers in science. Explicit conversations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Student Diversity, English (Second Language)
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Kartal, Gunizi – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2006
This study focused on the read-aloud and attendant behaviors of learners working with an experimental computer-based program, which made use of speech recognition technology to provide reading practice with immediate feedback for beginning readers. The study drew on data from 13 participants, who used the software as part of their twice-weekly…
Descriptors: Feedback, Beginning Reading, Computer Software, Reading Materials
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Reading Education. – 1977
Responses to a questionnaire sent to 768 public school districts in the state of New York form the basis of this report on current practices in reading education. Each district was asked to define the terms "developmental,""corrective," and "remedial," and to comment on the availability of programs that fit each of…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Class Size, Developmental Reading, Inservice Education
RAUCH, SIDNEY J. – 1967
TEN GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS OF DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WITH READING PROBLEMS ARE SUGGESTED--(1) PROCEED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE STUDENT IS CAPABLE OF READING IMPROVEMENT AND CREATIVE THINKING, (2) USE READING MATERIALS AT OR SLIGHTLY BELOW HIS INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL, (3) CHOOSE SELECTIONS THAT DEAL WITH PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS HE CAN IDENTIFY WITH,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Guidelines, Reading Improvement, Reading Materials
Niagara Falls Board of Education, NY. – 1975
The HEW 309(b) Special Project carried out by the Niagara Falls Adult Basic Education program, "The Identification of Preferred Cognitive Styles and Matching Adult Reading Program Alternatives for the 0-4 Grade Levels," involved research, training in cognitive style mapping, and development of a survey and process to assess the adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes
Skeen, Elois M. – 1975
The document reports an outside evaluation of a Niagara Falls Adult Basic Education Program special project entitled "Identification of Preferred Cognitive Styles and Matching Adult Reading Program Alternatives for the 0-4 Grade Levels." It was concerned with (1) research, training in cognitive style mapping, and development of a survey…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes
STOREN, HELEN F. – 1959
NOTING THAT THE FIELD OF HUMAN RELATIONS HAS RECEIVED MORE ATTENTION IN THE LAST GENERATION THAN EVER BEFORE, THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS HAS REVISED ITS 1956 EDITION OF SELECTED READING LITERATURE. READINGS ARE DIVIDED INTO SEVEN CATEGORIES--PREJUDICE - CAUSES, PREVENTION AND CURE, RELIGION - UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS GROUPS,…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Ethnic Groups, Human Relations, Intergroup Relations
SOLA, DONALD F. – 1964
WRITTEN TO ACCOMPANY THE SPOKEN CUZCO QUECHUA MATERIALS, THIS READER CONSISTS OF SHORT SELECTIONS ACTUALLY RECORDED IN THE FIELD AND REPRESENTING SEVERAL SUBDIALECTS SPOKEN IN RURAL SECTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CUZCO, PERU. INCLUDED ARE DIALOGS, STORIES, SONGS, CULTURAL SELECTIONS, AND INTERVIEWS. THE FORMAT GIVES THE CUZCO QUECHUA DIALECT AND…
Descriptors: Dialect Studies, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Languages
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