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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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McNair, Jonda C. – Reading Teacher, 2021
I present a sampling of picture books with a focus on three peritextual features in particular: dust jackets, case covers that are different from the dust jackets, and endpapers. First, I briefly highlight scholarship related to peritextual features, followed by a description of four picture books with these three peritextual features, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Paper (Material), Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension
Baron, Naomi S. – Oxford University Press, 2021
We face constant choices about how we read. Educators must select classroom materials. College students weigh their textbook options. Parents make decisions for their children. The digital revolution has transformed reading, and with the recent turn to remote learning, onscreen reading may seem like the only viable option. Yet selecting digital is…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Research, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
With a focus on methods courses, this article makes a case for social studies teacher educators to employ in their pedagogy an intersectional perspective. I ask social studies teacher educators to consider critical history monographs, specialized book-length studies that center on marginalized perspectives, as pedagogical tools that complement…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Methods Courses
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Timlin, Chelsea; Warner, Chantelle; Clark, Laurie; Ploschnitzki, Patrick – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Because of their presumably familiar plot lines and character tropes, the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales are often included as one of the earliest literary selections in German language and culture curricula. However, for learners to engage more critically and interpretively with fairy-tale genres, it is exactly their assumed familiarity with the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Perspective Taking, German, Second Language Learning
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Schmidt, Katrina J.; Rye, Emma – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Finding free, level-appropriate texts that can be shared with students--and that have no copyright issues--is a challenge. English language teachers often have to build their own collection of paper-based or online texts by purchasing them and making copies or creating texts entirely on their own, which takes time that many teachers do not have.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Baker, Sheila; Shulsky, Debby – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2020
What skills are needed to view the world beyond one's immediate reality? A deep perspective consciousness is required to live and solve complex issues within a globalized context. Cultivating the seeds of perspective consciousness roots the growth of an open-minded, humanly connected, problem-solving citizen. Literature is positioned as a powerful…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Citizen Participation, Altruism, Global Approach
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García, Ofelia – Reading Teacher, 2020
The traditional monolingual and monoglossic perspective of literacy and biliteracy is compared with the perspective offered by translanguaging. The author explores how the monolingual and monoglossic view of literacy has been responsible for the failure of many Latinx bilingual students. A translanguaging perspective turns its attention toward the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Literacy, Bilingual Education, Hispanic American Students
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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
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Kalir, Jeremiah H.; Cantrill, Christina; Dean, Jeremy; Dillon, Joe – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated long-standing educational inequities associated with technology access, learner agency, and participation in online learning. How were preservice and inservice educators supported in their pursuit of interest-driven professional learning that critically examined the unfolding impact of these inequities? This…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Disease Control, Epidemiology, Public Health
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Manoharan, Arathy – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
After a year of teaching deaf students, Arathy Manoharan realized that she needed to be able to apply the principles of bilingual deaf education in order to be able to do justice to her profession. For this reason, at the age of 23, she moved to the United States to pursue another master's degree in deaf education from McDaniel College in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Cultural Relevance, Deafness, Social Justice
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Toliver, S. R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The genre of science fiction has often been hostile to readers who are not white, middle class, heterosexual men. Though the genre has historically ignored Dark Others; however, they are never completely omitted from the story, as they are often characterized as the creature, the alien, or the monster. In this way, the futuristic windows and…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, African Americans, Females, Diversity
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Gabaldón, Barbara – Knowledge Quest, 2020
Many of the descriptions of public libraries as sanctuaries provide myriad examples of ways in which they serve the underserved: language circles, English language learning and citizenship classes, and access to technology for the homeless, to name a few. In the school library, if librarians are providing sanctuary only to those who feel…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Library Services
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Karami, Amirreza – Educational Practice and Theory, 2020
This theoretical review is an overview of three important theories: schema theory, information-processing theory, and sociocultural theory. Second/foreign language teachers need to familiarize themselves with these theories if they want to teach culturally unfamiliar texts more successfully in their language classrooms. Although each of these…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Jarman, Ruth; Alexander, Joy – School Science Review, 2020
'Reading science for pleasure' features little in school-related science education literature and scant guidance is available for teachers who wish to promote this practice among their pupils. This is the second of a pair of articles charting the development of Project 500 (Schools), a programme aiming to encourage children and young teens to read…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Science Education, Program Effectiveness, Children
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