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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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Broemmel, Amy D.; Evans, Katherine R.; Lester, Jessica N.; Rigell, Amanda; Lochmiller, Chad R. – Reading Horizons, 2019
Over the past four decades, a number of researchers have attempted to describe the reading habits of teachers. Some have investigated the impact of reading habits generally, while most have focused on some kind of loosely defined "professional reading." In relationship to this body of literature, the purpose of our descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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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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Cardon, Teresa; Kelley, Jane E. – Reading Horizons, 2016
Given the CDC's report of a 30% increase in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses over the past two years, it is important to increase awareness and educate teachers and students in both general and special education classrooms. One way to bridge the gap between students with and without ASD is to use authentic narrative fiction as a teaching…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Focus Groups, Vignettes
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Senokossoff, Gwyn W. – Reading Horizons, 2013
This article discusses the benefits of using picture books with adolescent readers, describes strategies that can be taught with picture books, and provides examples of books the author has used. Some of the topics discussed include: reading comprehension, visual literacy, interactive read-aloud with facilitative talk, literary elements, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Adolescents, Literacy Education, Reading Materials
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Ebe, Ann E. – Reading Horizons, 2010
This article reports on a study that explored the relationship between reading proficiency and cultural relevance of text for third-grade English Language Learners (ELLs). The author presents the Cultural Relevance Rubric that helps define and determine cultural relevance of texts. Participants used the rubric to rate the cultural relevance of two…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Miscue Analysis, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
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Barry, Arlene L. – Reading Horizons, 2008
This article addresses the International Reading Association's foundational knowledge requirement that educators recognize historical antecedents to contemporary reading methods and materials. The historical overview presented here highlights the ineffective methods and restrictive materials that have been discarded and the progress that has been…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Instruction, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Nathanson, Steven – Reading Horizons, 2006
This article reviews research to examine how teaching and learning are improved with the use of narrative story materials. Stories help to focus the reader's attention and build personal connection, resulting in better retention and deeper subject-matter understanding. Four key advantages of narratives cited by D. T. Willingham are discussed. The…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Story Telling
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Chen, Su-Yen – Reading Horizons, 2005
Based on a portion of the results of a research project that explores the possibilities of using Mandarin children's literature for cultural understanding between the students of Taiwan and Mainland China, this paper discusses in depth what existing U. S. research may or may not help in constructing Mandarin reading lists and thus provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Reading Materials
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Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Reading Horizons, 2005
This article presents an overview of five key issues: access to materials; student motivation; teacher preparation; instructional practices; and parent-teacher-student relationships, that must be addressed in effecting change in the academic performance of African-American students. These issues are deemed important if the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, African American Children, Student Motivation
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Johnson, Denise; Blair, Anne – Reading Horizons, 2003
The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of student self-selecting literature and reading engagement in an elementary reading curriculum. The article discuses the use of self-selected reading in the context of child development, book difficulty, independent reading time accountability, and a supportive environment. The successful…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Frommer, Harvey – Reading Horizons, 1971
Recommends instruction in rapid reading fo high school and college students and asserts that flexibility of speed and reasoning provide the foundation for effective rapid reading. Describes the components of rapid reading as orientation, selection, clarification, arrangement, review, and study. (RW)
Descriptors: Attention Control, Colleges, English Curriculum, High Schools
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Iannelli, Jane – Reading Horizons, 1971
Descriptors: Early Experience, Guidelines, Language Acquisition, Parent Role
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Townder, John C.; Mork, Theodore A. – Reading Horizons, 1974
Lists 52 recommended books for children and a bibliography of the sources from which these books were compiled.
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Resources
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Storey, Dee C. – Reading Horizons, 1984
Discusses a number of books requiring the reader to examine their illustrations and pictures closely and making a visual statement that could be lost if only surface meanings are considered. (FL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Illustrations
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