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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
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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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Albee, Julie Jackson; Smith, Melanie Lea; Arnold, Jill Mayes; Dennis, Larinee Brooks – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors examined the results of a three-year summer intervention, Dig Into Reading, for pre-first-grade through pre-third-grade students. This partnership among university professors, public school Title I teachers, and primary classroom teachers resulted in the development of research-based, copyright-free, replicable summer reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Summer Programs
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Strong, John Z.; Amendum, Steven J.; Conradi Smith, Kristin – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article was inspired by the fact that teachers have been asked to increase the difficulty of texts that students encounter without clear guidance on how to support their students when reading difficult texts. First, findings are presented from a recent review that investigated the effects of increased text difficulty on elementary students'…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Elementary School Students
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McClure, Erin L.; Fullerton, Susan King – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article provides classroom examples of how interactive read-alouds of informational texts facilitate collaborative and respectful discussions that promote literacy learning. Several specific considerations for making interactive read-alouds engaging and successful are presented in an effort to support educators in capitalizing on this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Oral Reading, Teaching Methods, Nonfiction
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Cappello, Marva – Reading Teacher, 2017
Twenty-first century literacy requires students to analyze and create images for communication across and within academic disciplines. Thus, literacy teachers are now responsible for supporting students as they engage with visual texts. We must carefully and intentionally choose images for teaching practice and consider the reader, instructional…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli, Reading Materials
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Casbergue, Renée M. – Reading Teacher, 2017
The Common Core State Standards have influenced curriculum for primary grades across the country, requiring more sophisticated responses to written text from children than ever before. Yet readiness for kindergarten is still often defined in terms of constrained print-related skills. As early as preschool, children can be introduced to more…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Curriculum
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Del Nero, Jennifer Renner – Reading Teacher, 2017
This study employed case study methodology and design research to examine what aesthetic transactions (readers' thoughts, feelings, associations, etc. that arise during a text encounter) students constructed in response to texts in a Gothic studies reading unit created by the author. The study was conducted in a seventh-grade reading classroom.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aesthetics, Student Attitudes, Reading Materials
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Roehling, Julia V.; Hebert, Michael; Nelson, J. Ron; Bohaty, Janet J. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Comprehending expository reading material is a challenge for many students. Research has shown that students' expository reading comprehension can improve with the help of text structure instruction. The purpose of this article is to present teachers with a framework for effectively implementing text structure instruction in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 2
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Sailors, Misty; Kaambankadzanja, Davie – Reading Teacher, 2017
Many professionals, including members of the International Literacy Association, are concerned with the lack of reading materials in classrooms across the world. In this paper, the authors present the creation of high-quality, locally produced, complementary reading materials in Malawi, where there are very few children's books and few…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Culturally Relevant Education
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Serafini, Frank; Tompkins, Felicia – Reading Teacher, 2015
This article explores a variety of contemporary picturebooks that offer the picturebook as an object of construction, as a character, and as portals to other narrative levels. These metafictive devices break the traditional boundaries between fictional and real worlds by involving the reader in the narrative, talking to them directly, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship
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Allington, Richard L.; McCuiston, Kimberly; Billen, Monica – Reading Teacher, 2015
The CCSS framework indicates more difficult texts are to be used with students. However, the rationale for increasing text difficulty, decreasing text difficulty, is unsupported by the research that shows texts have been increasing in difficulty for at least 50 years. Oral reading accuracy is a traditional method of estimating text difficulty. For…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Oral Reading, Accuracy
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Williams, Lunetta; Scott, Kelly; Simone, Danielle – Reading Teacher, 2015
Students must be proficient readers of nonfiction texts to be successful in school and life. Since engaging students in this genre can be challenging, this article focuses on how students can respond digitally and socially to nonfiction through the use of free, secure social networks. Not only can students become more engaged in learning when…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Nonfiction, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Larson, Sue C. – Reading Teacher, 2014
As teachers organize classroom schedules to meet curricular demands and time constraints, they strive to seek ways to motivate and sustain student engagement in quality vocabulary instruction, enjoyable learning experiences, and interesting informational books. This article addresses these concerns and describes a vocabulary acquisition strategy…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Vocabulary Development, Learning Experience, Reading Materials
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Dewitz, Peter; Jones, Jennifer – Reading Teacher, 2013
When schools and teachers adopt core reading programs they can use them with fidelity or make intelligent decisions about the texts, lessons and components they select to use. The evidence suggests that these programs are not research-based documents, but rather compromises between what the research suggests about effective reading instruction and…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Fidelity
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