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Rosenblum, L. Penny; Herzberg, Tina; Mason, Loana K.; Anderson, Dawn L.; Reisman, Tammy; Edstrand, Kitty G.; Abner, Gerald; Carter, Mark – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2021
Specialized assessments, including the learning media assessment (LMA), are essential in appropriately planning and implementing instruction for students with visual impairments (Holbrook et al., 2017; Lusk et al., 2013). The LMA, first introduced by Koenig and Holbrook in the early 1990s, was designed to be an "objective process of…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Student Needs
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Davis, Cheron H.; Bush, Krystal – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study, rooted in the evaluation of a reading methods course, sought to determine the implications for preservice teachers (PSTs) who participated in literature circles that intentionally used multicultural literature to discuss social justice issues. Using an interpretative mixed-methods approach, we collected quantitative surveys and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Reading Instruction
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Jin, Tan; Lu, Xiaofei; Ni, Jing – Modern Language Journal, 2020
An extensive body of research has investigated the role of syntactic complexity in gauging the linguistic complexity of reading texts, particularly for the purpose of determining their grade appropriateness. However, little such research has focused on adapted teaching materials for English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts, and to date there…
Descriptors: Syntax, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Materials
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Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete, Ed.; Larsen, Sanne, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. –, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUROCALL society succeeded in holding the 28th EUROCALL conference, EUROCALL2020, on 20-21 August as an online, two-day gathering. The transition process required to make this happen was demanding and insightful for everyone involved, and, in many ways, a logical consequence of the core content and purpose of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Videoconferencing
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Monobe, Gumiko; Ruan, Jiening – Journal of Peace Education, 2020
This paper critically examines how three educational manga texts render the history of World War II for upper elementary, middle, and high school students in Japan. Informed by critical theory, the authors analyzed both linguistic (words) and nonlinguistic texts (illustrations) related to two major World War II events in juxtaposition, namely, the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Materials, War, World History
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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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Wei, Bing; Chen, Sitong; Chen, Bo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Through a questionnaire survey, this study aims to investigate the contributions of different sources in developing science teachers' practical knowledge of teaching with practical work. The framework of this study is based on the conceptualization of PCK and ten possible sources of science teachers' PCK related to teaching with practical work.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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Read, Nicholas – European Journal of Education, 2017
This article reviews the accuracy and relevance of the national monitoring mechanisms currently used to establish national learning and teaching material (LTM) availability indicators. In many countries, only very basic LTM monitoring requirements are provided. These are not updated regularly and are usually not designed specificially to support…
Descriptors: Low Income, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials
Scholastic Inc., 2017
The Teacher & Principal School Report series showcases the results of a national survey of more than 4,700 public school Pre-K-12 educators on critical issues affecting schools and districts across the country. With two in-depth reports, Scholastic has explored equity in education as well as literacy, each with a special look at factors from…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Public School Teachers, Equal Education
Clark, Christina; Teravainen, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2017
We have conducted the national annual literacy survey since 2010 and have surveyed young people on literacy issues since 2005. This report outlines findings about children's and young people's reading from our seventh annual literacy survey conducted in November/ December 2016 and where possible relates those findings back to our other reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
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Science and Children, 2016
Science teachers and mentors continue to be challenged to meet the high expectations of "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Indeed the "Framework" urges to help learners "[build] progressively more sophisticated explanations of natural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature
Paganelli, Andrea – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Storytime is an important fixture in many school libraries that helps foster students' reading abilities. With a history of success, why would librarians want to alter storytime by incorporating technology? This article discusses how Laura Fleming, a long-time school librarian, addressed decreased student engagement in traditional reading…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, School Libraries, Reading Ability
Scholastic Inc., 2015
This report presents the 5th Edition of Scholastic's biannual study of children's and parents' attitudes and behaviors about reading. The latest research touches on reading aloud to children of all ages, the impact of reading independently for fun at school and at home, the importance of frequent reading, and the books children want most to read.…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Common Core State Standards have cast a renewed light on reading instruction, presenting teachers with the new requirements to teach close reading of complex texts. Teachers and administrators should consider a number of essential features of close reading: They are short, complex texts; rich discussions based on worthy questions; revisiting…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Educational Practices, State Standards, Reading Instruction
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