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Dewitz, Peter; Graves, Michael F. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
The science of reading is the latest version of the reading wars brought to national attention by the popular press. Although most of the popular press has focused on phonics and early reading, in this article, we chose to study what happened to the research on reading comprehension. By the beginning of the 21st century, there had emerged a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
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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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Hastings, Kathryn – Reading Improvement, 2016
The benefits of engaging with age-appropriate reading materials in classroom settings are numerous. For example, students' comprehension is developed as they acquire new vocabulary and concepts. The Common Core requires all students have daily opportunities to engage with "complex text" regardless of students' decoding levels. However,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Learner Engagement, Common Core State Standards, Decoding (Reading)
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Smith, Matthew David; Rodriguez, Arturo – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2011
In this paper we weave lived experiences, those of a bilingual social studies teacher at a middle school in a large city in the Southwestern US, with critical theory/pedagogy and bilingual education. The purpose of this paper is to present an articulation of the practice of critical pedagogy in a bilingual educational context principally under the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Federal Legislation, Bilingual Education, Urban Areas
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Weber, Christine – Voices from the Middle, 2010
Weber issues a challenge to teachers grappling with the demands (and failures) of NCLB, and asks them to make certain that advanced and gifted readers are not left behind. To that end, she shares characteristics of gifted readers, ways to support them, and tips for teaching that will result in doing "a much better job of providing appropriate…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students
Duncan-Owens, Deborah – Principal, 2009
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life." This popular Chinese proverb is an apt metaphor for the dilemma faced by principals and curriculum coordinators when deciding whether to purchase a scripted commercial reading program. Although a scripted reading program may solve…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Kinniburgh, Leah H.; Shaw, Edward L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) placed pressure on elementary teachers to raise standardized test scores in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately, the focus on reading and math has led to reduced time for science instruction. Mandatory standardized testing in science began in elementary schools across the United States in 2007. Instructing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Science Instruction
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Warren-Gross, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The author's school had just been labeled a failing school by No Child Left Behind when its new principal arrived in the fall of 2007. In this demoralizing climate, teachers can get frustrated and choose to give up, or they can rise to the challenge, create a plan for improvement, and plunge into uncharted waters. This article discusses how the…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Federal Legislation, Leadership Responsibility, Media Specialists
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Graff, Jennifer M. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2009
Many people consider books to be one of life's treasures and often embark on pleasurable and transformative literary journeys. Unfortunately, struggling readers' journeys are often arduous, if not painful. Recent reading mandates under No Child Left Behind often limit the scope of literary resources purchased with federal funds and appear to alter…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Females, Federal Legislation, Reading Material Selection
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Shelton, Nancy Rankie; Altwerger, Bess; Jordan, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2009
Schools across the nation are responding to reading assessment mandates by turning to DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills), a program endorsed by the Federal Reading First Grant Office, to assess fluency on a range of reading-related tasks. DIBELS makes strong claims regarding its usefulness in documenting reading progress…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Standardized Tests, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Ousley, Denise M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2006
The focus of this article is to provide practical tools to assist secondary special educators and English teachers to more effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities in the area of English/Language Arts. The articles focuses on ideas that emerged as two teacher educators brought together 6-12 English and special education preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Difficulties, Reading Materials, Performance Based Assessment
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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
Lewis, Anne C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
Summertime is traditionally a time to relax, reflect on the school year past, plan for the coming year ahead, tune in or tune out the political rhetoric, and catch up on reading. To aid in the last effort, Anne C. Lewis, a national education policy writer, wanted to continue a little tradition she started a couple of years ago and suggest some…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Reading Materials, Books, Federal Legislation
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Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward – College and Research Libraries, 1982
Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines