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Freeman, Niecea D.; Townsend, Dianna; Templeton, Shane – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors detail word-learning strategies from a small-scale early reading intervention for first graders (N = 3) focused on Greek and Latin roots in science-based informational texts. Educators can provide explicit instruction to support student awareness of word structures in content-specific vocabulary, and this instruction can be adapted to…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Morphemes, Morphology (Languages)
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Concannon-Gibney, Tara – Reading Teacher, 2019
Poetry has often been described as the neglected genre despite its potential to engage and motivate students of all abilities in reading and writing. Indeed, poetry provides an excellent forum for the development of literacy skills and strategies in a meaningful context. The author describes how a teacher implemented a poetry genre study in a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Briceño, Allison; Klein, Adria F. – Reading Teacher, 2019
Using running records as a lens to facilitate multilingual students' language and literacy development can help teachers recognize and build on students' linguistic capital. The authors analyzed 123 running records of Spanish-speaking first graders to begin to identify the types of language-related errors they made when reading. Using an assets…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Literacy
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Nash, Kindel; Panther, Leah; Elson, Kerry – Reading Teacher, 2019
A century of research has shown that culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining literacy teaching is essential to teaching all students well and is especially crucial for students of color, who most often attend urban schools. The authors share one innovative and culturally sustaining literacy practice that critically centers kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Minority Group Students
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Meacham, Shuaib James; Meacham, Sohyun; Thompson, Misty; Graves, Hattie – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors employ hip-hop music as a literacy heuristic aimed at supporting the literacy development of kindergarten and first-grade students. How do young students learn to write hip-hop lyrics? How do young students engage in hip-hop reading and writing processes? The classroom examples show that students engaged in individual and interactive…
Descriptors: Music, Literacy Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Portier, Christine; Friedrich, Nicola; Peterson, Shelley Stagg – Reading Teacher, 2019
With the goal of supporting students' writing and content area learning using play as a pedagogical model, teachers' action research projects involved kindergarten and grade 1 students collaborating to create texts for a range of purposes. The authors analyzed the project activities for their starting points or motivators, student and teacher…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Creativity, Teaching Methods
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Kelly, Laura Beth; Moses, Lindsey – Reading Teacher, 2018
In this article, the authors report findings from a yearlong study that addressed teaching first-grade students to make inferences and engage in inferential discussion about children's literature. Because of the importance of both inferencing and discussion for comprehension, a collaborative team of two researchers and a classroom teacher focused…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Inferences
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Wessel-Powell, Christy; Lu, Ya-Huei; Wohlwend, Karen – Reading Teacher, 2018
Increased emphasis on standardization in primary grades can stifle spontaneous literacy play. The authors argue that allowing playful, collaborative, multimodal literacies into primary classrooms and specifically in writers' workshop can expand and enliven the way we see students' literacy strengths. The authors look closely at the unique…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Standards, Teaching Methods, Play
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Springer, Sheree E.; Harris, Samantha; Dole, Janice A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
In an educational climate in which many teachers may feel the tension between achieving grade-level literacy standards and creating lifelong readers, interest can be a powerful mediator that impacts students' cognitive and affective experiences with reading. This practical article presents four research-based principles of reading…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Reading Motivation, Student Interests, Reading Attitudes
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Johnson, Lauren – Reading Teacher, 2017
When he entered the building, the buzz of speculations quickly traveled throughout the halls. Where did he come from? What is wrong with him? What grade is he in? Who is has the lowest number? As everyone secretly hopes the new student deemed a "challenge" won't be placed in their classroom, the tall, thin shadow shuffles past your room…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Reading Strategies
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Witte, Priscilla G. – Reading Teacher, 2016
This formative and design study examined how the Complex Text Analysis (CTA) instructional approach provided support for first-grade students to increase their comprehension of texts of increasing complexity. The students in the diverse class participated in weekly lessons during which fictional texts were read aloud and analyzed in terms of key…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Grade 1, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Ganske, Kathy – Reading Teacher, 2016
This article introduces SAIL, an instructional framework designed to help teachers optimize students' learning during small-group word study instruction. Small-group word study interactions afford opportunities for teachers to engage students in thinking, talking, advancing vocabulary knowledge (including general academic vocabulary), and making…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Orthographic Symbols
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Moses, Lindsey; Ogden, Meridith; Kelly, Laura Beth – Reading Teacher, 2015
This Teaching Tips describes a yearlong process of facilitating meaningful discussion groups about literature with first-grade students in an urban Title I school. At the beginning of the year, the teacher provided explicit instruction in speaking and listening skills to support students with the social skills needed for thoughtful discussion. She…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Urban Education
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Steckel, Barbara; Shinas, Valerie Harlow; Van Vaerenewyck, Leah – Reading Teacher, 2015
The purpose of this article is to inform teachers about the ways technology can be integrated to add value to literacy instruction. Artistic technology-integrated literacy and disciplinary instruction in preK through grade 4 classrooms is described through the stories of five teachers who were identified as both strong teachers of literacy and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education
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Aerila, Juli-Anna; Rönkkö, Marja-Leena – Reading Teacher, 2015
Literature supports children's literacy growth in many ways. It helps children extend their understanding and clarify different situations in their lives, recognize and deal with feelings, and be more empathetic. Hands-on activities based on stories support children in giving shape to their thoughts. These creative activities not only empower the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Learning Activities, Creative Teaching, Experiential Learning
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