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Fitzgerald, Jill; Elmore, Jeff; Relyea, Jackie Eunjung; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Stenner, A. Jackson – Reading Research Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of the study was to address possible text complexity shifts across the past six decades for a continually best-selling first-grade core reading program. The anthologies of one publisher's seven first-grade core reading programs were examined using computer-based analytics, dating from 1962 to 2013. Variables were Overall Text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Core Curriculum
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Bowen, Kimberly; Relyea-Kim, E. Jackie; Kung, Melody; Elmore, Jeff – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
The research question was, "What text characteristics do primary teachers think are most important for early grades text complexity?" Teachers from across the United States accomplished a two-part task. First, to stimulate teachers' thinking about important text characteristics, primary teachers completed an online paired-text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Difficulty Level, Reading Materials, Questionnaires
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Amendum, Steven J.; Fitzgerald, Jill – Journal of Literacy Research, 2013
We addressed whether the degree of structure of reading content delivery to the children or degree of professional development support for the teachers was related to kindergarten through second-grade students' 2-year reading growth in high-poverty, low-performing schools. There were four categories of data sources: (a) classroom,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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Amendum, Steven J.; Li, Yongmei; Hall, Leigh A.; Fitzgerald, Jill; Creamer, Kimberly H.; Head-Reeves, Darlene M.; Hollingsworth, Heidi L. – Reading Psychology, 2009
Five reading lesson instruction characteristics were examined in relation to first and second graders' end-of-year instructional reading level: (a) teacher's preferred interaction style (indicated by extent of teacher telling and coaching); (b) teacher's preferred grouping (indicated by extent of whole class and small group instruction); (c)…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Early Reading, Reading Achievement
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Neufeld, Paul; Amendum, Steven J.; Fitzgerald, Jill; Guthrie, Karren M. – Reading Research and Instruction, 2006
Two main questions were addressed in this study: (1) How does first grade Latino English-language learners' growth in English instructional reading level and selected word-level reading subprocesses (ability to read words in isolation, phonemic awareness, and phonics) compare to their monolingual native-English-speaking peers' growth?; and (2)…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Monolingualism, Reading Ability, Oral English