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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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Christ, Tanya; Arya, Poonam; Chiu, Ming Ming – Journal of Literacy Research, 2012
This mixed-methods study explored (a) the purposes for which teachers selected video clips of their own literacy teaching and assessment practices to share and discuss with peers, (b) how these purposes were related to the content of the discussions, and (c) what variables were related to teachers' generation of new ideas and future actions that…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Grade 1, Teacher Education Programs
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Stevens, Robert J.; Van Meter, Peggy; Warcholak, Nicholas D. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2010
The importance of emergent literacy skills as a foundation for proficient reading has led to the development of interventions to teach these skills. These interventions are particularly important for children from disadvantaged homes because they often lack the home literacy experiences necessary for building foundational literacy skills prior to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Listening Comprehension, Primary Education, Emergent Literacy
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Triplett, Cheri F. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2007
In this study, social constructionism provided a theoretical framework for investigating how students' struggles with reading are socially constructed in school literacy contexts, curriculum, and relationships. The study also sought to discover how "struggling reader" is a socially constructed subjectivity or identity that begins in the early…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention, Interviews
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Rodgers, Emily M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2005
In this article, findings from case study research of two effective literacy teachers are presented in order to describe in rich detail the nature of effective scaffolding. The teachers worked one-to-one with first-grade students who were experiencing extreme difficulty in learning to read. The complexity of scaffolding is described in terms of…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Literacy Education, Tutoring, Reading Teachers