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Nichols, William D.; Zellner, Luana J.; Rupley, William H.; Willson, Victor L.; Kim, Yeonhee; Mergen, Sandra; Young, Carl A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2006
This study examined kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers' intended and reported classroom use, as well as perceptions and knowledge of reading strategies and methods, before and after their participation in a 120-hour professional development workshop. A cluster analysis was conducted on the teachers' (N = 33) responses to a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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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