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Kletzien, Sharon B.; Dreher, Mariam Jean – Reading Psychology, 2017
Teachers can use expository texts to teach academic vocabulary, content knowledge, text structure, and text features. National associations' recommended book lists are often used to identify books for classrooms. Previously we identified expository texts on these lists from 2001-2002 and 2011-2012. The current study explored instructional…
Descriptors: Reading Lists, Books, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Nelson, Kristin L.; Dole, Janice A.; Hosp, John L.; Hosp, Michelle K. – Reading Psychology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the vocabulary teaching of primary-grade teachers (K-3) in low-income schools. A total of 337 observations were conducted during language arts blocks over a three-year period. A coding scheme was developed to analyze teachers' vocabulary instruction. Results indicated that teachers spent less than 5%…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Hilt-Panahon, Alexandra; Shapiro, Edward S.; Yoon, Myeongsun – Reading Psychology, 2012
This study investigated four widely-used early literacy skills indicators in reflecting growth toward first-grade text reading skills. Examining the progress of 101 students across kindergarten and first grade, Letter Naming Fluency (LNF) and Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) were more accurate than Initial Sounds Fluency and Phoneme Segmentation…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy