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Duke, Neil K. – Educational Leadership, 2013
Can informational text be used effectively in beginning reading instruction, as mandated by the Common Core State Standards? Yes, writes Nell K. Duke-in fact, the primary grades are the perfect place for informational text. Duke discusses seven features that characterize K-3 classrooms that make good use of informational text: (1) informational…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Beginning Reading
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Allington, Richard L. – Reading Teacher, 2013
We now have an evidence base that documents that we could teach every child to read by the end of first grade. However, most schools have almost none of the key aspects of instruction that have been available in the research to ensure we achieve this goal. In this paper I argue that this failure is not the result of inadequate funding but rather…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Reading Failure, Educational Attitudes
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Hollenbeck, Amy Feiker; Saternus, Kara – Reading Teacher, 2013
As teachers and leaders move forward in implementing the Common Core State Standards within classrooms across 46 states, it is essential to consider the question of what knowledge is included in the English Language Arts Standards, and what knowledge is not present. The authors of the Common Core delineate an increasingly complex body of knowledge…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Bocian, Kathleen M.; Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria; Flynn, Lindsay J. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2013
This 4-year longitudinal research was designed to study special education determinations of students who participated in Tier 2 intervention in a Response to Intervention (RtI) model focused on reading across Grades 1-4. We compared identification rates for learning disabilities (LD) and student characteristics of 381 students the year prior to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Response to Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Reading Instruction
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Amendum, Steve; Amendum, Emily; Almond, Pamela – Reading Teacher, 2013
This article describes a year-long reading intervention with a first-grade English-learner who began the year as a non-reader. Systematic instruction from a literacy specialist and her classroom teacher included familiar re-reading, word study, and teacher-guided reading with carefully matched texts, within the context of English language and…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Lapp, Diane; Grant, Maria; Moss, Barbara; Johnson, Kelly – Reading Teacher, 2013
A question being asked by teachers across the country is, How can I teach students to acquire both the skills and knowledge demanded by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while simultaneously guiding them to read challenging texts such as those presented in Appendix B of the CCSS? Answering this invites the integration of ideas and the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Content Area Reading, Reader Text Relationship
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Iwasaki, Becky; Rasinski, Timothy; Yildirim, Kasim; Zimmerman, Belinda S. – Reading Teacher, 2013
Based on a first grade teacher's search for approaches to promote successful reading acquisition in her first grade classroom, the authors present a curricular engagement in which the teacher explored using music, specifically singing songs, as a fun and motivating way to accelerate reading progress. The premise is that singing (while at the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Singing
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Martens, Prisca; Martens, Ray; Doyle, Michelle Hassay; Loomis, Jenna; Aghalarov, Stacy – Reading Teacher, 2013
This article shares the authors' work with first graders and how, through various reading, writing, and art experiences around picturebooks, the children learned to read and communicate through art along with written language. The work is grounded in multimodality theory and the belief that all modes (particularly art for the purposes of this…
Descriptors: Art Education, Written Language, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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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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Cena, Johanna; Baker, Doris Luft; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Baker, Scott K.; Park, Yonghan; Smolkowski, Keith – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
This study examined the impact of a 15-min daily explicit vocabulary intervention in Spanish on expressive and receptive vocabulary knowledge and oral reading fluency in Spanish, and on language proficiency in English. Fifty Spanish-speaking English learners who received 90 min of Spanish reading instruction in an early transition model were…
Descriptors: Spanish, Intervention, Expressive Language, Receptive Language
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Dougherty Stahl, Katherine A.; Keane, Annette E.; Simic, Ognjen – Urban Education, 2013
This mixed methods study explores the pilot implementation of a Response to Intervention framework in the first grade classrooms in three urban schools. Two schools in a fully implemented condition (FI) with a facilitator and a partially implemented condition (PI) without a facilitator were investigated using student achievement data, field notes,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Response to Intervention
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Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Niemi, Pekka; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Ahonen, Timo; Leskinen, Esko; Lyyra, Anna-Liisa – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
This study examined the extent to which first grade teachers adapt their reading instruction to the literacy skills of particular children in their classroom, and investigated whether teacher and classroom characteristics influence such adaptation. Three hundred seven Finnish children were tested with regard to their literacy skills at the end of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Grade 1, Teacher Characteristics
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Weiser, Beverly L. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether integrating encoding instruction with reading instruction provides stronger gains for students who struggle with reading than instruction that includes little or no encoding. An instructional design model was investigated to best fit the data of 175 first-grade readers at risk for reading…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Measures (Individuals), Reading Comprehension, Progress Monitoring
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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Boyd, Lisa – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Within a response to intervention framework, Tier 2 is commonly conceptualized as a supplemental, 30-minute intervention that is provided in addition to the core instructional program. Given the resource constraints that many schools face, this type of model might not be feasible. However, in the light of data that suggest a need for a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Response to Intervention
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Sanchez, Alma Sonia Q. – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
In the institutionalization of the mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE) in the country, several trainings were conducted introducing its unique features such as the use of the two-track method in teaching reading based on the frequency of the sounds of the first language (L1). This study attempted to find out how the accuracy track…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Native Language, Code Switching (Language), Pretests Posttests
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