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Shanahan, Cynthia; Shanahan, Timothy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
During the past several years, middle schools and high schools have been shifting their attention to disciplinary literacy. The Common Core State Standards are explicit in requiring teachers to teach the literacy of science, literature, and history, and even states that are not part of Common Core (such as Texas) are making this shift as well.…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Shanahan, Timothy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2016
In their article "Beyond the Common Core…," Cassidy, Ortlieb, and Grote-Garcia (2016), express concern that the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS; National Governors Association [NGA] Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers [CCSSO], 2010) may have the "unintended consequence" of diverting…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives
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Shanahan, Timothy – Educational Leadership, 2013
Does the Common Core State Standards' focus on informational text mean that teachers must teach fiberglass installation manuals and the minutes of National Reserve Board meetings? No, responds literacy expert Timothy Shanahan. "I've pored over the lists of exemplary texts suggested by the standards, and I've not been able to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Reading Instruction, Content Area Reading, Language Arts
Trehearne, Miriam P. – Corwin, 2011
"Learning to Write and Loving It!" equips teachers of young children with practical strategies, assessment tools, and motivating writing activities that are based on current research and proven practice and are easily applicable to all kinds of learning environments. Included are many authentic writing samples and photos to illustrate effective,…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Educational Technology, Literacy
Troia, Gary A., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
This book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Difficulties, Writing Workshops
Shanahan, Timothy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
Timothy Shanahan was surprised to learn that Elaine Garan and Steven Krashen had written yet two more critiques of the National Reading Panel (NRP) report. Each already has more NRP-related publications than any member of the panel, and both have been issuing their complaints over a longer period than the panel worked on the eight studies that…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Criticism
Garan, Elaine M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
Writers know how easy it is to be seduced by their own cleverness. Words and ideas have a way of turning heads as they take on lives of their own. However, the time comes when good writers must harden their hearts, sharpen the axe, and murder their darlings. The same must be said of good scientists. Even more so than with writing, ethical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientists, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
Cummins, Carrice Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
Administrators in the U.S. education system need to be more than good managers, they need to understand high-quality reading instruction, so they can serve their teachers and help their school meet Reading First requirements. Although written with the administrator in mind, this collection also can be used by teachers, teacher educators, staff…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Administrator Role, Leadership, Federal Legislation
Snow, Catherine E.; Porche, Michelle V.; Tabors, Patton O.; Harris, Stephanie R. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2007
Four literacy experts lay out the evidence in this compelling book, based on the well-known Home-School Study of Language and Literacy Development that inspired the landmark resource "Beginning Literacy with Language." Following a group of children living in low-income families from preschool through high school, the authors charted the students'…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Adolescents, Reading Comprehension
Cooper, Harris – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
This article evaluates the "Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction: Reports of the Subgroups" (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000). The author also examines the…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Reading Research, Boards of Education
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Shanahan, Timothy – Reading Teacher, 2015
In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the Common Core State Standards. Initially, the standards were quickly and easily embraced, but over the past year the standards have become enmeshed in various controversies, raising many questions about how the standards were written and what they include. This article attempts to provide authoritative…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Government Role, Policy Formation
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Shanahan, Timothy – Reading Teacher, 2015
This column explains three ways that teachers can improve reading test performance. Basically, the idea is that instead of teaching students to respond to particular question types as is typical of test preparation despite the ineffectiveness of this practice, it is better to teach students to read the test passages more effectively. Three…
Descriptors: Scores, Reading Tests, Teaching Methods, Test Preparation
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Shanahan, Timothy – Elementary School Journal, 2015
The Common Core State Standards for the English Language Arts, together with the new tests being developed to assess them, are placing a greater emphasis on writing in elementary schools than in the recent past. This article explores similarities and differences of the standards with past state standards, explaining the reason both for why things…
Descriptors: State Standards, Language Arts, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Change
Rasinski, Timothy Ed.; Blachowicz, Camille Ed.; Lems, Kristin Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Because fluency instruction was identified, only recently, as a cornerstone literacy subject--it is still unfamiliar terrain for many teachers. This volume fills a crucial gap by offering a thorough, authoritative examination of what reading fluency is--and how it should be taught. Contributing authors, who include the field's leading authorities,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Theater Arts, Silent Reading
Stahl, Katherine A. Dougherty, Ed.; McKenna, Michael C., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
This book presents state-of-the-science research on the components of successful literacy learning and how to target them in contemporary classrooms. The volume builds on and extends the work of Steven Stahl, whose pioneering contributions encompassed the key areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and assessment.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Teaching Methods
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