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Miller, Debbie – Reading Teacher, 2013
As teachers, we are always reflecting on and refining our craft. In this article, the author shares how her understanding and implementation of comprehension strategy instruction has evolved over the past ten years. These shifts include her current thinking about the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, how content and big ideas…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension
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Scott, Jerrie L.; Teale, William H. – Reading Teacher, 2010
This column brings to the attention of "RT" readers the hot topic of redesigning teacher education programs. Featured are interviews with professionals involved in a statewide redesign initiative in Tennessee, the Ready2Teach (R2T) program. The interviews highlight major changes in how teacher education programs are being transformed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Problem Based Learning
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Aukerman, Maren – Reading Teacher, 2007
For second-language learners, "academic" language and "social" language are inextricably interwoven. Using examples from several primary classrooms, the author critiques current conceptualizations of second-language learning that distinguish between basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP). She…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Proficiency, Emergent Literacy, Communication Skills
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Hutchison, Amy C.; Edwards, Patricia A. – Reading Teacher, 2010
In this article, the authors suggest that many of the problems struggling readers encounter while reading stem from distinct yet fundamental sources of difficulty related to the types of text read (print or online), the task or activity readers engage in, and the sociocultural context of reading. The authors further argue that although these…
Descriptors: Tutors, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Difficulties
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Schickedanz, Judith A.; Collins, Molly F. – Reading Teacher, 2012
This article focuses on young children's misinterpretations of storybook illustrations. Examples of misinterpretations drawn from preschool classrooms are presented and analyzed to explain four kinds of confusion that are typically involved. Based on these analyses, the authors argue that young children are capable of the reasoning required to…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Grade 1, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Morgan, Denise N.; Rasinski, Timothy V. – Reading Teacher, 2012
Using primary sources with students has untapped potential for expanding and deepening the reading experiences of elementary and middle grade students. Primary sources expands teachers' palette of reading materials, allows students to connect more closely to topics for learning, and deepens their understanding of the past. This article argues for…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, State Standards, Primary Sources, Thinking Skills
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Bauer, Eurydice Bouchereau; Manyak, Patrick C. – Reading Teacher, 2008
In the previous English-Language Learner (ELL) column, we addressed the first of four complementary components aimed at highlighting quality instruction for ELLs. The first in the series focused on the role of explicit code and comprehension instruction for ELLs. In that column we reminded readers of the importance of providing code instruction…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Classroom Environment, Language Skills, Classroom Communication
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Shanahan, Timothy; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1994
Describes a cooperative learning activity in a fifth-grade class in which students researched, wrote, and sponsored classroom resolutions honoring African Americans during Black History Month. Discusses how literacy has the power to connect students with their heritage or with any heritage they choose to connect with. (SR)
Descriptors: Black History, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Background
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Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2008
In this column, the authors expand on the theme of learning to read and learning to love reading through reading. They explain that stories, or narratives, are important and perhaps are the main entry point for reading at home. However, the authors assert that learning to embrace reading means learning to embrace a wider palette of materials that…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Reading Motivation, Personal Narratives
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Ward, Robin A. – Reading Teacher, 2005
A growing body of research in the fields of mathematics education and literacy supports the inclusion of children's literature with the teaching and learning of mathematics. When mathematics is couched within a story and presented using pictures and informal, familiar language, students can more readily grasp the mathematical ideas and concepts.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Instructional Materials, Elementary Education, Preservice Teachers
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Wray, David – Reading Teacher, 1994
Argues that authorship, in the sense of creation and re-creation of meaning, should be a central focus in any model of literacy instruction. Examines the elements of the "traditional" model of literacy development. Discusses the place of text within that model. Discusses implications for classroom literacy instruction. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literacy, Models, Reading Instruction
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Johnston, Peter – Reading Teacher, 2003
Contends that high stakes tests provide no useful or timely information to help teachers accomplish assessment goals, and they encourage an interactional climate that can undermine them. Outlines how assessments can improve learning. Concludes that since assessments of children, as enacted in classrooms, are part of the intellectual environment…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, High Stakes Tests
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Hamilton, Stephen F. – Reading Teacher, 1983
Uses current ecological research to explore the social nature of the classroom as it affects both teaching and learning. (FL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roser, Nancy; Martinez, Miriam; Fuhrken, Charles; McDonnold, Kathleen – Reading Teacher, 2007
Characters in children's books can help to guide readers through stories, contributing to deepened understandings of plot and themes. The authors discuss why characters become vivid and lasting in readers' minds, the ways in which students are often asked to think about characters in classroom literature study, and how students' understanding of…
Descriptors: Discussion, Journal Writing, Childrens Literature, Grade 1
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Guthrie, John T. – Reading Teacher, 1980
Describes the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Terms it an exceptional reading program illustrating how certain dynamics of social interaction may be essential for reading achievement. (FL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Elementary Education, Interaction, Program Descriptions
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