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Ruggiero, Diana M. – Hispania, 2015
This study presents strategies for teaching highland Afro-Ecuadorian culture and for broaching the topic of race and racism through the documentary film "Más allá del fútbol." Produced in 2008 by the author, this film explores "afrochoteño" identity and culture as well as the issues of race and racism in Ecuador through a…
Descriptors: Films, Spanish, Blacks, History
Sigward, Daniel – Facing History and Ourselves, 2013
The film "BULLY" follows five stories of children and families who are affected deeply by bullying within the course of a school year. With intimate glimpses into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the lives of bullied, ridiculed children. Historically, seemingly small instances of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Films, Educational Environment, Empathy
Murray, Christy S.; Coleman, Meghan A.; Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This toolkit provides activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading and mathematics for K-12 students with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. Grounded in research, this toolkit is based on the Center on Instruction's "Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development
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Hughes, Sherick A.; North, Connie E. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This manuscript begins by distinguishing the common structural and cultural arguments that tend to guide popular urban achievement gap research. It highlights Jencks and Phillips, and Payne, as two cases of popular texts followed by critical responses to them. It concludes by imagining a compass to guide burgeoning scholars toward reading into…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Achievement Gap, Educational Research, Persuasive Discourse
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Cabral-Márquez, Consuelo – Reading Teacher, 2015
The motivational, cognitive, and performance benefits associated with setting goals are presented in light of goal-setting theory. These theoretical principles provide a framework that teachers can use to guide students in setting and pursuing personal reading goals that are proximal, specific, and compatible with students' reading abilities…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Goal Orientation, Educational Theories, Teaching Methods
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Aitchison, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article discusses contemporary American school stories that appear to advocate learning and literacy as a democratic good, but actually undermine democratic possibilities by teaching young readers to think of academic inquiry as a means to selfish, petty ends. Since "learning" and "literacy" are catchwords for educators…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Fiction, Childrens Literature, Neoliberalism
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Gao, Yang – Reading Improvement, 2013
Reading teachers focus more on the instruction of reading content or strategies, but pay relatively less attention to the impact of writing on reading comprehension. Based on mediation theory, the author examined the effect of summary writing about reading texts on readers' comprehension. By reviewing relevant literatures on the topic of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mediation Theory, Writing Exercises, Reading Ability
Cartwright, Fernando – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This study examines the feasibility of reporting scores of a test based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 instrument that was administered to a sample of 25-year-old Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) respondents on the PISA scale. Each of these respondents also participated in PISA 2000. The study examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills
Erickson, Karen A.; Koppenhaver, David A. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2020
Literacy improves lives--and with the right instruction and supports, "all students" can learn to read and write. That is the core belief behind this teacher-friendly handbook, your practical guide to providing comprehensive, high-quality literacy instruction to students with significant disabilities. Drawing on decades of classroom…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education
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Athanasou, James A. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2011
Reading is theorised as a key aspect of one's educational and vocational adjustment. The reading scores on the "Wide-Range Achievement Test 3" of 465 adult vocational assessment clients were examined. Reading varied across a range of social factors and the overall results were consistent with earlier studies, especially the "Adult…
Descriptors: Vocational Evaluation, Achievement Tests, Vocational Adjustment, Adult Literacy
Schoenbach, Ruth; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Murphy, Lynn – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Features of this book include: (1) Based on the Reading Apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Textbooks, Reading Improvement, Reading Achievement
Berne, Jennifer; Degener, Sophie C. – Corwin, 2012
Strategic grouping can transform reading instruction in the middle grades from a hit-or-miss learning experience to a targeted, responsive one. This book features a practical and field-tested model for small-group differentiated reading instruction in Grades 4-8. Jennifer Berne and Sophie C. Degener offer a clear, detailed discussion of how to…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Reading Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools
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Flack, Zoe M.; Field, Andy P.; Horst, Jessica S. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although an abundant literature documents preliterate children's word learning success from shared storybook reading, a full synthesis of the factors which moderate these word learning effects has been largely neglected. This meta-analysis included 38 studies with 2,455 children, reflecting 110 effect sizes, investigating how reading styles, story…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Effect Size, Story Reading, Meta Analysis
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Aagaard, Lola; Conner, Timothy W., II.; Skidmore, Ronald L. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
A convenient cluster sample of 105 undergraduate students at a regional university in the midsouth completed a survey regarding their use of college textbooks, what strategies might increase the likelihood of their reading textbook assignments, and their preference for how class time was used. Descriptive analysis was conducted on the results and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Textbooks, Reading Assignments, Preferences
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Solari, Emily J.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Petscher, Yaacov; Haring, Christa – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This study investigates the effects and feasibility of an intervention for first-grade students at risk for reading difficulties or disabilities (RD). The intervention was provided by general education classroom teachers and consisted of 15 min whole-class comprehension lessons (Tier 1) and 30 min Tier 2 intervention sessions in word reading,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Feasibility Studies, Program Implementation, Word Study Skills
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