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Lacina, Jan; Watson, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2008
This article presents an excerpt from the most recent ACEI publication. It describes the characteristics of effective middle level teachers and the characteristics of effective content-area instruction which makes use of reading and writing as often as possible. The use of literacy processes in content disciplines can lead to improved…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy, Middle School Teachers, Content Area Writing
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2008
Struggling readers may regularly worry about reading at an appropriate speed and intonation. Fluency is a "hot" topic according to Jack Cassidy's annual reading survey published in "Reading Today," in which he interviews various literacy experts throughout the United States on the hot and not-so-hot reading topics. Fluency…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Informal Reading Inventories, Reading Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2006
Young children today are exposed to technology at a much younger age than they were five to 10 years ago, and technology is now an important component of literacy. To be able to function in the world today, children need to learn how to read beyond a paperbound book. In this article, the author highlights Web sites that provide unique…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Web Sites, Literacy Education, Internet