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McVeigh, Fran – International Literacy Association, 2019
A common, long-held belief of teachers and parents is that "the more you read, the better you read." Because many students either did not choose to read at home or did not have books at home, schools began to provide independent reading time in the classroom. As the years progressed, more and more requirements were added into English…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Vocabulary Development, Prior Learning, Language Arts
Zapata, Angie; Kleekamp, Monica; King, Christina – International Literacy Association, 2018
Literature for children and youth has long played a pivotal role in growing students' literacy lives in schools. Fine literature, whether self-selected by students as choice reading or paired with teachers' thoughtful instruction, can launch students into personally meaningful and intellectually stimulating opportunities to read, respond,…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Social Justice, Literacy Education, Childrens Literature
Garcia, Antero – International Literacy Association, 2018
Educators, parents and families, administrators, policymakers, and even students cannot look to individual tools to improve digital literacy practices. The common refrain "there's an app for that" simply doesn't cut it when we are talking about meaningful learning in today's digital age. In fact, efforts to invest heavily in single…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
Sailors, Misty; Hoffman, James V. – International Literacy Association, 2018
Literacy coaching has become a mainstay in schools around the world. Its growing presence as a means of supporting teachers and promoting literacy achievement has been recognized by teacher educators, school personnel, policymakers, professional organizations, funding agencies, and educational researchers. Most teachers welcome what they learn…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Attitudes, Guidance
Neuman, Susan B. – International Literacy Association, 2018
The early years are times of wonder for children. Curious about everything, they seek to explore and understand their world. During these early years, they attempt to interpret their world and make meaning through pretend play, drawing, and conversations with those closest to them. Although these first steps toward literacy may not look much like…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy
Hoffman, James V.; DeJulio, Sam; Lammert, Catherine – International Literacy Association, 2018
Not all literacy teacher preparation programs are directed toward the same goals. Some programs assume that literacy teacher educators should prepare new teachers to fit into the norms and expectations for literacy teaching in schools as they exist today. Other programs assume that the responsibility of teacher educators is to prepare teachers to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Transformative Learning
Wixson, Karen K.; Raphael, Taffy E.; Au, Kathryn H. – International Literacy Association, 2018
With the release of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results, concerns that reading scores of U.S. students have remained flat for the past decade have surfaced again along with suggestions about the source of this problem and how it might be remedied. The…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests, Grade 4