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Moses, Lindsey; Qiao, Xue – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
The purpose of this yearlong study was to examine literate identity development of first-grade students in a student-centered, literature-based classroom where meaning making was privileged over decoding skills. This cross-case analysis traced the identity trajectories of two case studies: one student with strong decoding skills (above grade level…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills
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Heath, Shirley Brice – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
By the second decade of the 21st century, mentally ill youth who committed suicide and sometimes killed others before they killed themselves received considerable attention in the media of the United States. In none of the accounts of these individuals did their literacy lives come up for consideration. This case study details the role of literacy…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Brain, Head Injuries, Self Destructive Behavior
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Peters, Megan Parker; Fain, Jeanne Gilliam; Duncan, Sarah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Many educator preparation programs desire to partner with P-12 and community groups. The authors showcase the development of a P-12 School-University-Family partnership. Partnership goals included literacy growth and interest among linguistically and culturally diverse P-12 learners while also providing a sustainable training ground for current…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy, Literacy Education
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. Although a wealth of data is routinely collected about children's reading skills as part of the AR tool, no information is collected on the "softer" reading outcomes, such as reading enjoyment and attitudes towards reading. The National Literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Reading Programs, Reading Skills
Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2014
While ebooks have been around for many years, recent rapid improvements in the versatility and affordability of e-readers and tablets, along with increased access to broadband internet, have lead to a dramatic rise in household ownership of these devices. Between 2012 and 2013, the proportion of children responding to the National Literacy Trust's…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Reading Motivation, Reading Skills, Surveys
Pope, S.; Galle, A. – National Literacy Trust, 2014
In 2012, Oxfordshire County Council commissioned the National Literacy Trust to deliver a two-year campaign, the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, to address falling Key Stage 1 literacy levels in the county's primary schools, which were amongst the worst in the country. The aims of the campaign were to increase the proportion of children reaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
Technology is playing an increasingly large role in children's reading, writing and daily lives. In the last year use of tablet computers by five to 15-year-olds has increased three-fold (14% to 42%) and 28% of three to four-year-olds use a tablet computer. However, little attention has been paid to the impact of new technologies on children's…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Spector, Karen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This commentary offers a critique of literacy pedagogy that focuses solely upon a best practices approach to teaching and learning and argues for a relational pedagogy that relies upon diffractive thinking, reading, and writing.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Castek, Jill; Coiro, Julie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This piece is framed by questions we are often asked when we talk about online reading assessments and instruction with teachers. We begin with some of the lessons we have learned in our own experiences with designing measures of online reading comprehension. Then we share our thoughts about key design considerations as well as some of the biggest…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Research, Electronic Publishing
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Eppley, Karen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Using sociologist C. Wright Mill's analogy of the trap, this piece invites readers to think about the Common Core State Standards beyond the classroom, outward toward its historical and political context. The traps describe the connection between larger social issues related to the implementation of the Common Core and changes at the classroom…
Descriptors: State Standards, Alignment (Education), Core Curriculum, Social Influences
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Musu-Gillette, Lauren E.; Barofsky, Meryl Y.; List, Alexandra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort of 1998 (ECLS-K, 98), a nationally representative sample of kindergarteners in the United States, we investigated the relationship between approaches to learning and spring reading achievement with particular emphasis on classroom and school-level differences. We employed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten, Correlation, Learning Strategies
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Omerbašic, Delila – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Situated in critical sociocultural theory of literacy with a particular focus on literacy in relation to space and displacement, this qualitative study considers how nine teenage girls who were resettled as refugees from Thailand engage in productions of translocality through multimodal literacy practices in digital spaces. The girls are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Refugees, Literacy Education
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Fortuna, Carolyn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This article considers how media sports culture is an apt space for digital media literacy instruction. Describing a senior year high school English course that requires students to deconstruct and compose with sports media texts, the author outlines how learning modules, analysis of curated collections of texts through heuristics, and mentor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Media Literacy, High School Seniors, English Instruction
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
Texts are a central part of reading. Yet our understandings of appropriate text features and distributions of text diets at different points in students' reading development are limited. The thesis of the essay is that, if the trajectory of struggling readers is to change, attention is needed to the features of texts and students' text diets,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Equal Education, Morphology (Languages), Phonology
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Boulhrir, Taoufik – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Twenty-first century education has undoubtedly witnessed changes of the definition of literacy to cope with the economic, social, and intellectual trends. Technological advances, which include skills of communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration have become key in education, especially when dealing with literacy and reading…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Reading Motivation, Intervention
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