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Nicholas, Maria; Rouse, Elizabeth – Literacy, 2021
Learning to read is a process that begins well before children commence formal schooling and well before children learn to decode print. Children's early reading skills are, first and foremost, foundationally contingent upon children's oral language and phonological awareness proficiencies -- skills that can be mapped across a continuum of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Preschool Children
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Literacy, 2021
This article investigates whole-class discussions of literature in the English classroom and the pragmatics of teacher interpretation in and through the voices of characters. In particular, it focuses on the whole-class oral reading and discussion of the Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire in an ethnically and linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Classroom Communication, Language Usage, Dialects
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Literacy, 2021
The current study presents results from students' engagement of composing print essays and composing across modes on the same topic. It builds on the premise that print-based reading and writing should complement and coexist with multimodal pedagogy. A group of Taiwanese adolescent students were invited to complete one print essay and one…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies
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Taylor, Lucy; Clarke, Paula – Literacy, 2021
The extent to which children's reading experiences influence their writing production is not well understood. It is imperative that the connections between these literacy practices are elucidated in order to inform the development of stimulating curricula and to support children's development. This paper presents new data and key findings from a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Recreational Reading, Writing (Composition), Reading Writing Relationship
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Jusslin, Sofia; Höglund, Heidi – Literacy, 2021
This study investigates the use of dance and visual arts in poetry education by systematically reviewing peer-reviewed articles published on the topic from 2000 to 2019. The review focuses on empirical results in studies concerned with using dance and visual arts in poetry education and implications for poetry pedagogy in research and practice.…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts, Dance
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Wessel-Powell, Christy; Panos, Alexandra; Weir, Regina – Literacy, 2021
School inequity is a persistent and 'wicked' problem communities have a responsibility to solve. Here, we argue that critical literacy advocacy within community-based settings provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine and disrupt school inequity and promote sustainable actions towards justice-based solutions. This article connects critical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Critical Literacy, Advocacy, Social Justice
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Lim, Fei Victor; Weninger, Csilla; Nguyen, Thi Thu Ha – Literacy, 2021
Multiliteracies has been incorporated in the curriculum of many education systems around the world. Beyond the broadening of focus in literacy to include multimodal meaning-making, multiliteracies pedagogies are also associated with certain pedagogical shifts, such as a focus on bridging the students' out-of-school literacy practices with what and…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Social Media
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Parisi-Moreno, Verónica; Llonch-Molina, Nayra; Selfa, Moisés – Literacy, 2021
Instruction with primary sources promotes learner engagement and behavioural objectives. The school museum is a suitable resource for information literacy instruction in early childhood education. In this paper, we question conventional information literacy instruction. Drawing on a review of the scientific literature on information literacy and a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Primary Sources
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Healey, Brett; Gardner, Paul – Literacy, 2021
This paper synthesises aspects of functional grammar and cognitive stylistics to posit a theoretical approach to the teaching of the grammar of narrative writing to upper primary and lower secondary students. It is argued the development of students' metalinguistic understanding is essential if they are to make informed language choices as they…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Writing (Composition), Grammar
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Rice, Mary F.; Stevens, Mark – Literacy, 2021
Adolescents need help locating and evaluating information about immigration that reflects a panoply of views -- particularly views that have been ignored in traditional texts. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into adolescents' engagement with online texts on the topic of immigration and associated concepts as they worked to develop…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigration, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Activities
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Medina, Carmen Liliana; Perry, Mia; Lee, Bridget Kiger; Deliman, Amanda – Literacy, 2021
This article explores the intersections of drama and reading, specifically focusing on approaches that are situated within "drama in education." Supported with a retrospective analysis, this article portrays the research, related practice and possible futures in drama education in relation to literacy and in particular to reading fiction…
Descriptors: Drama, Reading, Art Education, Literacy
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Vanden Dool, Carly; Simpson, Alyson – Literacy, 2021
Research indicates a powerful correlation between students' reading enjoyment, motivation and achievement. This Australian case study investigates how reading for pleasure (RfP) approaches are demonstrated in the teaching of reading in a Stage 1 (6-year-old to 7-year-old students) classroom. The methodology was designed to mirror aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recreational Reading, Early Childhood Education, Reading Instruction
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Merga, Margaret K. – Literacy, 2020
While qualified school librarians can have a positive influence on children's literacy attainment, very little consideration is given to the educative role of librarians in schools. Lack of attention on these librarians' educative capacity may be due to a devaluing of the educational contribution of school librarians, and it can be argued that…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Literacy Education, Librarians, Literature
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Hayden, Emily; Baird, Michelle Eades; Singh, Anupma – Literacy, 2020
This research explored the practices of one science teacher, expert in her field, as she worked to enact science discourse that incorporated language in naturalistic and rigorous ways. Difficulties in mastering the language of science contribute to troubling and persistent achievement gaps across demographic and gender groups. Science learning is…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Language Usage, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hendry, Helen – Literacy, 2020
Education policy in England requires student teachers to demonstrate effective teaching of early reading, including systematic synthetic phonics, in order to qualify to teach. Although there is a range of literature about initial teacher education, little is documented about how pre-service or 'student' teachers develop specific knowledge and…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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