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Pitcher, Brandy; Fang, Zhihui – Literacy, 2007
Over the past decade in the United States, levelled texts, or "little books" with finely graduated levelling of text difficulty, have regained their status as a literacy staple for beginning readers. Despite their resurgence, questions remain regarding the reliability and quality of these books. In this study, we conducted a detailed…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Reading Materials, Beginning Reading, Reader Text Relationship
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Fang, Zhihui; Fu, Danling; Lamme, Linda Leonard – Literacy, 2004
The article describes a longitudinal professional development project in rural Florida (USA) schools that supports the efforts of inservice teachers to make pedagogical transitions from total reliance on prepackaged commercial programmes to making informed decisions about curriculum and pedagogy autonomously. It demonstrates that in order to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Empowerment, Professional Development, Rural Areas