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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Literacy, 2016
Notwithstanding the complex and dynamic nature of teaching and learning in schools, over four decades of research findings have consistently revealed a correlation between teacher expectations and student achievement. Focusing on teacher expectations for the narrative structures created by young children, this article features a discussion of data…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Literacy, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Literacy, 2012
Colour, a visual element of art and design, is a semiotic mode that is used strategically by sign-makers to communicate meaning. Understanding the meaning-making potential of colour can enhance students' understanding, appreciation, interpretation and composition of multimodal texts. This article features a case study of Anya, an 11-year-old…
Descriptors: Novels, Picture Books, Semiotics, Case Studies
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Literacy, 2007
Research has revealed how students draw upon other texts when writing their own texts. This article explores how the writing of Alyssa, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student, was influenced by her engagement with literature with Radical Change characteristics, as well as by her knowledge of and experience with other texts. Dresang's Radical Change…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Language Arts, Research Methodology, Social Sciences