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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2017
The monitoring of meaning and the correction of miscues that fail to make sense are a hallmark of a proficient reader. Much of the research, however, has focused on the reading of fictional, narrative texts. In contrast, this research examines the monitoring and response behaviours of 35 proficient fourth grade readers (nine and 10¬†years of age)…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Miscue Analysis, Reading Rate
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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Literacy, 2016
Educational standards documents worldwide include reading and writing of evidence-based argument as a major focus. In order to help students craft arguments that will be considered seriously by those with the power to make changes that affect them, educators need to cultivate within students their sociological imagination--that is, an…
Descriptors: Sociology, Imagination, Academic Standards, Evidence Based Practice
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Lysaker, Judith; Sedberry, Tiffany – Literacy, 2015
In racially and culturally homogeneous school settings, opportunities for children to interact with those who are unlike themselves are not always available. Picture book retellings provide contexts within which students are exposed to racial and cultural differences by allowing them to engage in vicarious events with people they might not…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Racial Differences, Cultural Differences, Grade 4
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2015
This research examines the characteristics of reader understandings that vary from those stated in the text. Eighty-seven fourth graders orally read complex academic literary and scientific texts, followed by probed retellings. Retold ideas not directly supported by, or reflective of, the texts were identified. These differing understandings…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Individual Differences, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Brenna, Beverley – Literacy, 2013
This qualitative case study explored the relationship between comprehension strategies and graphic novels in one Grade 4 classroom, utilising children as informants. The primary research questions related to children's applications of metacognitive reading comprehension strategies as well as the potential for graphic novels to support the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
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Lenters, Kimberly; McTavish, Marianne – Literacy, 2013
This paper examines the use of student planners (agendas) with elementary school students. It asks how teachers, students and parents in two classrooms engage in the literacy practice of using student planners. A literacy object originally introduced to manage schoolwork in and out of school for students with learning difficulties, planners are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Planning, Literacy Education, Diaries
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2011
This research examines the nature of comprehended meanings that do not match those of the author. These meanings were generated by two groups of fourth graders after reading a narrative or expository text. Readers read their respective texts aloud, followed by a recall and probes. Reading behaviours were examined to establish that processing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Profiles, Grade 4, Reading