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Harrison, Colin – Literacy, 2018
Pedagogic focus is shifting increasingly from teaching students to search the Internet efficiently to encouraging critical Internet literacy, but this paper argues that these more complex and subtle skills are both challenging to teach and difficult to identify. The paper presents an analysis of the discourse of triads of fifth graders undertaking…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Internet, Online Searching
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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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Nicholson, Deborah – Literacy, 2006
This paper documents an initiative in Continuing Professional Development, conceived and carried out by London's "Centre for Literacy in Primary Education" (CLPE). The intention was to improve the teaching and learning of writing in Years 5 and 6 of the primary school (9-11-year-olds), through working with challenging literature. This…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Writing Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Literature
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McDonald, Lorraine – Literacy, 2004
This article presents aspects of a research study into how a group of ten- and eleven-year-old students (in 5th Grade in Sydney, Australia) were apprenticed to view a literary text from critical reading positions. These ways of reading were an alternative to their more typical reader response interpretations of texts. The article contrasts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Classroom Communication, Reader Response