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Simpson, Alyson – Literacy, 2017
Research reports teachers around the world currently face major challenges to their professional agency. They face numerous pressures from accountability measures operating in the highly politicised field of literacy education and standardised testing. At the same time international research encourages teachers to design rich assessment tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Educational Practices
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Kervin, Lisa; Mantei, Jessica – Literacy, 2016
This paper reports on the digital writing practices of a Grade Three primary school student as he used an iPad to plan, produce and share digital texts. The case study acknowledges that writing is undergoing a period of great change in many classrooms and works to show how a student author has interpreted and produced digital texts with new…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Practices, Handheld Devices, Grade 3
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Dix, Stephanie – Literacy, 2016
This article adds to the research on teachers' writing pedagogy. It reviews and challenges the research literature on scaffolding as an instructional practice and presents a more inclusive framework for analysis. As student participation and voice were absent from much of the literature, a participatory scaffolding framework was developed to…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Primary Education, Case Studies
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Chlapana, Elissavet – Literacy, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether systematic instruction of informational texts can enhance kindergarteners' cognitive involvement in text discussion and comprehension skills. The sample consisted of 15 children aged 5-6 years old in a kindergarten classroom located in a rural area in Rethymno, Crete. A four-phase…
Descriptors: Intervention, Kindergarten, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Martlew, Joan; Ellis, Sue; Stephen, Christine; Ellis, Jennifer – Literacy, 2010
This paper reports the experiences of 150 children and six primary teachers when active learning pedagogies were introduced into the first year of primary schools. Although active learning increased the amount of talk between children, those from socio-economically advantaged homes talked more than those from less advantaged homes. Also,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Child Language, Children, Economically Disadvantaged
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Concannon-Gibney, Tara; Murphy, Brian – Literacy, 2010
This article investigates issues surrounding the adoption of the "simple view" of reading. While this theory of the reading process has recently been espoused as the official view of early reading instruction in England, a recent Irish study, discussed in this article, indicated that this view of reading is also widespread among Irish…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Early Reading, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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Fisher, Annie – Literacy, 2008
With the introduction of the National Literacy Strategy, England's primary school teachers were asked to replace "listening to children read"--a practice deeply embedded in UK pedagogy--with guided reading, a practice focused on interpretive and critical comprehension rather than accuracy and fluency. This small-scale research project…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Lever-Chain, Judy – Literacy, 2008
This paper reports the first part of a 2-year longitudinal study, which examined the impact of age of entry to school on the reading development of 60 summer-born boys during Key Stage One. The sample was drawn from 18 schools in six Local Education Authorities operating different admissions policies. Thirty-one had attended nursery part-time,…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, School Districts, Males, Emergent Literacy
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Pahl, Kate – Literacy, 2007
This article argues that it is possible to look at children's texts in relation to the lens of literacy events and practices from the New Literacy Studies, and apply this perspective to an understanding of creativity. Teachers can then use the possibilities within a text to ask children different kinds of questions. Drawing on a 2-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Ethnography, Creativity
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Shenton, Arthur; Pagett, Linda – Literacy, 2007
In recent years, interactive white boards (IWBs) have been introduced into many primary classrooms in England. This enquiry examines the ways in which they are being used in the context of literacy teaching, in six primary classrooms in the south-west. Drawing on the perspectives of teachers and pupils, this report reflects on the impact of IWB…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Spencer, Ken – Literacy, 2006
The effect of irregular English orthography (spelling) on foundation literacy, and in particular on alphabetic decoding, is discussed within the context of the orthographic depth hypothesis. A method for circumventing the retarding effects of traditional English orthography, based on the support provided for Chinese pupils learning their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonics, Independent Study, Spelling
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Collins, Fiona M. – Literacy, 2005
This article explores the place of the class novel within the current primary curriculum. It begins with an overview of past and current thinking about reading aloud to older primary-age children. The discussion then moves on to describing research carried out with 43 primary postgraduate student teachers, which aimed to investigate the students'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Oral Reading, Graduate Students, Comprehension
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Merttens, Ruth; Robertson, Catherine – Literacy, 2005
This paper concerns an approach to raising literacy standards which is rather different from the prevailing orthodoxy the Rhyme and Ritual project. The project is run by the Hamilton Reading Project, which comprises a series of initiatives funded by the Hamilton Trust, an educational charity, and implemented in fifteen primary schools in a large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Rhyme, Expressive Language
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Pritchard, Alan; Cartwright, Victoria – Literacy, 2004
This article explores an issue of great current concern: how do we help primary aged children to engage with, and to benefit from, information from the Internet? The notion of "engagement" is considered in the context of constructivist learning theory. A short case study based on a small-scale research project in a primary school classroom in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary School Students
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Pearson, Caroline – Literacy, 2004
This article describes work undertaken with a class of Scottish Primary Six children (aged 10) that encouraged them to write humorous stories. It reflects on the impact of different teaching approaches, in particular exploring how teacher-led input combined with opportunities for peer talk might serve to influence children's writing. The aims were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Writing, Writing Improvement, Grade 6
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