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Chamberlain, Liz – Literacy, 2019
This paper examines the nature of the out-of-school writing practices of three primary-aged children aged 9-10. In particular, it explores the writing these children chose to undertake at home including 'for school' writing, completed at home. The study's findings reveal the ways in which these three, developing young writers engage and interact…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing (Composition), Family Environment, Homework
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Edwards, Gillian; Jones, Jane – Literacy, 2018
Boys' attitude to writing is widely perceived as an issue in English primary and secondary schools. Prior research has identified a link between negative attitudes to writing and lower achievement and raised the issue of the stereotyping of boys as underachievers in literacy. The study reported here suggests that if we are to understand the…
Descriptors: Males, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement, Interviews
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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2018
This article examines data gathered in a broader study of a school-based reading challenge to children aged from 8 to 14 to read science information books, centred in their school or class library. A survey was conducted before they embarked on the reading challenge to establish the children's reading habits. After the period of time allotted to…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Recreational Reading, Science Materials, Reading Habits
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Lenters, Kimberly; Whitford, Alec – Literacy, 2018
In this article, we explore the idea that comedy, with its often unorthodox ways of looking at, experiencing, and responding to the world, offers untold possibility for classroom literacy instruction. The article focuses on the potential of Improv comedy as socio-materialist literacy in the classroom. It provides an account of Improv as a form of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comedy, Humor, Literacy Education
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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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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa – Literacy, 2017
This paper focuses on a Community of Writers creative writing project where 25 primary school pupils from lower socio-economic backgrounds took part in creative writing workshops over a 2-week period at a higher education institution. Using practitioner enquiry and discourse analysis, this paper views identity as participation in "figured…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Creative Writing, Communities of Practice
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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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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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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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Manison Shore, Laura – Literacy, 2015
In this paper, I consider the relationship between socio-economic background and the school experience of two groups of children. I seek to establish whether or not there are identifiable differences in the language of primary school children living in two demographically contrasting geographical areas and, if there are differences, how these…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Student Experience, Language Usage, Elementary School Students
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Hanke, Veronica – Literacy, 2014
Guided reading is widely perceived to be tricky in English primary schools; prior research has found difficulties with teacher interpretation and implementation. The study reported here suggests that to understand the problems associated with it we should also take into account pupils' perspectives on their guided reading lessons. In this case,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Student Attitudes
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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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Simpson, Alyson; Walsh, Maureen; Rowsell, Jennifer – Literacy, 2013
This paper reports a study that examines the integration of tablet technologies such as iPads into literacy lessons to investigate how reading and meaning-making occur within this digital medium. Specifically in this paper, we discuss the concept of reading paths as applied to physical and cognitive planes of meaning-making. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Literacy Education
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