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Hempel-Jorgensen, Amelia; Cremin, Teresa; Harris, Diane; Chamberlain, Liz – Literacy, 2018
New research findings are presented in this paper, responding to a significant knowledge gap about the role of pedagogy in tackling persistent educational inequalities. The paper examines the potential of reading for pleasure (RfP) pedagogy to disrupt 'pedagogy of poverty' in low socio-economic (SES) schools and to enable children to reap the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Education, Recreational Reading
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Thompson Long, Bonnie; Hall, Tony; Hogan, Michael; Papastamatiou, Nikos – Literacy, 2018
This article describes the conceptualisation and development of a pedagogical framework to support the design of e-books for children to enhance literacy development. It emerged from research undertaken within the Q-Tales international consortium project of the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, where the aim was to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Technology
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Heydon, Rachel; McKee, Lori; O'Neill, Susan – Literacy, 2018
This exploratory case study examined the affordances of singing as a multimodal literacy practice within ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media produced in an intergenerational programme that served a class of kindergarten children and community elders. The programme that was set up by the study in collaboration with a rural school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Art Activities, Singing
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Griffith, Robin – Literacy, 2017
This study examines the types of in-the-moment teaching decisions 97 preservice teachers made while teaching reading and how their growing bodies of teacher knowledge influenced their abilities to think, know, feel and act like a teacher (Feiman-Nemser, 2008). Findings indicated that the teacher educator's use of "metacognitive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Metacognition, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Sigþórsson, Rúnar – Literacy, 2017
In the wake of a White Paper on Education Reform, published in 2014 by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the minister launched a national initiative to improve literacy education in Icelandic compulsory schools. The White Paper and the national initiative came as a reaction to the disappointing performance of 15-year-olds…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Coultas, Valerie – Literacy, 2016
This case study research is informed by Vygotsky's view that talk is essential to organise our thoughts and extend our thinking and that, as Barnes suggested, the teacher needs to use the social situation effectively in the classroom to promote talk for learning. This article focuses on pedagogy and teachers' understandings of how talk works in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Protocol Analysis
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Tan, Jennifer – Literacy, 2015
This paper presents an ethnographic study of the out of school literacy practices of children living in residential care in Malaysia. Although residential homes generate much publicity, especially during the festive seasons, not much is known about the children living within the confines of these homes. Even more lacking is research on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Literacy, Residential Care
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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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Williams, Jazz C. – Literacy, 2014
This article engages with recent policy on reading comprehension. It argues that the construct of inference has been treated as a single entity despite research and literature to the contrary, and this is perpetuated in the National Curriculum for 2014. It explores the limitations of conceptualising inference as a unitary construct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Bazalgette, Cary; Buckingham, David – Literacy, 2013
In recent years, literacy educators have increasingly recognised the importance of addressing a broader range of texts in the classroom. This article raises some critical concerns about a particular approach to this issue that has been widely promoted in recent years-- the concept of "multimodality". Multimodality theory offers a broadly…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Learning Theories, Multimedia Instruction
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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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Shanahan, Lynn E.; Roof, Lisa M. – Literacy, 2013
Research on implementing reading strategy instruction has primarily focused on teachers' verbal communication with limited attention to other semiotic resources such as gesture and artefacts. In this paper, we construct a "telling case" on the basis of how one primary teacher from the United States used speech, gesture and artefacts…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication
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Maine, Fiona – Literacy, 2013
This study considers reading comprehension as a dialogic transaction of making meaning from text. The concept of text and reading is taken to include the visual and multimodal as well as written forms. Case studies of children discussing texts are analysed to explore how children engage in inter-mental and intra-mental processes of reading,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Interpersonal Communication
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Arrow, Alison W.; Finch, Brian T. – Literacy, 2013
Multimedia literacy practices in the homes of young children are changing rapidly, but the use of them in the early years of education is moving slowly. This research was aimed to find out what teachers of 5-year-olds, in their first 6?months of compulsory schooling, think about the children's literacy practices at home, including the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Family Environment, Parents as Teachers, Young Children
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Yandell, John – Literacy, 2013
The novel, it has generally been assumed, was from its very beginnings a literary form designed to be read by solitary, silent individuals. One consequence of this assumption is that the class novel, read amid all the noise and sociality of the classroom, tends to be treated as a preparation for more authentic, private reading, or even as a poor…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novels, Reading, Role Playing
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