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Syverson, Peg – Literacy, 2008
This article refutes the common, persistent belief in literacy learning as a linear, sequential process best broken down into small steps that can be taught mechanically in order to produce timely, quantifiable "outcomes", regardless of the vast diversity among learners, teachers, institutions of learning, communities, cultures, media and…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Anthropology, Second Language Learning, Disabilities
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Kirby, John R.; Savage, Robert S. – Literacy, 2008
We review the Simple View of Reading (SVR) model and examine its nature, applicability and validity. We describe the SVR as an abstract framework for understanding the relationship between global linguistic comprehension and word-reading abilities in reading comprehension (RC). We argue that the SVR is neither a full theory of reading nor a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Decoding (Reading), Models
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Stuart, Morag; Stainthorp, Rhona; Snowling, Maggie – Literacy, 2008
The Rose Review into the teaching of early reading recommended that the conceptual framework incorporated into the National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching--the Searchlights model of reading and its development--should be replaced by the Simple View of Reading. In this paper, we demonstrate how these two frameworks relate to each other,…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Goswami, Usha – Literacy, 2008
Brain imaging offers a new technology for understanding the acquisition of reading by children. It can contribute novel evidence concerning the key mechanisms supporting reading, and the brain systems that are involved. The extensive neural architecture that develops to support efficient reading testifies to the complex developmental processes…
Descriptors: Neurology, Brain, Literacy, Reading
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Walsh, Maureen – Literacy, 2008
Debates continue in public and in educational policy forums about the "basics" of literacy while many have not recognised that these basics may never be the same again. Rapid changes in digital communication provide facilities for reading and writing to be combined with various and often quite complex aspects of music, photography and film. At the…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Literacy, Educational Policy, Multimedia Materials
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Williams, Sandra J. – Literacy, 2008
In this paper I discuss how taking a particular literary theory--the implied reader--serves to offer a focus for the teacher's initial reading of a text and provides a formative assessment tool. Iser's Implied Reader theory is discussed, after which a picture book, "Where the Forest Meets the Sea" by Jeannie Baker, is analysed from this…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Formative Evaluation, Reader Response, Childrens Literature
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Tucha, Oliver; Tucha, Lara; Lange, Klaus W. – Literacy, 2008
A recent review of handwriting research in "Literacy" concluded that current curricula of handwriting education focus too much on writing style and neatness and neglect the aspect of handwriting automaticity. This conclusion is supported by evidence in the field of graphonomic research, where a range of experiments have been used to investigate…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Literacy, Writing Skills
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Taylor, Nina – Literacy, 2008
This paper discusses the metaphors and discourses employed in the current Skills for Life Strategy in terms of the identity of potential adult literacy learners. It argues that metaphors and discourses are necessarily value laden and reflect the beliefs of those with authority to influence others. The current Strategy, it is argued, is based on a…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Figurative Language, Public Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Plester, Beverly; Wood, Clare; Bell, Victoria – Literacy, 2008
This paper reports on two studies which investigated the relationship between children's texting behaviour, their knowledge of text abbreviations and their school attainment in written language skills. In Study One, 11-12-year-old children provided information on their texting behaviour. They were also asked to translate a standard English…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Written Language, Telecommunications, Childrens Writing
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Tobin, Ruthanne; McInnes, Alison – Literacy, 2008
Although teachers are acutely aware of variance in students' literacy needs, many are unsure exactly how to support these needs in the dynamic classroom. This study reports on compelling evidence from Grade 2/3 classrooms in which teachers differentiated instruction in a variety of ways to benefit all students. In particular, teachers provided…
Descriptors: Literacy, Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Individual Instruction
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Honan, Eileen – Literacy, 2008
In many accounts of school literacy teaching and learning, there are claims that young people's familiarity with digital texts (ICTs) could provide teachers with opportunities to plan exciting and innovative activities. It would seem, however, that despite intensive research and exemplary practices over the last 20 years, the infiltration of ICTs…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Instruction
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Tafa, Eufimia – Literacy, 2008
The aim of this study was to examine whether the current literacy programmes in European Union kindergarten curricula support and enhance young children's reading and writing development. This study investigated whether the kindergarten curricula of 10 European countries: Britain, Belgium, France, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Comparative Education
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Kendall, Alex – Literacy, 2008
In this paper I will argue that while young adult readers may often be represented through "othering" discourses that see them as "passive," "uncritical" consumers of "low-brow," "throw-away" texts, the realities of their reading lives are in fact more subtle, complex and dynamic. The paper…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Habits, Adult Education, Young Adults
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Graham, Lynda – Literacy, 2008
In this article I consider the digital lives of a number of young teachers. Some are confident, competent movers in digital worlds, some are not. I wonder why, and look back at the teachers' digital histories to see whether ways in which they learned about digital worlds affects their lives now. I identify three different routes to learning about…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education
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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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