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Braid, Christine; Finch, Brian – Literacy, 2015
This article describes part of a study that explored the responses of nine- and ten-year-old children during a picture book read aloud in a small group setting in a New Zealand classroom. The read aloud was interactive, where the participants were encouraged to respond to the book and to each other throughout the session. The authors created a…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Oral Reading, Small Group Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Wiltse, Lynne – Literacy, 2015
In this paper, I report on a school-university collaborative research project that investigated which practices and knowledges of Canadian Aboriginal students not acknowledged in school may provide these students with access to school literacy practices. The study, which took place in a small city in Western Canada, examined ways to merge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Research Projects, Indigenous Populations
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Skaar, Håvard – Literacy, 2015
In recent years, plagiarism has been on the increase across the Western world. This article identifies Internet access as a contributory cause of this trend and addresses the implications of readily available Internet sources for the teaching and assessment of writing in schools. The basis for the article is a previous study showing a wide…
Descriptors: Internet, Plagiarism, Ethics, Cheating
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Duncan, Sam – Literacy, 2015
This paper analyses initial findings of a qualitative pilot study of the reading-aloud practices of 17 adults in the London Borough of Lewisham. Although the dominant contemporary image of reading is that of a silent activity and within literacy provision it is frequently assumed that reading aloud is not a "natural" "real…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Pilot Projects, Oral Reading, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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Adoniou, Misty – Literacy, 2014
This article describes essential teacher knowledge for teaching spelling, along with a description of how this knowledge may convert to effective classroom pedagogy. The article is the result of a study of 14 beginning teachers who were participants in a broader study of their experience of teaching literacy in the first year in the classroom…
Descriptors: Spelling, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Beginning Teachers
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Pillinger, Claire; Wood, Clare – Literacy, 2014
Previous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of shared reading (SR) and dialogic reading (DR) on young children's language and literacy development. This exploratory study compared the relative impact of parental DR and shared reading interventions on 4-year-old children's early literacy skills and parental attitudes to reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Reading Improvement
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Comber, Barbara – Literacy, 2014
This paper draws upon several decades of literacy research in schools in high-poverty environments to explore what matters in young people's education. In dialogue with themes from Kevin Marjoribanks' work, such as student aspirations, family environments and teacher expectations, key insights are summarised. Referring to longitudinal…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Poverty, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Hardstaff, Sarah – Literacy, 2014
This study explores the responses of Abby, a young person with autism, to David Macaulay's 1990 picturebook "Black and White." Although both picturebook researchers and autism practitioners focus on the importance of encouraging empathetic responses to fictional characters, I build on Louise Collins' argument that…
Descriptors: Empathy, Fiction, Picture Books, Autism
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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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Schwartz, Lisa H. – Literacy, 2014
This article addresses several challenges faced by educators and students in English classrooms in the US-Mexico borderlands region that will resonate with educators more broadly. I present how Ms Smith, the predominately Latino students in her high school writing class and I moved beyond what Ms Smith called the "tyranny of the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Standardized Tests
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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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Erricker, Katherine – Literacy, 2014
This article explores and compares the impact of studying a challenging literary text at GCSE on pupils with and without learning difficulties. It is based on the findings of a qualitative classroom-based research project that analysed taped pupil conversations to measure the resilience of the response of secondary school students to reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Comparative Analysis
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Warrington, Molly J.; George, Patricia – Literacy, 2014
Reading for pleasure is essential in the development of literacy. This paper reports on findings from a paired reading strategy introduced into primary schools in Antigua and Barbuda in order to foster children's pleasure in reading. This programme of cross-age peer tutoring intervention began with the training of teachers in a small group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs
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