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Young, Chase; Mohr, Kathleen A. J. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Research indicates that literature circles are an authentic means for literacy development that students typically enjoy. To better understand the potential value and to add to the research base regarding literature circles, this study, involving 17 fourth graders, explores factors that may influence the quality of literature discussions,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Grade 4, Regression (Statistics), Elementary School Students
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Doubet, Kristina J.; Southall, Gena – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study examined the extent to which middle and high school English teachers integrate reading and writing instruction as complementary processes. Using qualitative research methods, researchers investigated the following: (a) Do middle and high school English teachers conceive of and enact the teaching of reading and writing as integrated…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Hall, Leigh A. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
The use of blogging as an instructional practice has the potential to reshape teacher education. The purpose of this year-long project was to examine how blogging worked to support inservice K through 12 literacy teachers' professional development. I found that the blogging that occurred in this study demonstrated that, without support, teachers…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Colwell, Jamie; Hutchison, Amy C. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study explored how 26 preservice secondary content teachers perceived their experiences participating in and developing a Twitter-based professional learning network focused on disciplinary literacy. Participants completed blog reflections and anonymous online surveys to reflect on their experiences, which served as data for this study. A…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Media, Student Journals
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Christ, Tanya; Chiu, Ming Ming; Rider, Stephanie; Kitson, Deborah; Hanser, Katherine; McConnell, Elizabeth; Dipzinski, Renae; Mayernik, Heather – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
We explore whether (a) teacher ratings of texts' cultural relevance along various dimensions differ from those of students, (b) these ratings reflect a single construct, and (c) ratings of specific dimensions are related to specific reading outcomes. Fifty African-American students were each administered two text protocols for a total of 100…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Cultural Relevance, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Brugar, Kristy A.; Roberts, Kathryn L.; Jiménez, Laura M.; Meyer, Carla K. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study explores the possibilities for learning content that might accompany the use of an historically accurate graphic novel as part of a language arts instructional unit. During a 6-day unit, 16 sixth grade students engaged in graphic novels in ways that support comprehension, both in the context of a graphic novel text set and a specific…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, History Instruction, United States History
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Di Domenico, Paula M.; Elish-Piper, Laurie; Manderino, Michael; L'Allier, Susan K. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study investigated how a high school literacy coach provided coaching to support teachers' understanding and implementation of disciplinary literacy instruction. With a focus on collaborations between the literacy coach and teachers in the disciplines of social studies, math, and English, this article presents three case studies that…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Coaching (Performance), Student Attitudes, Task Analysis
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Kucan, Linda; Palincsar, Annemarie Sullivan – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This investigation focuses on a tool used in a reading methods course to introduce reading specialist candidates to text analysis as a critical component of planning for text-based discussions. Unlike planning that focuses mainly on important text content or information, a text analysis approach focuses both on content and how that content is…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Planning, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Truax, Megan L. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
In recent years, many students have developed a fixed mindset as a result of the national focus on raising test scores. The present study aims to investigate the effects of teacher language and the inclusion of growth mindset feedback on the writing motivation of second and third grade students. The researcher used a mixed-methods,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Motivation, Writing (Composition), Mixed Methods Research
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Mesmer, Heidi Anne – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study examined the quality of books, the quality of read-alouds, and children's voluntary interactions with books in childcare centers serving low-income 3-year-olds (N = 30). Although a large percentage of centers had book areas, the features of book areas differed. The highest percentage of books was highly recommended and appropriate (39%)…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Comparative Analysis, Trend Analysis, Preschool Children
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Kern, Diane; Bean, Rita M.; Swan Dagen, Allison; DeVries, Beverly; Dodge, Autumn; Goatley, Virginia; Ippolito, Jacy; Perkins, J. Helen; Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Lead writers and co-chairs of the International Literacy Association's "Standards 2017" provide a hands on guide to using updated standards for the preparation of reading/literacy specialists. Authors share key changes in content, supporting explanations with updated references, and implications for program faculty, state policymakers,…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Literacy, Academic Standards, Guidelines
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Buelow, Stephanie; Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Au, Christopher – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how preservice teachers constructed meaning of the disciplinary literacies instructional practices in visual arts. Using social constructivism and social constructionism lenses, we combined directed content analysis and the writing process as analytical tools to understand our data. Five…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Qualitative Research
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Davis, Marcia H.; McPartland, James M.; Pryseski, Charlene; Kim, Elizabeth – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Although the use of literacy coaches is becoming more common, few research studies have shown positive effects of coaching on teacher practices and student achievement. In the current study, a cluster randomized design was used to evaluate usefulness of coaches for teachers of struggling high school students. High schools were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Adolescents, English Teachers, Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance)
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Dussling, Tess M. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
While the research on effective early reading interventions for English language learners is expanding, the majority of the research focuses on students whose native language is Spanish. This study investigated the effects of a supplemental reading program that builds phoneme awareness skills and emphasizes explicit instruction in the alphabetic…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Instructional Effectiveness, Supplementary Education, Reading Instruction
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Parsons, Allison Ward – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This paper describes findings from the first cohort of an ongoing longitudinal study investigating the impact of master's coursework and related coaching experiences on in-service teachers' coaching skill development leading to literacy specialist identity. The study follows literacy specialist candidates through coursework and into their first…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Coaching (Performance), Skill Development, Literacy Education
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