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DeIaco, Robyn; Samuelson, Courtney; Grifenhagen, Jill; Davis, Dennis S.; Kosanovich, Marcia – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
This thematic analysis utilizes teacher insights from their experiences in an online professional development (PD) course on early reading instruction to determine course design features educators perceive as being beneficial and questions and concerns educators raised during the course. We analyzed discussion forum contributions and course…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Invented Spelling
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Schmitt, H. A.; Witmer, S. E.; Rowe, S. S. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
Reading comprehension instruction may be critical for students to learn from social studies text, particularly for students who are not yet proficient in reading. Understanding factors that correspond to high levels of student engagement during text-based social studies instruction appears particularly important. Data were collected from 50…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Readability, Social Studies
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Savitz, Rachelle S.; Allen, Abigail A.; Brown, Christy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
Despite the need for Response to Intervention (RTI) in secondary grades, research is scant with most studies exploring state-level policy guidance and RTI implementation surveys in classrooms. Additionally, state and federal policy has generally been vague regarding specific information for RTI implementation in literacy. Our national survey…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Literacy Education, Program Implementation, Secondary School Teachers
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Ergül, Cevriye; Bahap Kudret, Zeynep; Ökcün-Akçamus, Meral Ç.; Akoglu, Gözde; Demir, Ergül; Kiliç Tülü, Burcu – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the power of phonological awareness and rapid naming longitudinally in predicting reading achievement in a highly transparent orthography, Turkish. Children were followed in kindergarten and first grade and assessed at four time points. While phonological awareness and rapid naming skills of children were…
Descriptors: Naming, Phonological Awareness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
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Cassidy, Jack; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie; Ortlieb, Evan – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
Literacy topics fluctuate each year in how much attention they receive in research and practice. The "What's Hot in Literacy" annual survey asks twenty-five leading experts what literacy topics are currently receiving attention, or are hot, as well as which topics should be hot in the field. The results of these interviews are tallied to…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Literacy, Technological Literacy, Dyslexia
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Moody, Stephanie M.; Matthews, Sharon D.; Eslami, Zohreh R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
Translanguaging has recently been promoted as a socially just and academically beneficial way to teach English language learners, however, there is an absence of research on the compelling ways bilingual families in the United States flexibly apply their entire linguistic repertoire when reading, particularly within shared readings. The present…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Elementary School Students, Vocabulary Development
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Hoff, Meagan A.; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
Insights revealed about strengths in navigational strategies yielded from a larger study on refugee-background college students prompted an examination of the same phenomena from the perspective of a high school refugee on her path to college. Htun, a high school senior and Karen refugee, faced repeated exclusion, resulting in her feeling silenced…
Descriptors: Refugees, High School Students, College Bound Students, Interpersonal Relationship
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Korat, Ofra; Mahamid, Nareman; Hassunah Arafat, Safieh; Altman, Carmit – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
Learning words in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and story retelling was tested using an e-book with dictionary. One hundred and sixty-three Arabic-speaking kindergartners were randomly divided into 5 groups. The experimental groups read the e-book with a dictionary: (1) with a dynamic illustration and a request to vocalize the word; (2) with a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Story Telling, Semitic Languages, Electronic Publishing
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Polleck, Jody N.; Spence, Tashema; Rapatalo, Shanita; Yarwood, Jordan – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
This article provides an overview of a summer professional development (PD) for teachers working within an urban alternative educational school district. Engaging with a lab classroom with intensive coaching support, teacher participants observed and participated in 20 days of literacy instruction that centered culturally responsive-sustaining…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Summer Programs, Urban Schools
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Kaye, Elizabeth L.; Lozada, Victor; Briggs, Connie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
This article reports on a study designed to determine if the lowest achieving first-grade students who were identified by their school districts as at-risk for dyslexia can be distinguished from students who have initial reading and writing difficulties but did not present dyslexia characteristics. Thirty-six first-grade students from two…
Descriptors: Identification, Early Intervention, Disability Identification, Students with Disabilities
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Si, Qi; Hodges, Tracey S.; Coleman, Julianne M. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
In recent years, there has been growing interest in multimodal literacies used in various teaching and learning contexts, especially in K-12 classrooms. To develop multiple abilities of students, K-12 teachers tend to utilize both print-based and digital texts to facilitate instructional practices in class. However, there are few syntheses of the…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Kirkby, Jane; Carabott, Kelly; Wilson, Sue; Rafi, Haleh; White, Pennie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
This paper looks at students' motivation and engagement in the context of the "Read Like a Demon (RLAD)" project across a two-year period, in Melbourne, Victoria. This "RLAD" project was shaped over several years and targeted to students aged between 8 and 11 years. It utilized innovative reading experiences, including the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Programs, Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students
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McGrath, Kathleen – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
The article describes a field experience that unexpectedly shifted online, in response to the global pandemic and national shut down, mid-way through the spring 2020 semester. First, the course and its embedded fieldwork is situated within the body of theoretical work that frames the traditional, f2f delivery. Then, the literature on teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Online Courses, COVID-19
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Hawkins, Lisa K.; Martin, Nicole M.; Bottomley, Diane; Shanahan, Brendan; Cooper, Jennifer – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
This mixed methods study sought to extend what is known about preservice teachers' [PSTs'] enactment of the core practice of reading and responding to students' writing by examining their reading of elementary students' writing at the start and end of writing-focused methods coursework. PSTs' reading of students' writing involves analysis of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Needs, Childrens Writing
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Youngs, Suzette; Kyser, Chris – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2021
This article draws on research with elementary preservice teachers (PSTs) in a children's literature course focused on understanding and appreciating picturebooks as esthetic objects through multimodal analysis and multimodal response. PSTs received explicit instruction on picturebook and visual design elements then designed digital/multimodal…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes
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