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Lemley, Stephanie M.; Hart, Steven M.; King, James R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
We examined how infusing an inquiry-based Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) into a graduate literacy education class influenced elementary teachers' knowledge about disciplinary literacies and how this knowledge influenced their instructional practices. Through the DLP, teachers in this study developed an awareness of the nuances of the literate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy, Graduate Study, Knowledge Level
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Aljanahi, Mona Humaid – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This article follows the development of three then-adolescent male Emirati high schoolers and their literacy journeys through their engagement in various on- and offline affinity spaces. Their stories illustrate how Emirati youth assume identities and manipulate pop culture within these spaces. Underpinned by conceptualization of affinity spaces,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Self Concept, High School Students, Popular Culture
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Christ, Tanya; Arya, Poonam; Liu, Yu – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study used open coding to analyze 662 idea-units that 44 preservice teachers expressed about successes and challenges related to technology integration in literacy lessons in a reading methods class. Data sources included reading responses, self-reflections on videos of their lessons, and Collaborative Peer Video Analysis. Eleven categories…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technology Integration, Literacy Education
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Cassidy, Jack; Ortlieb, Evan; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
The following article explores the "hot topics" in literacy for 2018, keeping the tradition of the "What's hot in literacy" survey that was first published in 1997. Expert panelists from around the globe provided insight into current trends and issues in the field of literacy, resulting in digital and disciplinary literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Anderson, Kimberly L.; Atkinson, Terry S.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A.; O'Brien, Kevin – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This article presents findings from the first year of a multiyear investigation of the implementation of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) book distribution program as part of one community's long-term initiative to improve early literacy skills. The authors describe (a) the study's logic model and associated theory of change, (b)…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study examines how emergent bilinguals seek help in language arts and how peers respond to their requests for help. Using 6 months of naturally occurring student talk in a U.S. fourth grade classroom, this article shows that (a) emergent bilinguals more frequently use general requests than specific requests to obtain help, (b) only 41% of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Language Arts, Help Seeking, Peer Relationship
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Scales, Roya Q.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Myers, Joy; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Ikpeze, Chinwe; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Sanders, Jenn – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
In response to the dearth of research on K to 6 teacher preparation for teaching writing, we investigated writing methods course instructors' course assignments. Participants' courses met the following criteria: (a) Courses taken by undergraduate elementary teacher candidates; (b) Writing methods courses; (c) Use of exemplary writing instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Assignments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
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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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