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Robert A. Griffin; Diana Mindrila – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
This study investigated reading motivation among teachers in PK-12 schools. Teachers (N = 1,052) from across the U.S. completed the Adult Reading Motivation Scale. Researchers used exploratory structural equation modeling and found five factors, namely Importance of Reading (IR), Reading for Recognition (RR), Reading for Occupational Effectiveness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Reading, Reading Motivation
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Shea Kerkhoff; Jeffrey Carpenter; Qian Yang; Ying Dong – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
The purpose of this mixed methods, multi-year study was to explore aspects of a virtual international literacies project, the Global Read Aloud, that promoted students' multiple literacies. Guided by theories of critical, digital, and global literacies, we analyzed survey (N = 436) and interview (N = 21) data from K-12 literacy educators. Data…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Hannah Carter; Jadelyn Abbott – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher candidates' perceptions of their first experience teaching literacy. Using a case study design, this research spans two consecutive semesters and investigates 34 teacher candidates' reflections as they engaged in structured tutoring in a university-based literacy clinic. Qualitative analyses of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Tutoring, Literacy Education, Literacy
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Stephanie Grote-Garcia; Evan Ortlieb – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
The annual "What's Hot in Literacy" survey uncovers the current focal points within literacy education. A panel of twenty-five literacy leaders participated and engaged in interviews to identify the most and least emphasized literacy topics, as well as those deserving more attention. The findings for 2023 spotlight several topics…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Leaders, Books, Censorship
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Melody Zoch; Amy Vetter; Bev Faircloth; Pratigya Marhatta; Dominique McDaniel – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
Resettled youth often face many challenges while enrolled in schools, such as expectations to quickly assimilate and acquire English language and literacy skills or being positioned in deficit-oriented ways. In this article, we use qualitative methods to seek to understand how resettled youth positioned themselves as authors and use their writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Adolescents, Young Adults, Refugees
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Elena M. Venegas – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
Literature circles are a socially supportive context in which students can cultivate their reader identities. This is especially promising for students with lower reader self-efficacies. This qualitative multiple case study explored the positioning practices of four Grades 5-6 students with comparatively low reader self-efficacy. In literature…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Group Discussion, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes
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Brady L. Nash; Heather Dunham; Jessica Murdter-Atkinson; Melissa Mosley Wetzel – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
This article examines a culturally sustaining approach to learning about and enacting multimodal literacy instruction that was developed during a field-based reading methods course for elementary preservice teachers. Despite a large body of work exploring preservice teachers' learning about multimodal literacies, few studies have explored their…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Multiple Literacies, Literacy Education, Grade 2
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Ymkje E. Haverkamp; Ivar Bråten – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
This study used a correlational design and a path analytic approach to investigate direct and indirect relationships between strategic backtracking and integrated text understanding when undergraduates read a digital informational text on a tablet or a smartphone. In digital reading contexts, strategic backtracking involves that readers…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Handheld Devices, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies
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Murnan, Reagan; Parsons, Seth A.; Verbiest, Courtney – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
This review of research examines definitions of reading motivation, instruments for measuring reading motivation, reading motivation interventions and instructional designs, and student outcomes related to reading motivation. The population for this review was restricted to middle or high school students who: (a) have a qualifying disability in…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Intervention, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Laster, Barbara; Butler, Melinda; Waller, Rachael; Vasinda, Sheri; Hoch, Mary; Orellana, Pelusa; Rhodes, Joan; Deeney, Theresa; Scott, D. Beth; Gallagher, Tiffany; Cavendish, Leslie; Milby, Tammy; Rogers, Rebecca; Johnson, Tracy; Msengi, Shadrack; Dozier, Cheryl; Huggins, Shelly; Gurvitz, Debra – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
The resiliency of literacy clinics was tested during 2020-2021, as many pivoted from in-person (F2F) to online or 3-way remote learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. University-based literacy clinics advance teacher education, provide services to K-12 students who may need instructional support, and are a laboratory for research. The purpose…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Clinics, Administrators, Teachers
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Guo, Ying; Puranik, Cynthia; Xie, Yanli; Dinnesen, Megan Schneider; Breit, Allison – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
The purpose of this observational study was to examine the amount and type of writing instruction and practice in kindergarten classrooms. Participants included 78 kindergarten teachers from 34 elementary schools across three states in the US. Classroom teachers were videotaped three times (fall, winter, and spring) during the academic year. We…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Troyer, Margaret – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
Open discussion of text promotes students' reading achievement, yet classroom discussion is rare. The present study investigates whether teachers' knowledge for literacy teaching relates to their enactment of class discussion in the context of a high-quality literacy curriculum. Two sixth grade teachers (one who demonstrated high levels of…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 6
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Lesley, Mellinee; Higgins, Amy; Beach, Whitney; Stewart, Elizabeth; Keene, Johanna – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
Many high schools in the United States are contending with modest student writing achievement and looking for ways to enhance teachers' writing instruction. This is especially the case for schools deemed to be "underperforming" and struggling to reform writing pedagogy against an accumulation of teacher and leadership turnover, limited…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Grade 10, High School Teachers, Literacy
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Paige, David D.; Smith, Grant S.; Rupley, William H. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
Phonemic awareness is thought to be a causal factor predicting early reading acquisition while its influence diminishes as other reading skills develop. This is a descriptive study of 74, primarily African American, fifth- through eighth-grade students attending a small, inner-city school. The study sought to determine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Word Recognition, Reading Skills
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Sampson, Shannon O.; Perry, Kristen H.; Robershaw, Katherine – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2023
This study examined the impact of a professional development in culturally responsive practices on in-service teacher practices and student achievement in reading. Using a concurrent explanatory mixed method design that incorporated quasi-experimental analysis of implementation and achievement data alongside inductive analysis of interview data,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Competencies, Reading Achievement
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