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Padua, Jennifer F. M. – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2011
The Effective Instructional Strategies Series is a collection of six booklets based on the components used in Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD), a principles-based professional development program consisting of research-based teaching and learning strategies proven to help improve students' reading…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
Padua, Jennifer F. M. – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2011
The Effective Instructional Strategies Series is a collection of six booklets based on the components used in Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD), a principles-based professional development program consisting of research-based teaching and learning strategies proven to help improve students' reading…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Faculty Development
Hanson, Susan; Padua, Jennifer F. M. – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2011
The Effective Instructional Strategies Series is a collection of six booklets based on the components used in Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD), a principles-based professional development program consisting of research-based teaching and learning strategies proven to help improve students' reading…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Vocabulary Development
Look, Sharon M. – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2011
The Effective Instructional Strategies Series is a collection of six booklets based on the components used in Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD), a principles-based professional development program consisting of research-based teaching and learning strategies proven to help improve students' reading…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Hanson, Susan; Padua, Jennifer F. M. – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2011
The Effective Instructional Strategies Series is a collection of six booklets based on the components used in Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD), a principles-based professional development program consisting of research-based teaching and learning strategies proven to help improve students' reading…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, Layout (Publications), Reading Instruction
Heine, Hilda – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2006
The relationship between good teaching and student achievement elevates the importance of teacher quality in the eyes of parents, educators, and policymakers. While some teachers may have a special gift to help students learn, good teaching encompasses critical elements, such as knowledge of the learning process, child development, teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Governing Boards, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Dumas, Paul – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2006
In the U.S.-affiliated Pacific, the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) are responsible for assisting State educational agencies (SEAs) in the development of planning and accountability systems to meet the requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB) requirements and…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Instructional Materials, Accountability, Educational Policy
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005
"A Focus on Professional Development" is the fourth in the Research-Based Practices in Early Reading Series published by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). Because reading proficiency is fundamental to student achievement across all subjects and grades, the preparation of the teachers…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, Faculty Development
Chesswas, Roger; Keir, Scott S.; Leung, Eunice; Terada, Wayne – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005
The Pacific Communities with High-performance in Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD) Professional Development Model research project was initiated in response to an overwhelming need in PREL's Pacific service region for improvement of teachers' knowledge and instructional practices in early reading. This report examines the question of the…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Program Evaluation
Phillips, Lori – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005
This paper describes how the visual environment--what we see when we look--can be used to develop both visual and verbal literacy, including aesthetic appreciation, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Descriptors: Visual Environment, Literacy, Skill Development, Vocabulary Development
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005
Rita is a Pacific island grade 2 teacher in a local village school. She has established a 90-minute daily literacy block in which she focuses on literacy-related activities. As she sits with her students during the literacy block, she realizes some of them are having difficulty comprehending text, and many are unable to retell the stories…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Language Acquisition, Emergent Literacy, Reading Comprehension
Noto, Lee – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005
This illustrated children's story accompanies "Exploring Comprehension through Retelling: A Teacher's Story", part of the Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series (ED490189). It describes a baby turtle's adventures on his journey to the ocean.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Zoology, Emergent Literacy
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning PREL, 2005
A major goal of reading comprehension instruction is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies they must possess to become proficient and independent readers. However, although decades of research have revealed a great deal of information about how readers get meaning from what they read and about the kinds of explicit…
Descriptors: Observation, Classrooms, Reading Comprehension
Low, Marylin; Penland, Destin; Heine, Hilda – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005
This paper uses a sociohistorical lens to examine complex issues surrounding language-in-education policy in Micronesia. It is motivated by the realization that language policy and practice in this region, like many other parts of the world significantly impacted by outside contact, rarely align. This is especially evident in contexts where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, English (Second Language)
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning PREL, 2004
Perhaps more than at any other time in Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, (PREL's) history, 2003 was a year of change, renewal, and innovation. There was a change in leadership, a move to new headquarters, and a commitment to seek new opportunities. Throughout these transitions, PREL's staff and Strategic Plan provided a strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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