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Banks, Joy; Gibson, Simone – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Researchers have revisited the influence of African American English many times within extant scholarship over the past 4 decades. However, the resulting pedagogical developments within teacher training programs are inadequate. Through a survey of literature of relevant topics, this article provides a framework regarding training for preservice…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Black Dialects, African American Students
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Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed; Karim, Abdul; Mohamed, Abdul Rashid – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
With the advent of new research paradigms and the prevalence of diverse influential factors, the intriguing issue nowadays is to identify what actually determines English as a second language (ESL) learners' reading comprehension. This study examined gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and ethnicity as predictors of ESL learners' reading age and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Roser, Nancy L.; Mosley Wetzel, Melissa; Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Price-Dennis, Detra – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
This article reports on a collaborative inquiry into the use of a researcher-designed digital tool for the support of writing instruction in elementary classrooms. The digital tool in question is an online collection of original writing samples produced by elementary children that was conceptualized as a resource for coaching new writers using…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Writing Instruction, Student Writing Models, Elementary Education
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O'Byrne, W. Ian; Smith, Shane A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
This quasi-experimental, mixed model study explored the use of an instructional approach that provided direct instruction and experiences in multicultural education while empowering preservice teachers to examine their perspectives using a hybrid classroom format. The purpose of the study was to explore preservice teachers' attitudes and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Multiple Literacies, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Innovation
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Washburn, Erin K.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2014
For many striving readers in the early grades (Grades K-3), difficulty learning to read manifests at the word level. As a result, such readers are likely to need explicit instruction in the structure of the English language, also referred to as "basic language concepts" (i.e., concepts and skills related to phonology, phonics,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English Instruction
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Rogers, Rebecca – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2014
Literacy specialists and coaches are called upon for literacy leadership in schools and often wrestle with the tensions of implementing top-down reforms and making room for teacher- and student-led practices, such as critical literacy. Critical literacy education holds the promise of engaging learners to use literacy practices in ways that matter…
Descriptors: Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Critical Literacy, Literacy Education
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L'Allier, Susan K. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2013
This study examined how effectively candidates in an MSEd in literacy education with a focus on reading program used the results from the Basic Reading Inventory to develop key instructional recommendations. The results indicated that, overall, candidates made about two thirds of the key recommendations suggested by an expert in the area of…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Data, Decision Making, Reading Instruction
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Troia, Gary A.; Shankland, Rebecca K.; Wolbers, Kimberly A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
This article reviews research on motivation in the academic domain of writing situated within a social cognitive perspective. First we summarize major findings related to 4 theorized components of human motivation--self-efficacy beliefs or perceived competence, mastery and performance goal orientations, task interest and value, and attributions…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, Authors, Motivation, Writing Skills
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De La Paz, Susan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2007
This article reviews a specific body of writing intervention research, that of component analyses of cognitive strategy instruction. One rationale for examining the effects of individual components comes from meta-analyses, which indicate powerful intervention outcomes for complex strategies, though it is frequently unclear which component has the…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Educational Strategies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Self Management