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Chapman, James W.; Tunmer, William E. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Reviews a number of studies on the development of achievement-related self-system factors in relation to young children's reading acquisition. Shows that phonological processing ability and letter-naming knowledge at the outset of schooling not only predict subsequent reading performance but also academic self-concept and reading self-efficacy.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Reading Difficulties, Self Concept
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Miller, Samuel D. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Describes how most reading and writing assignments do not require the demonstration of sophisticated cognitive, social, or self-regulation skills. Describes an intervention study addressing this issue, in which students read and wrote complex prose, offered feedback to classmates, and monitored their learning progress. Focuses on how these new…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Intervention
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Guthrie, John T.; Davis, Marcia H. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Discusses the motivational and other aspects of struggling readers. Notes classroom practices that are barriers to struggling readers in many middle schools. Presents motivation theory as a basis of the authors' proposed engagement model of classroom practice. Proposes six aspects of teaching and classroom context that represent their model of…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Instructional Improvement, Middle Schools, Reading Difficulties
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Baker, Linda – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Informs practitioners working with struggling readers of the latest research on home influences on reading motivation. Provides research-based suggestions to teachers as to how they might enlist the assistance of parents in motivating struggling readers. Shows that supportive home environments foster motivation for reading, which leads to more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Discusses the Facts and Feelings Response Diary strategy for assisting middle school students in inclusive settings to connect both efferently and aesthetically with informational text. Notes that this activity stimulates students to focus their attention on important facts and details and to use their prior experiences, feelings, interests,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Reading, Inclusive Schools, Journal Writing
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Pajares, Frank – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Examines the contribution made by the self-efficacy component of A. Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory to the study of writing in academic settings. Demonstrates that students' confidence in their writing capabilities influence their writing motivation as well as various writing outcomes in school. Offers academic implications and strategies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Self Efficacy
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Schunk, Dale H. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Discusses theory, research, and applications relevant to one type of personal belief: perceived self-efficacy. Presents research evidence showing how social models, goal setting, and self-evaluation affect self-efficacy, motivation, and learning. Concludes with implications of the theory and research for educational practice. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Reading Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Walker, Barbara J. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Summarizes the major points about self-efficacy and proposes instructional responses teachers can employ to raise self-efficacy. Delineates various instructional procedures that can enhance self-efficacy increasing motivation and achievement. Suggests that by giving choice, teaching literacy strategies, creating self-evaluations and changing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Reading Instruction
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Polloway, Edward A.; Epstein, Michael H.; Bursuck, William D. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Considers how the movement toward inclusive classrooms has enhanced significantly disabled students' opportunities for increased social interaction with their peers and it coincidentally has brought with it learning and achievement challenges for students as well as for their teachers and parents. Finds that the concept of treatment acceptability…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Relationship
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Baker, Elizabeth A. (Betsy) – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Proposes an Evaluative Framework that is designed to help users determine whether software and web pages fit with their literacy goals. Notes that this Evaluative Framework takes a global approach by including various theoretical perspectives, stances toward integrating literacy and technology, aspects of literacy, and types of educational…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Literacy
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Dreher, Mariam Jean – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Argues that by improving students' access to information books, teachers can do a better job of helping struggling readers become skillful, motivated readers. Documents the overwhelming use of stories in what students are expected to read and write, discusses the importance of balancing reading instruction with information text, and provides…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Appreciation, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
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Linnenbrink, Elizabeth A.; Pintrich, Paul R. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Focuses on the role of self-efficacy in classroom engagement and learning. Defines terms and describes a general framework for conceptualizing efficacy, engagement, and learning. Discusses how self-efficacy is related to different aspects of engagement and learning. Concludes with suggestions for classroom practice. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Willis, Arlette Ingram – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2002
Addresses how some children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds bring their lived experiences and distinctive cultural ways of knowing to learning literacy. Describes the interplay among issues of race, class, gender, and power in creating and teaching literacy lessons in diverse settings during student teaching. Presents…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Ethnography
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Thorkildsen, Theresa A. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2002
Highlights ways students' learning and motivation can be supported. Makes the case that issues of accountability and efficiency need to be tempered with a more personal approach that supports student motivation in literacy contexts. Outlines successful methods of communication that minimize alienation from the reading and writing enterprise.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Development, Efficiency, Elementary Education
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Oldfather, Penny – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2002
Presents five themes constructed through a cross-case analysis and synthesis of research and theory based on six articles collected for a two-part mini-themed issue of this journal on learning from students about overcoming motivation problems in literacy learning. Examines what can be learned by looking at different studies that address issues of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Literacy, Student Attitudes
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