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Chambr̬, Susan J. РReading Horizons, 2023
Vocabulary development remains an active and robust research area, yet little is known about what students, particularly young students, think during vocabulary learning. A commonly held assumption is that young learners employ few, if any, cognitive and metacognitive strategies when engaged in literacy tasks. Conversely, decades of research…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Language Acquisition, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Adams, Brittany; Kaczmarczyk, Annemarie Bazzo – Reading Horizons, 2023
This article describes design-based research undertaken by two teacher educators to support elementary preservice teachers (PSTs) in integrating culturally responsive teaching practices with reading methods. The study described was motivated by calls for teacher preparation programs to be more intentional about supporting PSTs in synthesizing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Assignments, Teacher Education Programs
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Kerbs, Macie; Pule, Heather – Reading Horizons, 2023
Preservice teachers (PSTs) come to teacher education programs after many years as students in the K-12 school system--a system that is focused on standardized testing and inauthentic literacy practices. These experiences have shaped PSTs' personal literacy identities and their view of reading pedagogy, many times for the negative. In an effort to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Methods Courses
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Washburn, Erin K.; Pierce, Abby; Scott, Chyllis E.; Waters, Carly – Reading Horizons, 2023
Assessment of literacy learning has been a long-standing focus for future teachers in elementary education. Teacher educators use ongoing written reflection to promote learning before, during, and after coursework and field experiences. In this study, the researchers examined the effects of ongoing written reflection on two groups of novice…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Level, Beliefs, Skills
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Erica Barnes; Kimberly l. Anderson; Thea Yurkewecz – Reading Horizons, 2023
This study investigated how 15 kindergarten teachers from one school district implemented small-group Guided Reading (GR). Analysis of video recordings indicates substantial differences in how GR was conducted, with none of the teachers fully implementing GR as conceptualized by Fountas and Pinnell (2012). Consistency across teachers was limited…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction
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Jodi Pilgrim; Sheri Vasinda – Reading Horizons, 2023
Although much research exists on digital reading, confusion about literacy terminology persists. Inspired by a recent article in "Reading Research Quarterly," the authors explore a multifaceted heuristic of digital reading developed by Julie Coiro. The heuristic, which offers a way to systematically organize, label, and define complex…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Web Sites, Heuristics
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Poonam Arya; Kathryn L. Roberts – Reading Horizons, 2023
In this study, we examine the supportive and hindering factors that influenced 26 teachers' implementation of pedagogy learned through a research-based, resource-intensive literacy PD initiative (100+ hours). Through post-intervention interviews, we explore the space between learning and enactment of new practices for literacy teaching and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Economic Factors
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Tiffany L. Gallagher; Arlene Grierson; Catherine Susin – Reading Horizons, 2023
Although small-group guided reading is traditionally an elementary school instructional practice, this study details how high school English teachers perceived its implementation in high school classrooms. As part of a larger, multiyear research project, this 2-year study examined a dual-level coaching professional learning program that included…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Sotirovska, Vera; Vaughn, Margaret – Reading Horizons, 2022
This research examined preservice teachers' beliefs about critical literacy praxis in a rural teacher education program. Using qualitative methods, preservice teachers participated in interviews, reflective engagements, and picture book analysis. Thematic analysis was used to understand preservice teacher reflections on critical literacy,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Literacy, Praxis, Rural Education
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Crawford, Kathleen M.; Reidel, Michelle – Reading Horizons, 2022
In this document analysis, the authors explored if and how Miller's (2009) "The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child" served as a symbolic model of a reading teacher who teaches her students not just the technical aspects of reading, but also how to enjoy reading. Drawing on social learning theory, the authors…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beliefs, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Buelow, Stephanie – Reading Horizons, 2022
This study aims to grow the literature by examining the "how" of disciplinary literacies (DL) elementary mathematics instructional practices in teacher education, which is under-reported. Using qualitative case study methods, we examined how one cohort of elementary preservice teachers (PTs) enacted the DL instructional practices in…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Reichenberg, Jennifer Sharples – Reading Horizons, 2022
This case study of two fourth-grade teachers explored teachers' literacy instructional practices and perceptions of their professional agency during the hybrid synchronous teaching of the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of the challenges of hybrid synchronous instruction, these teachers combined their classes to co-teach 39 students. Analysis…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Expertise, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Darragh, Janine Julianna; Kelley, Jane E. – Reading Horizons, 2022
Researchers used content analysis to analyze 40 award-winning and "best of" children's picture books that portray refugees to answer the questions: How are refugees depicted in picture books? What messages are embedded in those depictions? Results show patterns and themes regarding depictions of trauma and violence in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Refugees
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Myers, Joy; Tracy, Kelly; Wall, Amanda; Smetana, Linda D.; Ikpeze, Chinwe H.; Kline, Sonia M.; Raskauskas, Jenn; Scales, Roya Q.; McQuitty, Vicki; Hickey, Pamela – Reading Horizons, 2022
A team of teacher education researchers conducted a qualitative study to explore how teacher candidates viewed the teacher's role in teaching students to write. Participants (N = 107) enrolled in writing-focused methods courses across four universities completed a reflective quick write near the end of the course. Since writing is a complex and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Writing Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Sergi, Katerina; Elder, Anastasia D.; Wei, Tianlan; Javorsky, Kristin; Xu, Jianzhong – Reading Horizons, 2022
The purpose of this study was to investigate metacognitive self-regulated learning (SRL) differences in computer- and paper-based reading assignments across elementary students. Students in two after-school programs in a southeastern U.S. public school district were recruited. The final sample consisted of 48 students in Grades 2--5 who…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Printed Materials
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