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Cherner, Todd S.; Gurjar, Nandita – Reading Horizons, 2021
Children's literature has historically been rife with implicit biases and underlying themes, and few scholars have investigated the impact technology has had on those elements appearing in children's literature. In response, this study used a content analysis methodology to evaluate 38 storybook applications (apps) for containing implicit biases…
Descriptors: Literary Devices, Story Reading, Computer Oriented Programs, Childrens Literature
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Watson, Sandra W.; Baker, Sheila F. – Reading Horizons, 2021
In this study, science trade books from the libraries of 10 elementary schools across the United States were evaluated using a science trade book evaluation rubric for their overall quality pertaining to science content, literacy, and critical literacy criteria. Findings indicate that 62% of the books met the overall science content criterion, 99%…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Library Materials, Content Analysis
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Killian, Melissa R.; Chitiyo, George; Kolodziej, Nancy J.; Akenson, Ashley – Reading Horizons, 2021
Adults have similar literacy habits as children, such as reading to gain knowledge or for enjoyment. However, when workplace literacy skills are considered, these practices are not always book related and usually involve informal communication such as collaboration between workers. This study used data from the 2012 Program for the International…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Job Skills, Information Literacy
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Hilaski, Danielle M.; Maxwell, Nicole; Jones, Jennie – Reading Horizons, 2021
Teacher candidates (TCs) often feel underprepared for their first teaching positions. Teacher education programs are, at least partially, responsible for the level of readiness of their graduating TCs. Fortunately, teacher educators have the capacity to positively change teacher education, creating a more effective, better prepared teaching force.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reading Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Robinson, Ariel – Reading Horizons, 2021
Relatively little is known about preschool teachers' read-aloud techniques with informational picture books. The purpose of this investigation was to identify similarities and differences between preschool teachers' read-aloud techniques with fictional stories, which are commonly read in preschool, and informational texts. Instrumental case study…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others
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Kardane, Deborah – Reading Horizons, 2021
This case study focused on the design and implementation of a third-grade vocabulary-enhanced reading intervention for below grade-level readers. The activities aimed to simultaneously engage students in tending to phonological, orthographic, syntactical, and semantic elements of new vocabulary words while also taking into account the vital role…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning, Intervention
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Bergeson, Kristi Tamte; Beschorner, Beth – Reading Horizons, 2021
Preservice teachers (PSTs) often feel unprepared to utilize digital tools in meaningful ways that support learning in the elementary classroom. It is imperative that teacher preparation programs provide support in this area so that children can learn to use digital tools to communicate in the 21st century. Previous research suggests that the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Technology Integration
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Popp, Jacquelynn S.; Di Domenico, Paula; Makhlouf, Joanna – Reading Horizons, 2021
Because close reading and critical analysis of multiple sources is central to social studies, understanding teachers' perspectives about productive textual engagement is imperative. This comparative study explored twelve 5th through 11th-grade social studies teachers' perspectives about supporting students' textual engagement via think-aloud…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Social Studies
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Dole, Janice A.; Nelson, Elizabeth Thackeray; Pahnke, Adrienne Lowe; Rush, Elisabeth Dibble – Reading Horizons, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate upper elementary (Grades 4-6) and middle school (Grades 6-8) teachers' views of grammar and its instruction and to determine differences in their views about grammar, its instruction, and its importance to writing proficiency. Participants in this online study were 196 practicing teachers in eight…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grammar
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Arya, Poonam; Christ, Tanya; Chiu, Ming Ming – Reading Horizons, 2021
This study evaluated the similarities and differences in 50 preservice teachers' (PTs') literacy pedagogy learning outcomes when they engaged in video-based discussions that were both face-to-face (F2F) synchronous and online asynchronous. Across PTs' response sheets, 396 idea units were collected and coded to identify their reports of learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education, Video Technology
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Kuehl, Rachelle – Reading Horizons, 2021
Immersion in fiction narratives like Alan Gratz's (2017) "Refugee" can help students recognize and acknowledge our common humanity when discussed in a dialogic classroom using a critical literacy pedagogy. Following the literature on using novel discussions to help students understand pressing societal issues (e.g., Boas, 2012; Hsieh,…
Descriptors: Fiction, Refugees, Dialogs (Language), Teaching Methods
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Youngs, Suzette; Erekson, James A.; Kyser, Christine – Reading Horizons, 2021
Romanticized rural storytelling creates difficulties for rural children in finding mirrors, seeing people like themselves and places like their homes as principal characters and settings in picturebooks. The same romanticism likewise makes it unlikely for picturebook readers in cities and suburbs to find realistic windows into rural life. Despite…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Content Analysis, Picture Books, Fiction
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McGrail, Ewa; Tinker Sachs, Gertrude M.; Lewis, Megan – Reading Horizons, 2020
The researchers in this qualitative case study explored the dialogic experiences of elementary school students during Comic Book Club meetings held in their local community resource center. The researchers wanted to know what experiences of dialogism were manifested in children's conversations about reading, writing, and comic creation and what…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Nickel, Jodi; Hughes, Scott Frederick – Reading Horizons, 2020
This article describes a community service learning collaboration between a teacher education program and a nonprofit literacy society. Seventeen teacher candidates (TCs) tutored young readers weekly for seven months as part of their course-related field experience and completed reflective assignments analyzing their own learning and the learning…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Tutors
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Huddleston, Andrew P.; Ohle, Kathryn A.; Mullins, Amy K.; Lowry, Hannah; Shake, Denae; Arendse, Jordyn – Reading Horizons, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine how graduates from three teacher education programs made decisions regarding literacy instruction and assessment as well as the extent to which they were able to implement practices learned in their education programs. Participants were interviewed and observed multiple times, and a variety of documents,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Resistance (Psychology), Best Practices, Literacy Education
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