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Ticknor, Anne Swenson; Overstreet, Mikkaka; Howard, Christy M. – Reading Horizons, 2020
Teacher educators must prepare preservice teachers (PSTs) to become equitable practitioners who honor the voices and experiences of their future students. In this article, we advocate for centering equitable teaching in literacy education courses and making explicit how to disrupt traditional perspectives of teaching diverse students. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Diversity, Literacy Education
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Nilsson, Nina L. – Reading Horizons, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the self-efficacy beliefs of 25 literacy specialist candidates in three key leadership areas before and after 15-week internships in schools. The three leadership areas, identified by university faculty as important to the leadership role of literacy specialists in schools today, are: 1)…
Descriptors: Literacy, Specialists, Self Efficacy, Leadership Effectiveness
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Deng, Qizhen; Trainin, Guy – Reading Horizons, 2020
This study examined university students' self-efficacy and attitudes for employing vocabulary strategies in four learning contexts. The contexts are characterized by input modality (reading vs. listening) and purpose (academic vs. leisure). Another goal was to compare the self-efficacy and attitudes between English learners (ELs) and native…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Vocabulary Development
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Lammert, Catherine; Holyoke, Erica B. Steinitz – Reading Horizons, 2020
Learning to use critical practice-based research as part of teaching is an important goal for preservice teachers, especially for those who plan to teach English learners in linguistically diverse settings. In this study, we examine the experiences of preservice teachers who were introduced to a framework for enacting iterative, transformative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Preservice Teachers
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Hayden, H. Emily; Singh, Anupma; Eades-Baird, Michelle – Reading Horizons, 2019
To equalize access to science learning across genders and demographic groups, access to the disciplinary language of science is one place to start. The language of science is highly challenging and specialized, and difficulties acquiring this language contribute to disparities in science achievement across diverse student groups. This study used a…
Descriptors: Research, Partnerships in Education, Vocabulary Development, Knowledge Level
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Kelly, Catherine M.; Miller, Sara E.; Graham, Karen Kleppe; Bahlmann Bollinger, Chelsey M.; Sanden, Sherry – Reading Horizons, 2019
In an era of increased accountability, it is important to understand how exemplary teachers navigate the demands placed on them by their schools, districts, and states in order to support student learning aligned with their beliefs of effective instruction. To understand these negotiations, the authors examined tensions facing exemplary literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Block, Meghan K.; Strachan, Stephanie L. – Reading Horizons, 2019
The overarching purpose of writing is to communicate. As such, the intended audience is a critical consideration for writers. However, elementary school writing instruction commonly neglects the role of the audience. Typically, children are asked to compose a piece of text without a specific audience in mind that is usually evaluated by the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Audience Awareness, Young Children
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Hattan, Courtney; Dinsmore, Daniel L. – Reading Horizons, 2019
Prior knowledge activation is a crucial component of reading comprehension. Previous studies have examined students' prompted (or solicited) purposeful knowledge activation, which occurs when the explicit goal is to activate knowledge, as well as ancillary knowledge activation, which is when students indirectly use their prior knowledge to fill in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Prior Learning, Reading, Grade 3
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Tubbs, Aimee; Young, Ellie L.; Heath, Melissa A.; Dyches, Tina T. – Reading Horizons, 2019
The authors summarize 30 children's books that tell stories of a family member's military deployment in order to identify books that could be used in bibliotherapy for children impacted by deployment. In this sample of books, the main characters are most commonly portrayed as feeling sad about a family member's deployment. The most prevalent…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Counseling Techniques, Military Service, Military Personnel
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Hawkins, Lisa K. – Reading Horizons, 2019
A common practice in today's primary-grade classrooms, teacher-student writing conferences are considered a vital component of instruction by accomplished writing teachers and advocates of process writing. Moreover, what teachers say and how they say it shapes those opportunities for student learning that are possible in classrooms. As such,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Elementary School Teachers
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Pletcher, Bethanie C.; Hudson, Alida K.; Watson, Krystal – Reading Horizons, 2019
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore the ways in which one specialized literacy professional (SLP) navigated and reflected on coaching conversations with teachers. The participants for this study were one elementary school SLP and two classroom teachers at the same school. Coaching conversations the SLP held with teachers, the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Broemmel, Amy D.; Evans, Katherine R.; Lester, Jessica N.; Rigell, Amanda; Lochmiller, Chad R. – Reading Horizons, 2019
Over the past four decades, a number of researchers have attempted to describe the reading habits of teachers. Some have investigated the impact of reading habits generally, while most have focused on some kind of loosely defined "professional reading." In relationship to this body of literature, the purpose of our descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Durriyah, Tati Lathipatud – Reading Horizons, 2019
Indonesia's new literacy initiative, Gerakan Literasi Sekolah (GLS), focuses on developing literacy-rich school environments through a sequence of book engagements. As the locus of control in daily literacy activities (Lehman, 2007), teachers in Indonesia assume much of the responsibility for student literacy learning. Despite this expectation,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Locus of Control, Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature
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Pletcher, Bethanie; Robertson, Phyllis; Sullivan, Maureen – Reading Horizons, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the operations of a sample of university-based reading clinics in order to better understand their functions and practices and to inform the planning for the authors' own clinic. This study was carried out in two phases. In Phase I, the authors conducted Internet searches and contacted knowledgeable…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Capotosto, Lauren – Reading Horizons, 2019
Middle schools often mandate summer reading as a means of stemming summer learning loss, but research suggests that many students do not read any books during the summer months. Limited book access and difficulties self-selecting books are two barriers that can impact students' summer reading practices. To address these challenges, students in one…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Summer Programs, Reading Habits, Books
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