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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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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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Kelly, Laura Beth – Reading Horizons, 2020
Current standards push for elementary students to have text-based and text-centric discussions of what they read. This study explored what bilingual third-grade students talked about during small-group text-based discussions of informational texts. The author conducted a qualitative analysis of 10 video-recorded discussions, five of books matched…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Students, Group Discussion, Grade 3
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Cunningham, Katie Egan; Falk, Jodi – Reading Horizons, 2020
In this article, the researchers share results from a study on teachers' responses to professional learning experiences with a focus on balanced literacy methods to best meet the literacy needs of their d/Deaf students. The authors use theories of communities of practice, connected learning, and collective hope. Findings indicate that for…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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Papola-Ellis, Aimee – Reading Horizons, 2020
It is essential to support teacher candidates in becoming culturally responsive and learning about social justice in the classroom as schools across the country become more culturally and linguistically diverse. In this qualitative study, the author looked at children's literature as a way to support teacher candidates' learning about critical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Literacy, Social Justice, Childrens Literature
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Ortmann, Lisa L.; Brodeur, Katherine; Massey, Susan L. – Reading Horizons, 2020
Literacy coaches need support developing their professional capacities for coaching (Kern et al., 2018). This study explored the ways novice literacy coaches developed literacy coaching discourses during coursework in two reading specialist master's degree programs. Through qualitative and discourse analysis of transcribed coaching videos and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Profiles, Role Playing
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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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