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Smith, Ann Marie; Salgado, Yolanda – Reading Improvement, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to investigate how an English language arts teacher used young adult literature to help English language learners improve English and literacy comprehension. Through the lens of Anzaldua's (2007) "borderlands", and Rolon-Dow's (2005) "critical care", the authors analyze the case study…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 6, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Feng, Shoudong; Powers, Kathy – Reading Improvement, 2005
Grammar instruction has long been a troubling issue for many language arts teachers. This collaborative research between an elementary classroom teacher and university faculty, based on the assumption that grammar is most effectively taught in reading and writing, looks into the short- and long-term effect of error-based grammar instruction on the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grammar, Elementary School Teachers, College Faculty
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Reading Improvement, 2005
Coursebooks are an indispensable tool of the language arts instruction in elementary schools across California State. They are designed for teachers with precise indications of instructional practices, classroom social and participatory structures. However, these pre-designed practices are hardly evaluated for their appropriateness to meet…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Teaching Methods, Interests, Elementary School Teachers
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Groce, Robin D. – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this manuscript is to describe how elementary teachers used their experiences in a storytelling inservice training to teach lessons in language arts, science, social studies, and bilingual education. Qualitative research methods were used in simultaneously collecting and analyzing data. Storytelling was found to be a valuable tool…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Story Telling, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Improvement
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Furtney, Camille; Willems, Arnold L. – Reading Improvement, 1991
Provides relevant background information about the hemispheric nature of the brain. Presents a framework for resulting practical implications for elementary school language arts. Notes that both prospective and practicing elementary school teachers should find this linkage of theory and practice beneficial as they help children gain language arts…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers