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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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Lombardi, Daniel; Behrman, Edward H. – Reading Improvement, 2016
Balanced literacy has been proposed as a compromise or middle ground between philosophical approaches to reading instruction that stress teaching of word recognition and those that stress construction of meaning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the READ 180 balanced literacy supplementary instruction program on…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Word Recognition, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2015
The process of acquiring language is often depicted as a tiered process of oral development: listening and speaking; and, literacy development: reading, and writing. As infants we first learn language by listening, then speaking. That is, regardless of culture, or dialect we are first immersed in language in this oral context. It is only after one…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Language Arts, Learning Processes, Workshops
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2014
An integrated science curriculum assists pupils to retain learnings better than to separate academic disciplines. Too frequently, science teachers teach each academic discipline as separate entities. However, there is much correlating of science with language, for example which might well be implemented in teaching and learning situations. Thus,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Language Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Magpuri-Lavell, Theresa; Paige, David; Williams, Rosemary; Akins, Kristia; Cameron, Molly – Reading Improvement, 2014
The present study examined the impact of the Simultaneous Multisensory Institute for Language Arts (SMILA) approach on the reading proficiency of 39 students between the ages of 7-11 participating in a summer reading program. The summer reading clinic draws students from the surrounding community which is located in a large urban district in the…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Reading Fluency, Summer Programs, Reading Programs
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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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Papalewis, Rosemary – Reading Improvement, 2004
The primary focus of this study was to evaluate the impact of an intervention reading program on students repeating the 8th grade in a large urban inner city school district. Two years of Reading and Language Art scores (n=537) were analyzed (NCE scores) across various demographic variables (attendance, English language proficiency, and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade Repetition, Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Barron, Bennie – Reading Improvement, 2004
This pilot descriptive study examined expressed perceptions of a diverse group of teachers who, in the 2002-2003 school year, piloted implementation of a new standards based supplemental program in reading/language arts, EduSTRANDS. Over 600 teachers in 153 schools using a supplemental, standards based reading/language arts program were surveyed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Language Arts, Curriculum Development
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Kelly, Leonard – Reading Improvement, 1983
Describes an adaptation of a television quiz show that was used as an introductory inservice session to help defuse potential teacher antagonism and resistance to a new reading method about to be implemented in a demonstration school. Includes questions used in the game. (FL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Games, Elementary Education
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Robinson, Edward H., III; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1981
Reports on a study that assessed students' ability to perceive their teachers' level of warmth and empathy and whether this perception affected student achievement in language arts classrooms. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Empathy, Grade 6
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Farnsworth, Briant; Daines, Delva – Reading Improvement, 1978
Concludes that the higher the cognitive level reached and maintained by the teacher during an instructional session, the higher the mean performance of pupils following an instructional session. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1976
Argues that the language arts curricula of the public schools should be more student centered and that future innovations should be aimed at meeting each student's needs. (RB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Improvement
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George, Thomas W.; Rinehart, Rebecca L. – Reading Improvement, 1976
Descriptors: Contingency Management, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction
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