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Molebash, Philip; Fisher, Douglas – Reading Improvement, 2003
Examines how advances in technology allow teachers to reconsider how students should and could be taught to become literate citizens. Believes that Language Arts educators play an important role in educating students in today's literacies. Addresses telecollaborative projects, interpersonal exchange, information collection and analysis, problem…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Literacy
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Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane; Flood, James – Reading Improvement, 2001
Examines the effects of students' access to print via a community library. Compares knowledge of authors, words, books, and magazines between the students who accessed the community library and students who used the school library. Indicates that the students who visited community libraries outperformed students who did not. (SG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Library Materials, Library Research
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Fisher, Douglas; McDonald, Nan – Reading Improvement, 2001
Focuses on the use of music as instructional material in early literacy instruction. Uses specific examples of music to highlight concepts of print, a sense of story and sequence, phonemic awareness and phonics, background knowledge and vocabulary, basic spelling patterns, and early writing activities. Concludes with an invitation for…
Descriptors: Literacy, Music, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics