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Paquette, Kelli R.; Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This qualitative study explores preservice teachers' experiences in a service-learning literacy tutoring program offered at a university with children in grades one through eight. This study examines briefly the history of literacy centers and service-learning, the specific instructional tutoring methods employed by preservice teachers connected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professionalism, Tutoring, Literacy
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research study examined the values and perceptions of prospective teachers relative to a series of issues in what has become known as the New Literacies, the way youngsters read, seek information, and react to it through use of new technologies. The findings of this research reveal significant differences between female and male prospective…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multiple Literacies, Student Teacher Attitudes, Demography
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Neumann, Crystal – Reading Improvement, 2016
Technology must be used as a teaching and learning tool to help students succeed. However, educators must be proactive in identifying some of the pitfalls of technology, such as information illiteracy. The phenomenological study covers how English instructors from Indianapolis, who teach first year students, address information literacy and the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Phenomenology
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Gençer, Yusuf; ÇetiInkaya, Gökhan – Reading Improvement, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between connectives in Turkish texts and readers' reading comprehension. Research was conducted with a total of 50 teachers. In the study group, readers' reading comprehension was determined through 10 descriptive texts by using open-ended questions. The results of the analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Relationship
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Meyers, Shelly; Cydis, Susan; Haria, Priti – Reading Improvement, 2015
This study examines the value of a professional collaborative partnership between college faculty and middle school teachers in improving students' literacy skills and teachers' instructional practice. Three college faculty and two middle school teachers engaged in a collaborative effort to design and implement evidence-based strategies to promote…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Middle School Teachers, College Faculty, College School Cooperation
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Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine if reading specialist candidates improve the reading proficiency of their students through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials. The candidates were certified teachers who provided individualized and small-group instruction to K-6 children while the candidates were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gove, Mary K.; Still, Kristine L. – Reading Improvement, 2014
Two university professors and 11 urban school faculty collaborated on a professional development (PD) effort focused on critical literacy to explore literacy practices aimed to reshape definitions of literacy that involved questioning power relationships concerning the environment and social justice. We examined the journey of a veteran teacher,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, College Faculty, Urban Schools
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Chen, Su-Yen; Fang, Sheng-Ping – Reading Improvement, 2014
This study expanded the definition of reading practices to include both print- and Internet-based reading, and examined the relationship of reading profiles to Taiwanese college students' performance on various practices. The results showed that more time was spent on Internet-than print-based extracurricular reading, and that the three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Reading Habits, Educational Practices
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen J.; Bluiett, Tarsha – Reading Improvement, 2014
A seamless practice in most classrooms today is one of reading assessment as the tool that informs instruction. When data is used effectively, teachers can provide essential early intervention instruction to prevent reading difficulties from occurring. In most cases, data retrieved from various classroom assessments provide authentic student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Data, Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Wilson, D. Reece – Reading Improvement, 2013
This article describes the development of a family literacy project that involves university preservice teachers creating literacy backpacks. The family literacy project was developed with two objectives: (1) to encourage parent/child participation in literacy activities; and (2) to give preservice teachers the opportunity to develop literacy…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience
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Kindle, Karen J.; Schmidt, Cynthia M. – Reading Improvement, 2013
In this collaborative self-study, two teacher educators examined transcripts of preservice teachers' inquiry groups focused on assessment and tutoring of struggling readers as part of a reading methods course. The analysis identified instances of scaffolding by the course instructor that influenced preservice teachers' development. Types…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Transcripts (Written Records), Methods Courses
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Fry, Jane; Carol, Klages; Venneman, Sandy – Reading Improvement, 2013
The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy of two written journal techniques used to encourage teacher candidates' inquiry-based reflection regarding course textbook content. Ninety-six participants were randomly assigned to one of the two experimental conditions, journaling with Questions, Quotes and Reflections (Double Q R) or…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Inquiry, Reflection, Preservice Teachers
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Garner, Angie M.; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Reading Improvement, 2013
Previous research regarding technology integration in education has indicated that when technology is integrated into the classroom with fidelity it can enhance educational experiences. Research has also indicated, however that despite the growing presence of technology in classrooms, it is not being effectively utilized. The present study…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty
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Warren-Kring, Bonnie Z.; Warren, Grace A. – Reading Improvement, 2013
The purpose of this research was to study the impact of an adolescent literacy education course on content area education students' attitudes toward implementing adolescent literacy strategies within their content lessons. Longitudinal data were gathered over five years and then analyzed. The researcher documented changes in the attitudes of the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Adolescent Literature
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2013
"Listen with your heart. But, remember listening with your heart sometimes means you cannot sleep at night because you are worried about your students" (Education majors' e-mail reflection following 7th week of service-learning tutoring). "I honestly feel like I'm making a difference in these students' lives. The most difficult…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Tutoring
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