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Harris, Paulette; Smith, Linda – Reading Improvement, 2017
This article describes the Mother Phonics program as implemented at the Augusta University Literacy Center. A description of the program as well as the Center's facility is offered. The daily schedule and instructional techniques are highlighted. The instructional design embraces the unique learning styles and preferences of struggling readers.…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Oral Reading, Phonics, Instructional Design
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2015
Teachers who meet Common Core recommendations about teaching with multicultural literature need to recognize the traditions, values, and customs of various cultures so they can make sound decisions about the authenticity of the books they select for their students. Furthermore, teachers who support students' literacy achievements with exemplary…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Literature, Common Core State Standards, Books
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McCown, Margaret Averill; Thomason, Gina B. – Reading Improvement, 2014
With the increased emphasis on informational text with Common Core State Standards and the difficulty many students have with this type of text, this study examined the effects of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) on informational text comprehension and metacognitive awareness of fifth grade students. Participating students included a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Davis, T. Larry; Armstrong, John D.; Livingston, Martha – Reading Improvement, 1999
Examines the status of fund raising activities in the rural elementary schools of south Georgia. Finds most schools continue to raise money through school-based and parent-sponsored activity. Suggests safety and accounting issues call for a review of local school policies. (NH)
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Financial Needs
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Stephens, James C., Jr.; Jenkins, Stephen J. – Reading Improvement, 1994
Examines relationships between implementation of select affective middle school program elements and criterion-based student achievement in math, reading, and writing. Finds strong relationships among the achievement measures used and between school articulation strategies and the achievement measures. Suggests some affective program elements…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Research