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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Del Nero, Jennifer – Reading Improvement, 2017
This qualitative case study explores adolescents' responses to texts containing death and destruction, a seminal trope of the Gothic literary genre. Participants read both classic and popular culture texts featuring characters grappling with death in their seventh grade reading classroom. Observations, interviews, and documents were collected and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Adolescents, Death
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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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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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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2014
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Curriculum