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Simplicio, Joseph – Reading Improvement, 2015
Every day all across America teachers assign their students stories to read and summarize. Unfortunately, many of these students find this to be an exercise in futility. Lacking the skills to effectively analyze the material, these students often struggle to properly summarize what they have read because they have never mastered the correct…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Smith, Ann Marie – Reading Improvement, 2010
This case study explores seventh grade students' experiences with writing and performing poetry. Teacher and student interviews along with class observations provide insight into how the teacher and students viewed spoken word poetry and identity. The researcher recommends practices for the teaching of critical literacy using spoken word and…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Poetry, Case Studies, Writing (Composition)
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Forget, Mark A.; Morgan, Raymond F. – Reading Improvement, 1997
Finds recent brain research sheds light on roles played by a positive affective environment and the interactive use of language in teaching the learning process through content area classes. Implements these ideas over a 10-month period in a ninth-grade classroom. Compares program students to other ninth graders on measures of metacognitive…
Descriptors: Brain, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Grade 9