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McIntyre, Laureen J.; Leroy, Carol – Reading Improvement, 2003
Explores a particular case that sheds light on the complex issue of preventing and ameliorating children's reluctance to write. Discusses the authors' initial involvement in a case and describes follow-up interventions, including the use of reading to spark writing. Hopes to heighten researchers' and educators' awareness of the problem and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Reading Instruction
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Horton, Nancy Spence; Griffith, Amy Stevens – Reading Improvement, 2003
Notes that reading teachers can incorporate a balanced approach to teaching word identification by linking learning objectives (state mandated in many areas) to authentic literature and accommodations for learning differences. Begins with the desired objective followed by a suggested instructional procedure, a specific example, three appropriate…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation
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Simplicio, Joseph S. C. – Reading Improvement, 2003
Explores an innovative teaching methodology designed to improve students' reading abilities. Discusses how this strategy, know as "snap shot linkage," has proven to be effective in combating not only students' inabilities to read and learn, but the anxiety that often accompanies reading activities. (SG)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Group Instruction, Instructional Improvement
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Richardson, Maurine V.; Sacks, Mary Kathleen; Ayers, Mary N. – Reading Improvement, 2003
Notes that using the visual arts enables students to gain better eye-hand coordination, visual representation skills, communicate ideas, and deeper understanding of the process of discovery. Considers how each of these areas contributes to the development of thinking, creating, problem solving and expressing thoughts through symbols. (SG)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Reading Instruction
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Sanderson, Donna R. – Reading Improvement, 2003
Notes that the Title I Program at the Upper Darby School District (located on the western boarder of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) created the T.O.A.S.T. (Title One After School Tutorial) program from the need for extended learning time and opportunities to assist struggling young readers. Concludes that students increased their sight word…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Comprehension, Elementary Education, Parent Participation
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Bratina, Tuiren A.; Lipkin, Leonard J. – Reading Improvement, 2003
Motivates teachers to apply several recommended techniques designed to improve communications within the context of studying mathematics. Suggests that mathematics teachers should help teachers of language arts courses, such as reading-in-the-content-area, by providing subject-specific examples and instructional techniques. Notes that these…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Education, English Instruction
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Garrett, Jerry E. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Presents affective and cognitive factors impacting student reading attitudes for teachers and principals. Delineates specific elements affecting reading attitudes and consequent reading performance. Presents 10 specific suggestions to promote positive reading attitudes. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction
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Krashen, Stephen – Reading Improvement, 2002
Reflects that the term "whole language" involves instilling a love of literature, problem-solving and critical thinking, collaboration, authenticity, personalized learning, and much more. Examines some recent research dealing with two fundamental points of contention between the two sides of the phonics and whole language debate. Finds evidence…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Phonics
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2002
Notes that handwriting achievement can be assessed in degrees from being legible to being illegible. Suggests that a rubric, carefully developed and designed, may well be used to ascertain the quality of handwriting achievement. Gives a brief history of handwriting instruction. Presents 10 points for teachers to follow when teaching handwriting.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Handwriting, Instructional Effectiveness, Scoring Rubrics
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Diamantes, Thomas; Young, Karen M.; McBee, Kimberly – Reading Improvement, 2002
Provides an analysis of reading and content area subject improvement through music instruction and examines the issue of teaching music in today's schools. Argues numerous benefits and advantages derive from music instruction. Discusses the use of music to increase cognitive development. Examines the benefits of music in curriculum areas such as…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Mathematics
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2002
Argues that teachers need to think of and implement quality methods of teaching spelling. Offers 10 criteria from the psychology of learning to assist students to achieve optimally in spelling. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Spelling Instruction
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Cho, Kyoung-Sook; Krashen, Stephen – Reading Improvement, 2002
Discusses how a mother's efforts to encourage her children to read in English as a foreign language were not successful until she allowed the children to select their own reading. Concludes that self-selected reading resulted in clear improvements in attitudes toward English reading and obvious gains in English competence. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Mothers, Parent Role
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Alexandrowicz, Viviana – Reading Improvement, 2002
Focuses on the necessary elements that must be considered when preparing tutors of second language learners. Intends to guide practitioners on the information that is critical to support tutors so they can be more effective with immigrant children. (SG)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness
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Little, David C.; Box, Jeanie A. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Describes a program that will provide parents with some knowledge of emergent literacy development and with simple literacy activities in which both parents and children can participate at home to encourage the development of early reading and writing skills. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Learning Activities, Parent Participation
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McDaniel, Cynthia – Reading Improvement, 2002
Focuses on one elementary school/university partnership as a successful example of an America Reads partnership for a variety of reasons. Notes that this partnership exemplified much more than an "business as usual" attitude. Explores the types of "best practices" occurring on a daily basis, especially as they related to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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