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Morgan, Hani – Reading Improvement, 2014
Today's students live in a world that has been transformed by technology, and they are often referred to as "digital natives" because their exposure to digital resources begins at birth. The increased exposure to technology has changed the way students respond to instruction and has led to a new need for teachers to integrate…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement
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Huffman, Stephanie; Thurman, Glenda; Thomas, Leisa Kim – Reading Improvement, 2005
This study examines the effects of block scheduling on secondary school library media centers across the state of Arkansas. Specifically, this study addresses the impact that block scheduling has on the school library media center in the areas of time, resources, and productivity for both students and library media staff. This study is needed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Scheduling, Elementary Secondary Education
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Molebash, Philip; Fisher, Douglas – Reading Improvement, 2003
Examines how advances in technology allow teachers to reconsider how students should and could be taught to become literate citizens. Believes that Language Arts educators play an important role in educating students in today's literacies. Addresses telecollaborative projects, interpersonal exchange, information collection and analysis, problem…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Literacy
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2003
Lists advantages and disadvantages of statewide testing. Presents examples of highly specific objectives, as emphasized by realism as a philosophy of education. Considers the advantages idealism/perennialism, as a philosophy of instruction, has in a quality reading curriculum. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Instruction
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Russell, Ann – Reading Improvement, 2003
Provides a review of current literature with emphasis on the issues of student empowerment, early intervention strategies, and cultural issues in education which may stimulate solutions for restructuring literacy education in response to the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001. Notes that reading failure for speakers of nonstandard English…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Kader, Shereen Abdel; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Notes that communication between teachers and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students need serious consideration especially in recognizing potential sources of miscommunication and misinterpretation. Considers sources of miscommunication within verbal and nonverbal communication. Discusses each element and offers examples in CLD…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Yoon, Jun-Chae – Reading Improvement, 2002
Investigates the overall effect of Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) on attitude toward reading and identifies the moderator variables of SSR on it. Suggests that providing a fixed period of time for students to read materials of their own choosing either for pleasure or for information facilitates their attitude toward reading. Supports the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis, Reading Attitudes
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Taylor, Mark; Ouzts, Dan T. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Discusses the Gullah language, an English-based Creole language that contains words from approximately 21 African languages. Discusses historical background and educational implications. Concludes that in communicating with Gullah speaking children, a teacher has to be flexible, understanding, and willing to learn the student's native language.…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Rickford, Angela E. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Presents a self-study of the effects of one reading methods course on the quality of lessons that teachers deliver to their ethnically diverse "at risk" students. Shows that robust teacher preparation can have positive effects in terms of both content and pedagogy. Identifies some of the general principles about student learning that teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Methods Courses, Reading Improvement
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Jones, H. Jon; Wolf, Page J. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Describes a course that was designed to provide instruction in the methods and procedures that can be utilized to enhance student comprehension of textbooks and other printed materials that are encountered in a content area. Discusses instructor concerns, the support system, planning, course assignments, students, instructor workload, and course…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2001
Discusses debates in society on needs in education, particularly reading achievement of students and the needs of teachers. Considers the issues of whole language versus phonics instruction and sequencing student learning in reading instruction. Concludes that these and other issues, such as technology use in reading instruction, need to be…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Phonics, Reading Achievement
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2000
Considers how the principal has a leading responsibility in improving the school curriculum. Discusses how the principal has a vital role in assisting teachers to help each pupil become the best reader possible. Presents several ways that principals can help teachers improve reading instruction. (SC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Poetry
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Perez, Samuel A. – Reading Improvement, 2000
Describes the steps involved in adapting the language experience approach for teaching second language learners in the regular classroom as: involving the discussion of student experiences and knowledge related to the text reading selection; recording student experiences and knowledge into written language; and considering student review or…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Experience Approach, Second Language Learning
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Perry, Adrienne – Reading Improvement, 2000
Considers how the topic of accountability and high-stakes testing has become more critical given the heightened visibility and importance of tests and test results. Notes that trends indicate that scrutiny of public schools and assessment will increase and that students need and deserve to have the best information available regarding effective…
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2000
Notes that each pupil needs to receive guidance and assistance to achieve as optimally as possible in oral communication. Discusses critical listening to the spoken voice, using puppets, using role play activities, committees in the classroom, giving oral reports, oral reading to classmates, giving and following directions, extemporaneous…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Role Playing
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