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Mesmer, Heidi Anne; Cunningham, James W.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
In this conceptual essay, we offer rationales and evidence for critical components of a working model of text complexity for the early grades. In the first three sections of the article, we examine word-level, syntax-level, and discourse-level features of text, posing questions for future research. In the fourth section, we address elements of…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Reader Text Relationship, Difficulty Level, Familiarity
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Jimenez, Robert T.; Smith, Patrick H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2008
This article presents the argument that consideration of non-European and nonalphabetic writing makes possible new understandings of literacy and, in addition, that contemporary literacy forms and practices can be fully understood only by expanding our historical perspective. The field of literacy research remains largely unaware of the multimodal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Written Language, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Dong, Ting; Anderson, Richard C.; Kim, Il-Hee; Li, Yuan – Reading Research Quarterly, 2008
Students at two sites in China and one site in Korea engaged in Collaborative Reasoning, an approach to discussion that requires self-management, free participation, and critical thinking. The discontinuity between the usual adult-dominated discourse of Chinese and Korean homes and classrooms and the expected discourse of Collaborative Reasoning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis
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Flowers, Lamont A. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
There is little debate among researchers, policymakers, and educational stakeholders that reading achievement among African American students is an important issue (Strickland, 1994). While several scholars have contributed greatly to the research literature on matters pertaining to African American students and reading, additional research is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Study Skills, Teacher Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
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Wise, Bob – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
Since becoming president of the Alliance for Excellent Education in February 2005, the author has learned a great deal about the vital role that high-quality literacy research plays in improving teaching. Education researchers know how critical it is that they serve the needs of educators. As a former governor of West Virginia and member of the…
Descriptors: Researchers, Reading Research, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities
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Rowsell, Jennifer; Pahl, Kate – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
The commentary argues for an understanding of how texts are put together that accounts for multimodality and draws on children's ways of being and doing in the home, their "habitus". It focuses on identities as socially situated. It argues that it is important to trace the process of sedimenting identities during text production. This offers a way…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Learning Modalities, Intermode Differences, Case Studies
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Anderson-Inman, Lynne; Horney, Mark A. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
To gain meaningful access to the curriculum, students with reading difficulties must overcome substantial barriers imposed by the printed materials they are asked to read. Technology can assist students to overcome these challenges by enabling a shift from printed text to electronic text. By electronic text it means textual material read using a…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Reading Difficulties, Printed Materials, Educational Technology
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Boone, Randall; Higgins, Kyle – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
The term "assistive technology" (AT) elicits widely varying responses from educators, service providers, and consumers of AT even within the relatively small disability, special education, and related services community. For the most part, AT advocates for the low-incidence disability populations (i.e., blind or low vision, deaf or hard hearing)…
Descriptors: Related Services (Special Education), Research and Development, Textbooks, Assistive Technology
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Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
Digital technologies have created new forms of reading and writing and have altered our conceptions of literacy. However, digital technologies also offer new ways of assisting readers who have various difficulties reading and comprehending conventional texts. Use of the capabilities of digital technologies specifically to broaden access to textual…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Research and Development, Textbooks, Assistive Technology
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Doubek, Michael Brandon; Cooper, Eric J. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This article describes the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), a nonprofit advocacy organization that engages with school communities through professional development to build relationships with educators, students, parents, and community stakeholders. NUA consultants are former and current university professors, former…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Reading Research, Evaluation, Professional Development
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Mallozzi, Christine A., Comp.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This article presents the reports from the international research correspondents (IRCs) on the topic of second-language issues and multiculturalism through an informal polling using a questionnaire in six countries. The participating IRCs include: (1) Marta Infante of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile; (2) Anita Poon of Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Educators
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Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp.; Mallozzi, Christine, Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This is a compilation of reports on international literacy research. The report includes 3 separate reports on Argentina, Mexico, and France. In the first report, Melina Porto reports on a new implementation of a teacher-education program currently underway in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the leadership of teacher-researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Case Studies, Action Research
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Edyburn, Dave L. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this article is to outline four categories of issues that are fundamental to understanding the efficacy of technology for enhancing reading performance. The four categories of issues include: (1) What does it mean when we say a person is a reader or a nonreader?; (2) Instructional methods: Lessons of the achievement gap; (3)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Functional Reading, Assistive Technology, Agenda Setting
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McKenna, Michael C.; Walpole, Sharon – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
In this article, the authors establish a clinical definition of assistive technology (AT), describe how theory and available research support its use in clinics, link AT in clinics to AT in schools, and describe the potential uses of AT in clinical settings. Although many reasons may underlie a reluctance to embrace AT, surely one of them is an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reading Centers, Clinics, Assistive Technology
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Sternberg, Betty J.; Kaplan, Karen A.; Borck, Jennifer E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
Adolescent literacy achievement across the United States is in crisis. More than eight million students in grades 4 to 12 are identified as struggling readers. These students, who perform below grade level in reading and writing, are at high risk for failure in all content subjects and ultimately for dropping out of school. Professionals in the…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Educational Technology, Delivery Systems, Word Processing
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