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Somerville, Jessica; Faltis, Christian – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article we draw on translanguaging theory and notions of strategies and tactics as a way to understand what we refer to as dual languaging in the context of TWDL schooling. We provide examples of dual languaging practices in fourth-grade math and social studies lessons that took place in a Spanish-English TWDL elementary school located in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Haneda, Mari; Wells, Gordon – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, we put forward 4 pedagogic principles that we consider to be particularly important in helping English language learners (ELLs) to succeed in school. These principles are: creating multiple and varied opportunities for ELLs to use the target language in both speech and writing, promoting high engagement by building on students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Classroom Techniques, English Language Learners
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, I critique a component of the highly structured Open Court Reading curriculum designed to teach elementary children "inquiry and higher-order thinking" skills. The intended outcome of this component is, I argue, the production of critically literate and informed consumers of information. However, both the critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Curriculum, Inquiry
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Handsfield, Lara J. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Literacy researchers operating from poststructuralist theoretical perspectives have too often talked past and against issues of concern to teachers and policy-makers (such as reading comprehension) rather than addressing them in productive ways. In response to this concern, the author uses poststructuralist sensibilities to critique and build on…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Reading
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Martinussen, Rhonda; Major, Ashley – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for academic underachievement. Children and youth with ADHD have been found to exhibit impairments on neuropsychological measures of executive functions, including working memory. Working memory is important to attentional control and learning. This article defines working…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Underachievement, Short Term Memory, Educational Strategies
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article provides an overview of research on intensive reading interventions to inform Tier 3 instruction for students with reading disabilities. Tier 3 interventions are typically provided to those students who demonstrate inadequate progress after receiving less intensive Tier 2 interventions. A conceptual overview of Tier 3 interventions…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hetland, Lois; Cajolet, Sharron; Music, Louise – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article illustrates the effects of embedding a common language derived from research, conducted through Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, into teachers' documentations of classroom experiences. It suggests that documentation can be enhanced by using shared professional vocabularies that describe categories important in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Documentation, Photography, Art Teachers
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McNeil, Nicole M.; Jarvin, Linda – Theory Into Practice, 2007
The use of manipulatives in the classroom has been advocated for decades. However, the theoretical and empirical support for this practice is mixed. Some researchers suggest that manipulatives facilitate learning by (a) providing an additional channel for conveying information, (b) activating real-world knowledge, and/or (c) improving memory…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Manipulative Materials, Class Activities