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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
This article examines the digital literacy practices that emerge when young children play together with digital apps on touchscreen devices. Children's collaborative composing with a digital puppetry app on a touchscreen--with many hands all busy dragging, resizing, and animating puppet characters, and many voices making sound effects, narrating,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Young Children, Puppetry
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Rowsell, Jennifer; Harwood, Debra – Theory Into Practice, 2015
iPads are increasingly being put in the hands of children in schools and educational contexts, yet there continues to be larger questions about how they fit into the fabric of daily classroom life and what new stories will emerge (de Certeau, 1984, 1984/2000). In this article, we feature vignettes of data from a 2-year government-funded research…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Ethnography
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Baker, Dale – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article identifies instructional strategies, curricula, and organizational structures in the research literature that have been successful in encouraging girls' participation and achievement in science: science instruction in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, relevant curricula that address girls' interests and provide…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Science Interests, Females, Student Participation
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen – Theory Into Practice, 2011
The authors draw from the research literature and from their work with the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP) in kindergarten classrooms to address the inclusion of science picture books in the curriculum. They describe features and functions of informational texts, discuss teachers' common concerns about providing young children with experiences…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Young Children, Kindergarten, Scientific Literacy
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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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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Klingner, Janette – Theory Into Practice, 2010
States and districts have been encouraged to consider responsiveness to scientifically based instruction and intervention (RTI) as one of many markers of eligibility for special education under the category of learning disabilities. In this article, the authors describe variations in determining responsiveness, and cultural and linguistic…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Intervention
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Gill, Brian P.; Schlossman, Steven L. – Theory Into Practice, 2004
This article examines homework's place in American K-12 schooling over the last century and draws three main conclusions. First, homework has always aroused strong passions pro and con. Second, despite prominent press reports to the contrary in the early 20th century and again today, the best evidence suggests that most parents have consistently…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Elementary School Students, High School Students