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Ortlieb, Evan, Ed.; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie, Ed.; Cassidy, Jack, Ed.; Cheek, Earl H., Jr., Ed. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Understanding how to address current trends and issues in literacy education is more important than ever, as local, state, national and international agendas are increasingly recognizing literacy as a foundation for success in all disciplines in education. To bridge that gap in understanding, this book showcases hot topics in literacy, providing…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergent Literacy
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Manderino, Michael; Castek, Jill – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Today's digitally connected classrooms have the potential to be places for rich and engaged disciplinary learning. This chapter takes two topics that have been identified in the What's Hot in Literacy 2019 study, digital literacies and disciplinary literacies, and illustrates their intersections and synergies. Both areas have remained hot and very…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement
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Dobbs, Christina L.; Ippolito, Jacy; Charner-Laird, Megin – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: The authors argue that disciplinary literacy is a relatively new conception of literacy skills in various content areas, and therefore jumping immediately to exemplary practices is unwise. Instead the authors recommend collaboration and inquiry as tools to generate and refine practices thoughtfully over time. [For the…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Literacy, Cooperation
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Wolsey, Thomas DeVere – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: By expanding the definition of formative assessment to include new or untried approaches, teachers can more precisely guide students as they learn. [For the complete volume, "What's Hot in Literacy: Exemplar Models of Effective Practice. Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation. Volume 11," see ED614707.]
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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Ortlieb, Evan; Cheek, Earl H., Jr. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical implications: Designing effective literacy practices for today's adolescents requires following a basic set of guidelines that considers such factors as student's backgrounds, experiences, and prior knowledge. These factors are particularly important in determining where to begin instruction with each student, and how to proceed. [For…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Educational History, Literacy Education
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Kern, Diane; Morewood, Aimee; Dagen, Allison Swan; Martinez, Miriam; DeJulio, Samuel; Harmon, Janis; Sailors, Misty – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: ILA National Recognition program involves reflection, self-study, on-site visits by peers to support and inspire ongoing literacy teacher preparation program quality and improvement. [For the complete volume, "What's Hot in Literacy: Exemplar Models of Effective Practice. Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Literacy, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Johnson, Bonnie; Pratt-Johnson, Yvonne – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
In the "What's Hot in 2019: Expanded and Interconnected Notions of Literacy" survey (Cassidy, Grote-Garcia, & Ortlieb, 2019), Early Literacy was identified as a "very hot" topic. This chapter addresses how literacy practices in homes and in schools contribute to early literacy achievement; neighborhood realities are…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Family Environment, Competence
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Strebel, Carine; Mihai, Florin; Crevecoeur-Bryant, Edwidge – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
In this chapter, the authors provide an introspective account of how teachers in mainstream classrooms can use questioning to more effectively differentiate literacy instruction for English learners across subject areas. The authors offer a rationale for constructively responsive questioning and share tools and strategies for adapting levels of…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Robertson, Dana A.; Ford-Connors, Evelyn; Dougherty, Susan; Paratore, Jeanne R. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: By re-conceptualizing their approaches to working with struggling readers, teachers increase the likelihood that students will not only develop component skills related to reading but also integrate these components and develop the conceptual expertise that anchors future reading and learning. [For the complete volume,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Educational Change
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Lindsey, Julia B.; Kuehl, Rachelle; Mesmer, Heidi Anne – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: This chapter contributes to the literature on phonics and phonemic awareness by clearly explaining the differences between the two concepts and their necessary inclusion in any beginning reading program. It includes practical activities teachers can use to develop these understandings in the classroom and provides research…
Descriptors: Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education
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Verlaan, Sue Oakes; Verlaan, Wolfram – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: Detailing the steps of a reading response unit designed to prepare students for literary analysis based on their own ideas can provide insights to current writing teachers and teacher educators regarding ways in which they can design/modify their assignments to be more purposeful and therefore more engaging for those they…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Sequential Approach, Writing Instruction, Units of Study
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Perkins, J. Helen; Cook, Crystal D.; Wright, Casey D. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2020
Practical Implications: Educators should learn how to effectively implement social, emotional, and cultural learning in their literacy classrooms daily. Teacher education preparation programs must examine their curriculum and if needed, revise to include social, emotional, and cultural learning in literacy. [For the complete volume, "What's…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Cultural Education, Literacy Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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McVee, Mary, Ed.; Ortlieb, Evan, Ed.; Reichenberg, Jennifer, Ed.; Pearson, P. David, Ed. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2019
Educators are always in search of approaches that promote student development and academic achievement. Engaging learners in purposeful instruction in skills and strategies is a cornerstone in every classroom. The gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model requires the responsibility of learning to shift from being teacher-centric towards…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Evidence Based Practice, Models, Educational Practices
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Ortlieb, Evan, Ed.; Cheek, Earl H., Jr., Ed.; Semingson, Peggy, Ed. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2018
The almost universal reliance upon digital tools for social, academic, and career development will only become more pronounced in the years to come. Teacher education programs remain ill-equipped to adequately prepare educators with the pedagogies needed to foster digital literacies. What is needed is a set of best practices towards teaching…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
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Ortlieb, Evan, Ed.; Cheek, Earl H., Jr., Ed. – Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation, 2017
This book presents recent research related to how issues of diversity are addressed within literacy instruction for K-12 learners. Over the last decade, issues of diversity have promulgated within the field of literacy. Recent revisions to teacher education standards call for new approaches to professional development to ensure that educators are…
Descriptors: Diversity, Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evidence Based Practice