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Valencia, Sheila W.; Wixson, Karen K.; Pearson, P. David – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts have prompted enormous attention to issues of text complexity. The purpose of this article is to put text complexity in perspective by moving from a primary focus on the text itself to a focus on the comprehension of complex text. We argue that a focus on comprehension is at the heart of…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Pearson, P. David; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The purpose of this article is to understand the function, logic, and impact of qualitative systems for analyzing text complexity, focusing on their benefits and imperfections. We identified two primary functions for their use: (a) to match texts to reader ability so that readers read books that are within their grasp, and (b) to unearth, and then…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Readability, Readability Formulas, Difficulty Level
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The Common Core State Standards represent the first standards document to address whether students are able to read progressively more complex texts as they progress across the grades. This article gives an overview of the three components of the model of text complexity that were identified in Appendix A of the Standards and also were the basis…
Descriptors: State Standards, Difficulty Level, Readability, Readability Formulas
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Sheehan, Kathleen M.; Kostin, Irene; Napolitano, Diane; Flor, Michael – Elementary School Journal, 2014
This article describes TextEvaluator, a comprehensive text-analysis system designed to help teachers, textbook publishers, test developers, and literacy researchers select reading materials that are consistent with the text complexity goals outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Three particular aspects of the TextEvaluator measurement…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Textbooks, Evaluation Methods, Reading Skills
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Chen, Qi; Hughes, Jan N.; Kwok, Oi-Man – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The authors investigated the differential effect of retention on the development of academic achievement from grades 1 to 5 on children retained in grade 1 over 6 years. Growth mixture model (GMM) analyses supported the existence of two distinct trajectory groups of retained children for both reading and math among 125 ethnically and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Grade 1
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Fulmer, Sara M.; Turner, Julianne C. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
Current education policy and reform advocate for increasing the level of challenge in K-12 classrooms in order to maximize students' learning and academic success. This study examined middle school teachers' views about implementing challenging instruction while participating in a whole-school professional development initiative. A…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Difficulty Level, Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Buck, Gayle A.; Cook, Kristin L.; Quigley, Cassie F.; Prince, Pearl; Lucas, Yvonne – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this participatory action research study, we answered the question, How can we improve attitudes toward science education of the African American girls at an elementary school? Girls in grades 3-6 completed the Modified Attitudes toward Science Inventory. A purposeful sample of 30 girls participated in several focus-group interviews throughout…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Females, Scientific Attitudes
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Reutzel, D. Ray; Child, Angela; Jones, Cindy D.; Clark, Sarah K. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of the types and occurrences of explicit instructional moves recommended for teaching five essentials of effective reading instruction in grades 1, 3, and 5 core reading program teachers' editions in five widely marketed core reading programs. Guided practice was the most frequently…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Content Analysis
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Fraser, Mark W.; Thompson, Aaron M.; Day, Steven H.; Macy, Rebecca J. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The findings reported here describe the effects from a cohort-controlled trial of Making Choices (MC), a universal social-emotional skills training program. From teacher ratings, 688 third-grade students were classified into 4 risk profiles using measures of aggression, social competence, classroom concentration, and peer relations. High-risk…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Training
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Searle, Amelia K.; Sawyer, Michael G.; Miller-Lewis, Lauren R.; Baghurst, Peter A. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
This 1-year prospective study aimed to examine associations between children's preschool emotional and behavioral problems and their kindergarten classroom engagement, and to identify any gender differences in this association. In preschool, parents and teachers completed questionnaires assessing aspects of children's (n = 575) emotional…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Young Children, Emotional Problems
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Newton, Kristie J.; Willard, Catherine; Teufel, Christopher – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to better understand how students with learning disabilities, including those who struggle specifically with mathematics, engage with fraction computation. In particular, we examined error patterns, the influence of like and unlike denominators on these patterns, and correct solution methods. Although skill-related…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Error Patterns, Influences
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Conklin, Hilary G. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this article, I explore the relationship between teachers' preparation for the middle grades and their students' learning opportunities. I draw on data from a longitudinal case study to compare how a specialized middle grades preparation and a secondary social studies preparation relate to middle grades students' learning…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teacher Education, Social Studies, Role
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Murray, Maria S.; Munger, Kristen A.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this study, the student texts and teacher guides of two reading intervention programs for at-risk, first-grade students were analyzed and compared: Fountas and Pinnell's "Leveled Literacy Intervention" (LLI) and Scott Foresman's "My Sidewalks" (MS). The analyses drew on the framework of available theory and…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Reese, Leslie; Jensen, Bryant; Ramirez, Debora – Elementary School Journal, 2014
Some have described the academic underperformance of Latino children, on the one hand, and their relatively strong socioemotional competencies on the other, as a "Latino Paradox." We unpack the affective climate of early elementary classrooms to explore how this paradox is addressed in a rural school district where children from…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Hispanic American Students, Classroom Environment, School Districts
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Cervetti, Gina N.; DiPardo, Anne L.; Staley, Sara J. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
Much has been written recently about the role of talk in content-area learning, including science learning. However, there is still much to be learned about how teachers begin to engage students in the kinds of peer-to-peer conversations that help them make sense of their investigations in science and that advance their conceptual understandings.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, Urban Schools, Interpersonal Communication
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