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Pilonieta, Paola; Hathaway, Jennifer; Medina, Adriana; Casto, Amanda – Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined the impact of explicit comprehension strategy instruction supported by guided reading and partner reading on at-risk students' strategy knowledge and reading comprehension. Participants were 47 first graders (25 in the treatment group; 22 in the control group) and 44 second graders (19 in the treatment group; 25 in the control…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students
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Ilter, Ilhan – Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the context clue instruction program to infer meaning from context as a way to enhance reading comprehension. Participants were fifth-grade middle school students (four boys) who were at a frustration reading level (initial comprehension score range = 40%-48%) at their grade level. In…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Middle School Students, Inferences, Reading Comprehension
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Rimbey, Michelle; McKeown, Margaret; Beck, Isabel; Sandora, Cheryl – Journal of Education, 2016
This descriptive study explored how teachers implemented interactive practices during vocabulary instruction after participating in a professional development initiative comprised of an initial workshop to provide an overview of vocabulary research and instruction, opportunities for teachers to receive targeted feedback on audiotaped classroom…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Professional Development, Educational Practices
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Snow, Catherine; O'Connor, Catherine – Journal of Education, 2016
One reaction to the Common Core State Standards is a new emphasis on "close reading," an approach to teaching comprehension that requires students to extract meaning from text by examining how language is used in a passage. The intent is to strengthen their ability to learn from complex text independently and thus enhance college and…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level, Reading Instruction
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Alvermann, Donna E.; Price, LaTasha Hutcherson; Jackson, A. J. – Journal of Education, 2016
By definition, an epilogue is a concluding segment of a literary work that often describes the futures of its main characters. It can also be a short speech at the end of a play or musical interlude that addresses the audience directly. Leaning in the direction of the latter, we propose as writers of this epilogue to engage in a bit of poetic…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Literacy Education, Learning Modalities, Reading Instruction
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Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Scott, Judith A.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Anderson, Richard C. – Journal of Education, 2016
In this foreword to the special issue of the "Journal of Education" celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publication of "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985), we share the backstory of the making of "BNR." We view…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Habits, Story Telling
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Journal of Education, 2015
Over the past 50 years, substantial changes have occurred in the texts used for beginning reading instruction. This article analyzes four perspectives that have most influenced these texts in the United States over this period and the changes in these texts in relation to those in the nation's demographics and young children's literacy-related…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Textbook Content, Educational History
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Barilla, Rosemary; Brown, Tina Boyer – Journal of Education, 2015
Rosemary Barilla, a middle-grade language arts teacher, inspired by her own dedication to the arts, describes the ways she integrates the fine arts into her classroom program that is designed to teach reading and writing. Tina Boyer Brown, a founding teacher at The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArtsĀ®), describes the school as a place where…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach