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Lemley, Stephanie M.; Hart, Steven M.; King, James R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
We examined how infusing an inquiry-based Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) into a graduate literacy education class influenced elementary teachers' knowledge about disciplinary literacies and how this knowledge influenced their instructional practices. Through the DLP, teachers in this study developed an awareness of the nuances of the literate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy, Graduate Study, Knowledge Level
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Aljanahi, Mona Humaid – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This article follows the development of three then-adolescent male Emirati high schoolers and their literacy journeys through their engagement in various on- and offline affinity spaces. Their stories illustrate how Emirati youth assume identities and manipulate pop culture within these spaces. Underpinned by conceptualization of affinity spaces,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Self Concept, High School Students, Popular Culture
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Christ, Tanya; Arya, Poonam; Liu, Yu – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study used open coding to analyze 662 idea-units that 44 preservice teachers expressed about successes and challenges related to technology integration in literacy lessons in a reading methods class. Data sources included reading responses, self-reflections on videos of their lessons, and Collaborative Peer Video Analysis. Eleven categories…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technology Integration, Literacy Education
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Cassidy, Jack; Ortlieb, Evan; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
The following article explores the "hot topics" in literacy for 2018, keeping the tradition of the "What's hot in literacy" survey that was first published in 1997. Expert panelists from around the globe provided insight into current trends and issues in the field of literacy, resulting in digital and disciplinary literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Anderson, Kimberly L.; Atkinson, Terry S.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A.; O'Brien, Kevin – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This article presents findings from the first year of a multiyear investigation of the implementation of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) book distribution program as part of one community's long-term initiative to improve early literacy skills. The authors describe (a) the study's logic model and associated theory of change, (b)…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study examines how emergent bilinguals seek help in language arts and how peers respond to their requests for help. Using 6 months of naturally occurring student talk in a U.S. fourth grade classroom, this article shows that (a) emergent bilinguals more frequently use general requests than specific requests to obtain help, (b) only 41% of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Language Arts, Help Seeking, Peer Relationship
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Scales, Roya Q.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Myers, Joy; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Ikpeze, Chinwe; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Sanders, Jenn – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
In response to the dearth of research on K to 6 teacher preparation for teaching writing, we investigated writing methods course instructors' course assignments. Participants' courses met the following criteria: (a) Courses taken by undergraduate elementary teacher candidates; (b) Writing methods courses; (c) Use of exemplary writing instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Assignments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
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Frankel, Katherine K.; Fields, Susan S. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
Despite evidence that youths' literacy practices and identities are important contributors to literacy learning, studies of secondary literacy instruction often focus on understanding classroom storylines from the perspectives of teachers and schools. The purpose of this case study was to examine how one youth, Leo, shaped the storyline of his…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Literacy, Student Empowerment
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Hunt, Carolyn S. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
A techno-rational perspective of teaching and learning is common as teachers are increasingly inundated with messages of measurement, standardization, and accountability. Within this perspective, teacher development is seen as mastery of skills, teachers' learning is conceptualized as linear with a predetermined and predictable trajectory, and the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Interaction, Middle School Teachers
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Copp, Stefanie B.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Invernizzi, Marcia A. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
Orthographic knowledge is information about the writing system stored in memory that children draw upon to read and write. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the ways in which kindergarten teachers use verbal scaffolds to support children's development of orthographic knowledge during writing instruction. This case study of four…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Writing Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Lane, Holly B.; Gutlohn, Linda; van Dijk, Wilhelmina – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
Knowledge of morphemes, the smallest meaningful units within words, contributes to word reading skills, vocabulary, and text comprehension. However, selecting which morphemes to teach can present a challenge for teachers. To date, researchers have not systematically analyzed morphemes in English words to determine which ones are most useful for…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Academic Language, Computational Linguistics, Teaching Methods
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Finkelstein, Carla – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
Literacy coaching has become a prevalent model of professional development (PD) that embodies the characteristics of high-quality teacher learning. At the same time, many literacy coaches have experienced the practice as fraught with tensions, both for coaches and teachers. This paper focuses on the relational dynamics in literacy coaching,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Coaching (Performance), Discourse Analysis, Instructional Improvement
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Leighton, Christine M.; Ford-Connors, Evelyn; Proctor, C. Patrick; Wyatt, Jennifer – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This article explores how a second-grade teacher challenged and supported students of varying language and literacy abilities to engage with complex material during a 14-week read-aloud unit focused on historical change-makers, and how engagement and comprehension through talk and writing changed for five purposefully selected students.…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Language Skills, English Language Learners
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Lewkowich, David – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This paper details the visual responses created by a group of preservice teachers reading a series of contemporary graphic novels about adolescence. Visual response is here understood as an interpretive methodology of transmediation, informed by theorists of multimodal literacies as well as particular forms of psychoanalytic inquiry related to…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Adolescents, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Ahmed, Kathryn Struthers – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
The divide between university and classroom is a longstanding issue in teacher education. The disconnect between sociocultural theory often endorsed by universities and more behaviorist practices frequently enacted in classrooms is particularly acute in elementary literacy instruction--and is often exacerbated in high-poverty schools that tend to…
Descriptors: School Districts, Literacy Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Poverty
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