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Gómez González, Juan David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper describes an approach to developing intermediate level reading proficiency through a strategic and iterative use of a discreet set of tasks that combine some of the more common metacognitive theories and strategies that have been published in the past thirty years. The case for incorporating this composite approach into reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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Castro Huertas, Ivon Aleida; Navarro Parra, Lina Jazmín – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
We report on an action research project aimed at developing oral communication in first-graders, using songs as a strategy for young learners to use and enjoy English. It was developed at a Colombian public school over three months. The teacher-researchers attempted to encourage students using simple and amusing songs to help them learn new…
Descriptors: Role, Singing, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Arancibia Aguilera, María Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
A rubric was developed to evaluate laboratory reports written by undergraduate students of astronomy and astrophysics from Universidad Católica de Chile. The process of elaboration, peer validation, and application of the rubric to the evaluation of written tasks extended from August 2011 to August 2012. The instrument proved to be effective as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Astronomy, Research Reports
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Cruz Corzo, Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
With the rise of new tendencies and methodologies in the English as a foreign language field, formal grammar instruction has become unnecessary during the last few years. Institutions and educators have made serious decisions in order to promote a language production which is fluent and coherent. Thus, grammar instruction has been partially…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Becerra Cortés, Ximena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This paper reports on an innovative and action research project which focused on the use of the dictionary and the prior knowledge of Colombian high school students to improve their reading comprehension of short scientific texts. Data collection instruments included students' work gathered during two workshops, field notes, and a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dictionaries, Reading Comprehension, Scientific and Technical Information