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Holm, Daniel – Reading Improvement, 2012
Adults and children around the world are actively engaged in making the environment a better place. Their efforts include recycling, adopting whales and acres of the rain forest, as well as, cleaning up after oil spills and revitalizing eco-systems. This caring for the environment is what is defined in this article as "environmental empathy in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caring, Empathy, Environmental Education
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Burgess, Stephen R.; Sargent, Stephan; Smith, Melinda; Hill, Nancy; Morrison, Susan – Reading Improvement, 2011
Several authors have suggested that a teacher's ability to encourage a disposition to read may be linked to their personal reading habits and views of literacy. This study examined the relationship between elementary school teachers' reading habits, knowledge of children's literature, and their use of literacy best practices in the classroom. One…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Habits, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Halsey, Pamela – Reading Improvement, 2005
Mathematics textbook publishers often include recommended tradebooks to be used in mathematics instruction. Teachers, however, remain unaware of the criteria used by the publishers when making their recommendations. Using Schiro's (1997) standards for assessing mathematics in children's literature, this inquiry assessed the quality of 127…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Elementary School Mathematics, Childrens Literature, Mathematics Teachers
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Cho, Kyung-Sook; Krashen, Stephen – Reading Improvement, 2001
Describes how a single positive experience in self-selected reading of children's books resulted in a profound change in attitudes toward recreational reading among Korean teachers in English as a foreign language. Concludes that after the experience, nearly all teachers reported they were interested in using sustained silent reading in their…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Korean
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Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane; Flood, James – Reading Improvement, 2001
Examines the effects of students' access to print via a community library. Compares knowledge of authors, words, books, and magazines between the students who accessed the community library and students who used the school library. Indicates that the students who visited community libraries outperformed students who did not. (SG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Library Materials, Library Research