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Wilson, Timothy L. -Y.; Fite, Kathy – Reading Improvement, 1997
States that current trends encourage the integration of the curriculum which provides challenges for software programs that have been considered in other curricular areas. Finds that word processing software programs have the capability to not only enhance the mathematics program but also to integrate language arts into this instruction. (PA)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
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Diamantes, Thomas; Collins, Susan R. – Reading Improvement, 2000
Surveys 20 elementary school administrators. Finds they: do not share the same definition of reading, and differ in their perception of which aspects of reading are most important; agreed that teachers and central office personnel established goals for reading programs, and seek advice from teachers and reading supervisors; and felt they best…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Principals
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O'Mallan, Rosa P.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1993
Examines comprehension and summary writing skills of fifth-grade Chamorro students in Guam who received instruction in the Guided Reading Procedure with an added summarizing step. Suggests that additional teacher instruction is needed to improve student understanding of the content area material. (NH)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Pickering, C. Thomas – Reading Improvement, 1989
Describes "whole language" as a new term for literacy instruction which emphasizes application of reading and writing in meaningful contexts. Argues that the theoretical base for whole language is closely related to key ideas of language experience and psycholinguistics, but that whole language represents a new paradigm. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational History, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Experience Approach, Literacy
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Kagan, Dona M. – Reading Improvement, 1988
Evaluates the effectiveness of a sixth grade experimental language arts program designed to teach higher-level thinking skills. Reports on different types of instruments for measuring higher-level thinking skills, including verbal and nonverbal tests of divergent thinking, a nonverbal test of flexible thinking, and a verbal divergent production…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Divergent Thinking