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Young, Chase; Ortlieb, Evan – Reading Psychology, 2018
This article describes how secondary teachers might implement readers theater in their classrooms. In addition to reading fluency, this five-day format also explicitly targets reading comprehension and vocabulary. Each day of the week requires students to engage in various activities aimed to develop diverse components of reading as well as…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Scales, Roya Qualls; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Young, Janet; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Lenski, Susan; Dobler, Elizabeth; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Chambers, Sandra A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This longitudinal study, framed by activity theory, examines what seven novice teachers' talk and actions reveal about their literacy teaching practices then delves into mediating influences of the teaching context. Utilizing collective, multi-case methods, data sources included interviews, observations, and artifacts. Findings indicate novices…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Nokes, Jeffery D. – Reading Psychology, 2010
In spite of calls for increased literacy instruction in secondary content classes, there appears to be little change in practice. One reason for this may be that content area literacy courses inadequately prepared teachers to teach literacy skills specific to their content area. This article describes a program that embeds content area literacy…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Literacy Education, Content Area Reading
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Quirk, Matthew; Unrau, Norman; Ragusa, Gisele; Rueda, Robert; Lim, Hyo; Velasco, Alejandra; Fujii, Kayoko; Bowers, Erica; Nemerouf, Ann; Loera, Gustavo – Reading Psychology, 2010
This study examined teachers' beliefs about motivating students to read through the development of a new survey questionnaire. The current investigation reports on initial tests of the scale's reliability and validity. The items for this measure were developed from an engagement perspective to reflect the motivational constructs represented in an…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Validity, Student Motivation, Reading Motivation
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Gomez, Kimberley – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examines teachers' beliefs about themselves as literate people and how those beliefs translate into classroom literary practice. Using a multi-method approach, it explores the private literate selves (via diary, survey, and interviews) of twelve K-12 teachers and establishes a foundational understanding of the influence of the social…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics
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Kucan, Linda – Reading Psychology, 2009
Although text-based discussions are considered by many literacy researchers and educators to be optimal contexts for teaching students how to comprehend text, a discussion is an ill-structured instructional space with complicated demands. A challenge for teacher educators is to acknowledge this complexity and provide ways for teachers to learn how…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Reflective Teaching, Masters Degrees
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Heller, Mary F. – Reading Psychology, 1986
Describes a directed reading and writing lesson that uses the power of the composing process throughout content area lessons to enhance reading comprehension. Uses a fifth grade science lesson as a model. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Directed Reading Activity, Grade 5
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Morris, Darrell – Reading Psychology, 1986
Discusses three principles for use by volunteer tutors to use in monitoring children's oral reading: (1) maintaining an adequate pace in the lesson, (2) helping students make sense of what they read, and (3) helping the student to read what is actually on the page. (FL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Feedback, Listening Skills, Oral Reading
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Wixson, Karen K; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1985
Describes learning activities that promote the teaching of reading and writing together within the context of basal materials. Presents an example of how these activities were used in a second-grade classroom. (FL)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Grade 2, Integrated Activities, Language Acquisition
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Wepner, Shelley B. – Reading Psychology, 1987
Addresses how word processing, with its prevision, writing, and revision tools, facilitates connections between reading and writing. Suggests that with or without electronic tools, students need to be critical readers of their own writing. (JK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Editing, Electronic Equipment