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Zoch, Melody; Adams-Budde, Melissa; Langston-Demott, Brooke – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
The authors present the experiences of Wyatt, a nine-year-old whose mother described him as a struggling writer, in a summer digital writing camp. The authors consider how Wyatt was positioned as a writer at camp and how this may have differed from his experiences at school. They found that for Wyatt, being able to compose with digital tools along…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Student Writing Models, Electronic Publishing, Student Experience
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Butler, Melinda S.; Votteler, Nancy K. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
When Debbie Miller, educational consultant and author of "Reading with Meaning" (2013) and "Teaching with Intention" (2008) visited a Title I elementary school in Texas, the instructional reading coach was challenged in her thinking about best practices for independent reading. Ms. Miller's visit included modeling interactive…
Descriptors: Reflection, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Durham, Patricia; Raymond, Roberta D. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
This study examined how purposely exposing students to types of "tagging" opportunities for metacognitive reading skills strengthened cognitive reading fluency, or the fluidity and awareness of thinking, applying, and reflecting on their critical reading skills. Additionally, another purpose was to uncover if becoming metacognitively…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Metacognition, Reading Fluency
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Gaffner, Jacqueline; Johnson, Kary; Torres-Elias, Annette; Dryden, Lisa – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of collaborative efforts between a large metropolitan school district and the school of education at an area urban university. A reading clinic, in which university students conducted small guided reading group lessons with elementary students reading below grade level, was established through…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Individualized Instruction, College School Cooperation
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Delony, Sheila; Smith Morgan, Ellen; Howell, Kaitlyn Leah – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2013
The purpose of this case study was to identify the role of reading response in two elementary classrooms: one first-grade and one fourth-grade. The study examined the structured and incidental opportunities students had for response, the formats of their responses and the utility of the responses to each teacher. Qualitative data collection…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 4