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Bledsoe, Christie; Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Martinez, Elda – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2019
Today's student must be able to work in an online environment. This often presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Many text features such as titles, headings, authors, and copyrights are easily transferable from paper to an online format; however, orientation and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Literacy
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Babino, Alexandra; Araujano, Juan J.; Maxwell, Marie L. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2019
In most cases, the curriculum chosen for wide-use does not mirror or address the pressing needs of bi/multilingual learners, especially for those who are in middle and high school settings. In light of this and the increasingly negative national discourse surrounding minoritized students, our focus in this article is to offer in-service teachers a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Social Justice, Children, Childrens Literature
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Watts-Taffe, Susan; Gwinn, Carolyn B.; Forrest, Chris – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2019
The Four Es (Explain, Engage, Extend, Examine) is a concrete approach to incorporating research-based practice into daily vocabulary instruction by focusing on the pivotal role of teacher and student talk in word learning. Specifically, teachers use language that is understandable to students, identify misunderstandings and correct them within a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Learner Engagement, Language Usage
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Yearta, Lindsay; Helf, Shawnna; Harris, Lisa – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
Our students' voices matter; their stories are important. Digital tools can help students craft and publish their stories for wide, varied, authentic audiences. As little as a decade ago, it was difficult and expensive to publish digital stories. Given the myriad of apps and tools now available, teachers in elementary, middle, and high school…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Landreth, Shelly – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
Choral reading is reading in unison, like a chorus, with the teacher taking the lead (Rasinski, 1989). It is highly efficient because all students practice at the same time (Paige & Magpuri-Lavell, 2014). It is also effective with struggling readers and English Learners because of the "tent of anonymity" it provides when readers read…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Group Instruction
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Abel, Carolyn Davidson; Abel, Charles Frederick – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
How did Cuba erase illiteracy in a single year? How did they combine both a phonics approach with the constructivist meaning-based model for teaching reading that we cannot seem to manage here in the states? This paper seeks to shed light on Cuba's impressive 1961 National Literacy Campaign and reflects upon implications for early literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Illiteracy, Educational Change
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McCrocklin, Shannon; Slater, Tammy – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
This article introduces an approach that middle-school teachers can follow to help their students carry out linguistic-based literary analyses. As an example, it draws on Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) to show how J.K. Rowling used language to characterize Hermione as an intelligent female in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Story Grammar, Teaching Methods, Text Structure
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Baker, Sheila F.; McEnery, Lillian – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
Close Reading utilizes several strategies to help readers think more critically about a text. Close reading can be performed within the context of shared readings, read-alouds by the teacher, literature discussion groups, and guided reading groups. Students attempting to more closely read difficult texts may benefit from technologies and platforms…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Greenberg, Janice – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
A speech-language pathologist and former primary teacher who is now a researcher conducting action research with kindergarten teachers in northern rural Canadian classrooms collaborate in an analysis of one teacher's interactions with her students in a dramatic play center. We use three principles to show how the teacher supports children's…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Literacy, Oral Language, Intervention
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Brooks. Benita R. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
House Bill (HB) 2237 (80th Legislature), Section 6: Adolescent Reading Assessment requires districts and public charter schools to administer the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA) or some other state approved alternative assessment to students in grade seven who do not demonstrate reading proficiency on the grade six state reading…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Lain, Sheryl – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
This article details the secondary English teacher's application of a reader's workshop to teach literature.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers
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Rasisnski, Timothy; Stokes, Faida; Young, Chase – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
Reader's Theater is a transformative and influential instructional tool for reading with far-reaching benefits for all students. Teachers are critical players in the use of Readers Theater in classroom; the effects of Reader's Theater are a direct result of a teacher's involvement. These effects include an increase in word recognition, fluency,…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Word Recognition
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Sanderson, Donna – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
The idea of using plastic bottle caps to enhance children's literacy and math skills was introduced in a pre-kindergarten methods and field class at West Chester University. We wanted an essentially cost-free way to create fun, hands-on, educational games for young students to learn basic skills supporting the Common Core State Standards (adopted…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Skill Development, Preschool Children
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Velten, Justin; Mokhtari, Kouider – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
In this brief report, we share three challenges we encountered when designing and implementing an after school intervention program for an ethnically diverse group of middle grade underachieving readers. We also offer practical solutions to help guide middle school teams in anticipating and addressing potential problems when putting in place…
Descriptors: Barriers, After School Programs, Intervention, Student Diversity
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Szabo, Susan; Golden, Freida – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
Children's background experiences not only make them unique individuals, but also impact their interactions with texts because of their varied schema. Teachers who work with children should keep in mind Gregory Smith's (2002) five thematic patterns (cultural studies, nature studies, real world problem solving, internship and entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Bibliographies, Thematic Approach, Place Based Education
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