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Diego-Medrano, Elsa; Coneway, Betty; Williams, Judy D. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
This study was conducted to explore teacher candidates' reactions and perceptions regarding their participation in inquiry circles and to discover how the experience influenced their comprehension of an informational text. The 98 teacher candidates involved in this study were enrolled in a children's literature course at a four-year university.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Response, Nonfiction
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Curry, Daphney L.; Reeves, Emily; Mcintyre, Christina J. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
Home literacy practices are extremely important in developing early language and literacy skills. Children from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds may be at risk, not because their family literacy practices are inferior, but because their culturally defined literacy practices may not be consistent with school literacy expectations. To…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Literacy, Qualitative Research, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Welsh, Kimberly – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
This one-year exploratory case study attempted to discern which adjustments in culture, physical classroom environment, and instruction were needed to improve reading instruction in ailing K-2 classrooms at Lion Elementary School. A holistic approach was created to diagnose the problem surrounding poor early reading achievement. After proper…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Improvement, Reading Instruction, Elementary Schools
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Cummins, Amy – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
Analyzing Meg Medina's young adult novel "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" (2013) through the lens of multidisciplinary research on school bullying provides a case study in using young adult literature (YAL) to stimulate high school discussions about bullying. Strategies for using anti-bullying YAL and recommendations of additional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Adolescent Literature, Bullying, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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