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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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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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Sharp, Laurie A. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed by President Barack Obama and became the United States' current national education law (United States Department of Education [U.S. DOE], n.d.). The ESSA was a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Unlike previous…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy
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Sinclair, Becky; Szabo, Susan – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
Legible penmanship is important. However, young students have difficulty producing legible handwriting (Marr, Windsor, & Cermak, 2001). As legible handwriting is a benefit for both the students and the teachers in the classroom setting, this study examined if pencil size had an impact on preschool and kindergarten students' handwriting. The…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Young Children
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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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Elley, Sara – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
This six-week biliotherapy study was developed to determine if using children's literature books to help students think about, understand, and work through social and emotional issues helped third grade students' develop more social and emotional skills (Sullivan & Strang, 2002). Data collection included pre- and post-surveys, interruption…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Bibliotherapy, Teaching Methods