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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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Willson, Angeli Marie; Falcon, Lori Ann – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
This article examines how elementary public school teachers in South Texas are implementing a balanced literacy approach in light of the expectations of accountability for student performance. For more than three decades, Texas schools have felt, and continue to feel, the pressure of accountability. Therefore, it becomes essential to investigate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Accountability, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education
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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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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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Woodruff, Amanda H.; Griffin, Robert A. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
A fresh look at the reader response theory to enhance student comprehension through meaningful interactions with literature, this paper explores the instructional implications of a reader response approach in secondary classrooms and examines its role in fostering students' critical reading and thinking skills. The approach promotes transaction…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Secondary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
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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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Pilgrim, J. Michael; Pilgrim, Jodi – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
This article presents virtual reality as a tool for classroom literacy instruction. Building on the traditional use of images as a way to scaffold prior knowledge, we extend this idea to share ways virtual reality enables experiential learning through field trip-like experiences. The use of technology tools such Google Street view, Google…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Computer Simulation, Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology
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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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Stover, Katie; O'Rear, Allison; Morris, Carolyn – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
Research suggests that additional reading instruction is necessary to support struggling adolescent readers. In addition to time allocated for reading and access to appropriately leveled texts, many students need teacher support in learning and implementing a range of reading strategies. As a high school English teacher and a middle school Social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reading Difficulties, Student Needs, Tutoring
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Swicegood, Philip; Miller, Melinda – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
Literacy instruction for students with mild to moderate special needs should include authentic literature. Literature-based reading instruction provides time for students to develop new knowledge and strategies in a supportive context. When reading instruction occurs in an inclusion classroom, it also allows time for general education and special…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Team Teaching, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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Chiarelli, MaryAnne; Szabo, Susan; Williams, Susan – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
This study examined the use of a free behavioral management software program to see if it was successful to help first grade students recognize and self-monitor their behaviors while working in centers during teacher directed guided reading time. The study found that ClassDojo had a positive impact on these first grade students' behaviors and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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