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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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Saccomano, Doreen – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
Close Reading is a strategy that can be used when reading challenging text. This strategy requires teachers to provide scaffolding, and create opportunities for think-alouds and rereading of text in order to help students become active readers who focus on finding text-based support for their answers. In addition, teachers must also be aware of…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Reading Strategies
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Grote-Garcia, Stephanie; Durham, Patricia – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2013
Reading comprehension requires thoughtful interactions between the reader, the text, and the author. The author may assist the reader in building meaning by creating purposefully crafted conversations that are organized into predictable patterns also known as patterned books. In this article, three predictable patterns found within children's text…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Books, Reader Text Relationship