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Young, Chase – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
This article describes an action research project undertaken by a second grade teacher looking for research-based ways to increase his students' reading comprehension. He designed fifteen comprehension workstations and evaluated their effect on his second graders' reading comprehension scores as measured by district Imagination Station…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Reading Comprehension, Workstations, Action Research
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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
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