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Bledsoe, Christie; Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Martinez, Elda – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2019
Today's student must be able to work in an online environment. This often presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Many text features such as titles, headings, authors, and copyrights are easily transferable from paper to an online format; however, orientation and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Literacy
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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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Lindley, Sarah; Giles, Rebecca M.; Tunks, Karyn – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2016
Decades of research have focused on the impact of summer learning loss and effective tools in stemming the flow of knowledge lost during summer break. While reading lists have become a standard practice for addressing students' needs to maintain learning levels over the summer months, very little research has been conducted on the book lists…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Materials, Books, Grade 8
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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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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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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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Pilgrim, Jodi; Martinez, Elda E. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2013
In the twenty-first century, literacy skills increasingly reflect technology use and the abilities necessary to problem-solve, collaborate, and present information through multi-media. As technology becomes more readily available to all students, concepts of literacy change. Researchers and theorists from various disciplines define and describe…
Descriptors: Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Vasinda, Sheri; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie; Durham, Patricia – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2013
When browsing through professional catalogs or attending national conferences, one cannot help but notice the growing emphasis on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). So, what does this mean for Texas teachers? As part of a special four-part series in our Texas Journal of Literacy Education, a special task force from the TALE Board will share…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Reading Skills