Search results for: Reading
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This case study describes how 18 preservice teachers learned to nurture literary meaning-making via activities based on Louise Rosenblatt's Reader Response Theory within a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE). The authors found that these preservice teachers were able to learn about a technology integration activity within the context of building English Language Arts (ELA) pedagogical content knowledge.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2016
Intertwining Digital Content and a One-To-One Laptop Environment in Teaching and Learning: Lessons from the Time To Know Program
This research provides a comprehensive look at a constructivist one-to-one computing program’s effects on teaching and learning practices as well as student learning achievements. Findings indicated consistent and highly positive findings of the efficacy of a constructivist one-to-one computing program in terms of student math and reading achievement, differentiation in teaching and learning, higher student attendance, and decreased disciplinary actions.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
The goal of this study is to describe an intervention intended to improve preservice teachers’ understanding of phonological awareness. The participants were teacher candidates, who randomly assigned to watch a Content Acquisition Podcast on phonological awareness significantly outperformed matched peers who read a practitioner-friendly article on the same topic.
Updated: Apr. 15, 2015
Student Teachers’ Perceptions of Reading and the Teaching of Reading: The Implications for Teacher Education
This article reports on findings form a study which, identified perceptions of reading and the teaching of reading held by trainee teachers. The study also identified the impact on the author's provision as a teacher educator. It found that students’ past and present experiences of learning to read and being a reader influenced their perceptions of what reading is and of what it means to teach reading. As a teacher educator, the author is not able to give students long experience of seeing children becoming readers. However, she is able to give them richer experiences of reading in personally and culturally relevant contexts.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2015
Adolescents' Comprehension and Content Area Education Students' Perceptions: Benefits from One-on-One Tutoring
This research study analyzed the effectiveness of content-area education students tutoring adolescents and documented changes in the attitudes of the education students over time. The tutors tested the reading comprehension of both the 46 students they tutored and 47 students they did not. Results revealed that both the tutees and tutors gained from this experience. Tutors indicated that adolescents grew in their self-esteem and self-confidence due to the positive relationships that developed throughout the tutoring experience. Secondly, significant changes in the attitudes of the content area students toward implementing reading strategies were noted following the one-on-one tutoring experiences and instruction in the college literacy class.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2013
This study aimed to explore the ways in which teacher-education programs help teachers to embrace and critique technology, and literacies they engender, in teaching reading at the middle-school level. The findings reveal that that the middle-grades teacher-education programs encouraged the use of a range of technology tools, from traditional through information/communication to multimedia applications. However, many of the multimodal texts and media that preservice teachers were exposed to or explored for classroom use in teacher-education programs were older-generation applications.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
In this article, the authors examine the National Early Literacy Panel report. The authors explore the report from two complementary vantage points: (a) the historical tradition of research syntheses in reading research, beginning with Chall and extending through the NELP report, and (b) other recent attempts to examine or synthesize early reading development.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The authors argue that although the National Early Literacy Panel report provides an important distillation of research, the manner in which the data are reported underrepresents the importance of language. Unlike code-related skills that develop rapidly during the years studied, language develops over an extended time span. Because it is relatively difficult to devise interventions that dramatically alter children’s language abilities, the authors of this response are concerned that schools will target the more malleable code-based skills.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
This study examined the relationship between the past and current reading habits of pre-service teachers in relation to their reading and writing abilities. Teacher candidates who received higher scores on the comprehension subtest of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test recalled a higher degree of early school emphasis on enjoying stories and mastering reading skills, frequent childhood visits to the library, frequently being read to as a child and a higher degree of enjoyment associated with reading.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010
Family, Neighborhood, and School Settings Across Seasons: When Do Socioeconomic Context and Racial Composition Matter for the Reading Achievement Growth of Young Children?
This quantitative study employs a seasonal perspective to assess the degree to which neighborhood and school contexts affect the reading achievement growth of young children. The authors found that neighborhood social context mattered substantially for students’ reading achievement levels at school entry and for their reading achievement growth during the summer.The authors recommend that policy makers attend to the quality of neighborhood and school settings as a means of promoting literacy development for young children.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010