Search results for: Reading instruction
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Use of the Outdoor Classroom and Nature-Study to Support Science and Literacy Learning: A Narrative Case Study of a Third-Grade Classroom
The author describes a case study of an exemplary third grade teacher’s use of the outdoor classroom for meeting both state science and language arts standards. The data reveal that this teacher’s early life experiences supported her strong interest in science and nature in the outdoors and experiencing it with her children.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2013
Building Caring Relationships between a Teacher and Students in a Teacher Preparation Program Word-by-Word, Moment-by-Moment
The authors' purpose was to illustrate the process by which caring relationships between students and their teacher educator developed in the context of preservice reading preparation that made use of online communication as one class activity.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
This paper examines ways in which the current policy context influences teaching and explores the challenges these influences pose for research on teaching. To illustrate this potential policy impact, the authors focus on three core dimensions of teaching: who is the teacher, is teaching practice stable or changing, and what constitutes teaching quality.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
In this article, the authors focus on one aspect of instruction, the extent of cognitive demand that characterizes reading and mathematics instruction in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. The authors wanted to explore whether the instructional styles of teachers who teach in both subject areas exhibited similar amounts of cognitive demand. The findings suggest that the level of cognitive demand exhibited in the tasks teachers pose and the responses and work of students are similar in mathematics and reading.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
The purpose of this article is to focus a philosophical lens on quality teaching in general, and the High-Quality Teaching (HQT) study in particular, an examination of what teachers do to help fourth- and fifth-grade students succeed in reading and mathematics. The authors' intent is to demonstrate how such philosophical scrutiny can lead to a fuller understanding of high-quality teaching in its varied manifestations.
Updated: May. 23, 2012
This paper uses a mixed-methods approach to discuss three challenges that educational researchers face .The authors describe their own attempts to address these challenges in a longitudinal study of reading and mathematics instruction in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in moderate- to high-poverty schools.
Updated: May. 23, 2012
The authors investigated the impact of tutoring and observing on preservice teachers’ reading self-efficacy and content knowledge. Participants reading efficacy and content knowledge were compared. Results showed that both groups reported growth in reading self-efficacy and content knowledge.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
Developing Social Skills Training and Literacy Instruction Pedagogy Through Service Learning: An Integrated Model of Teacher Preparation
This exploratory study examined the authors' utilization of two service-learning tutoring programs with preservice teachers (PSTs). The PSTs were assigned to either Tutor-Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies (TAILS) or Book Partners (BP) tutoring program and taught one of the tutoring programs with identified kindergarten or first-grade struggling readers. The findings reveal that the TAILS journals were more informative, included very specific social skills details. TAILS journals reported twice as many classroom social behaviors when compared to the BP journals.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
The Role of Teachers’ Cognitive Support in Motivating Young Hong Kong Chinese Children to Read and Enhancing Reading Comprehension
The present study investigated the relationship between young Chinese children’s motivation, teachers’ use of motivating instructional strategies and children’s reading comprehension. The theoretical framework of the present study was based Motivating Instructional Contexts Inventory that postulated that teachers’ cognitive support could motivate Chinese students to learn. In conclusion, this study indicates how teachers can provide cognitive support in reading classrooms through providing students with challenging tasks, stimulating students’ curiosity about the reading materials, and recognising students’ efforts in reading comprehension.
Updated: Nov. 01, 2011
This article examines how two pre-service teachers learn to take up definitions of local literacies in their work with students from racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse backgrounds in practicum settings. They use approximations in literacy teaching to design practices with students, demonstrating the process of becoming a teacher of literacy.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011