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Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (editor), Lynne EF McKechnie (editor), Knut Oterholm (editor) 2016

Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (Editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (Editor), Lynne Ef Mckechnie (Editor), Knut Oterholm (Editor)

Paulette Rothbauer

This book is about the experience of reading—what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives people to read, and, conversely, what halts the individual in the pursuit of the pleasures of reading. The authors consider reading in all of its richness as they explore readers’ relationships with diverse textual and digital forms. 

This edited volume is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The first provides insights into ways of seeing, thinking, and conceptualizing the experience of reading. The second features a variety of individual and social practices ...


Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (editor), Lynne EF McKechnie (editor), Knut Oterholm (editor) 2016

Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (Editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (Editor), Lynne Ef Mckechnie (Editor), Knut Oterholm (Editor)

Paulette Rothbauer

This book is about the experience of reading—what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives people to read, and, conversely, what halts the individual in the pursuit of the pleasures of reading. The authors consider reading in all of its richness as they explore readers’ relationships with diverse textual and digital forms. 

This edited volume is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The first provides insights into ways of seeing, thinking, and conceptualizing the experience of reading. The second features a variety of individual and social practices ...


Floodables, Kayann Short 2016 University of Colorado, retired faculty

Floodables, Kayann Short

Mad River Review

No abstract provided.


Looking Beyond Test Scores: An Approach To Reading Assessment, Claudia Grose 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Looking Beyond Test Scores: An Approach To Reading Assessment, Claudia Grose

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

The following article grew out of four workshops presented in 1988 to educational evaluators, psychologists, and social workers at the New York City Board of Education. The workshops responded to requests to place the conventional assessment tools regularly used by these professionals into the context of recent research. Beyond the familiar tools and the themes developed here, a number of alternative assessment procedures are beginning to gain currency, opening avenues for new and creative ways to evaluate reading and writing. Until those new procedures gain wider acceptance, it is useful to consider how existing tools can be used more humanely ...


The Effects Of Script On Reading Development Of Farsi And Arabic Bilinguals, Fatemeh Hosseini Almadani 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Effects Of Script On Reading Development Of Farsi And Arabic Bilinguals, Fatemeh Hosseini Almadani

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Knowledge of orthographic depth, the degree of letter-sound consistency, is one of the important skills that must be acquired by beginning readers. Vowelized Arabic and Farsi scripts are consistent in terms of grapheme-phoneme mappings and beginning readers should find it easier to read regular and consistent words. However, vowels are removed from Farsi and Arabic texts read by more experienced learners, which make these script forms more challenging for readers. Sixty students who were learning to read Farsi or Arabic (age range of 7-14 years) were tested for reading ability as well as cognitive and phonological processing in two languages ...


The Effects Of Reader's Theater On Reading Comprehension And Fluency Of Fifth-Grade Students, Laura Ashley Black 2016 Walden University

The Effects Of Reader's Theater On Reading Comprehension And Fluency Of Fifth-Grade Students, Laura Ashley Black

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, an estimated 75% of students who are poor readers in 3rd grade continue to be poor readers in 9th grade. Although much research has been conducted on this topic, engaging and successful reading programs that put theory into practice are scarce. Reader's theater is a strategy students use to collaborate, rehearse, and critique one another while the teacher offers support and modeling. The research questions addressed the effectiveness of using Reader's Theater to improve scores in reading fluency and comprehension. LaBerge and Samuels' automaticity theory was used ...


All The World's A Page: Towards A Definition Of 'Writer' In An Age Of Opportunity, Susan Norton 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

All The World's A Page: Towards A Definition Of 'Writer' In An Age Of Opportunity, Susan Norton

Articles

This article considers the status of the writer at a time when publication is no longer elusive, given the immediacy of online dissemination. For those who identify as writers, it looks at the implications of blogging, social media, entrepreneurial self-publishing, and scholarly open access journals, including so-called ‘predatory’ ones. It argues for a distinction between day-to-day writing and composition, and seeks to establish a category for the writer that takes account of deliberation, craft, and readership. It juxtaposes the creative activity of Jack Kerouac, Virginia Woolf, Truman Capote, and Mother Goose against the linguist John McWhorter’s convincing dismissal of ...


Characters Through Time, Alyssa Venezia, Stephen Shepherd 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Characters Through Time, Alyssa Venezia, Stephen Shepherd

Honors Thesis

T. S. Eliot once wrote that we “often find that not only the best, but the most individual parts of [an author’s] work may be those in which the dead poets, his ancestors, assert their immortality most vigorously” (Eliot 37). By focusing on character adaptations, one comes to understand how authors of children’s books are able to adapt classic literature into age-appropriate texts that retain the merits of the original. Five sets of characters shall be analyzed to demonstrate the success of the adaptations presented in children’s literature. In the first, Sir Bedivere from Sir Thomas Malory ...


Reading Matters: What The Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries And Community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, Paulette Rothbauer 2015

Reading Matters: What The Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries And Community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne (E.F.) Mckechnie, Paulette Rothbauer

Paulette Rothbauer

Drawing upon data published in a variety of scholarly journals, monographs in education, cultural studies, media studies, and libraries and information studies, as well as their own research findings, these authors shatter some of the popular myths about reading and offer a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader. By providing a road map to research findings on reading, reader-response, audiences, genres, the value of popular culture, the social nature of reading, and the role of libraries in promoting literacy and reading, this guide offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a ...


Individual Differences And The Impact Of Forward And Backward Causal Relations On The Online Processing Of Narratives, Stephen Briner, Christopher Kurby, Danielle McNamara 2015 Sacred Heart University

Individual Differences And The Impact Of Forward And Backward Causal Relations On The Online Processing Of Narratives, Stephen Briner, Christopher Kurby, Danielle Mcnamara

Stephen W. Briner

This paper investigated the impact of causality on reading time by examining the contributions of forward antecedent and backward consequence connections. Undergraduate students read four narrative texts, sentence by sentence. Reading times for each sentence were regressed onto the number of antecedents connecting forward to a sentence and backward to prior sentences. Overall, forward antecedents and backward consequences explained unique variance in reading times, with increases in antecedents and consequences predicting decreases in reading time. However, causal consequences did not contribute unique variance to participants with higher literature knowledge. Further, the presence of forward antecedents significantly attenuated reading time differences ...


Remake As Erasure In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Andrew Slade 2015 University of Dayton

Remake As Erasure In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) was remade as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) by Marcus Nispel. The remake erases the progressive critique of gender and family life in the United States that Hooper’s film screened and replaces that critique with a reactionary vision of sex, gender and family in the United States of the early twenty-first century.


Oregon Reading Instructional Materials And Practices Statewide Survey Executive Summary, Sue Lenski, Dot McElhone, Mindy Legard Larson, Maika Yeigh, Carol Lauritzen, Amanda Villagómez, Dennis Davis, Marie LeJeune, Melanie Landon-Hays 2015 Portland State University

Oregon Reading Instructional Materials And Practices Statewide Survey Executive Summary, Sue Lenski, Dot Mcelhone, Mindy Legard Larson, Maika Yeigh, Carol Lauritzen, Amanda Villagómez, Dennis Davis, Marie Lejeune, Melanie Landon-Hays

Faculty Publications

This study reports the results of a survey of a representative sample of 1,206 K-6 classroom and 7-12 English Language Arts teachers in Oregon to learn 1) what reading instructional materials are currently being used, 2) what reading instructional materials teachers would prefer, 3) what reading instructional materials teachers wanted to have included on the state approved materials list, and 4) what instructional practices teachers use. Results indicated that in grades K-6 basal/core reading programs were the predominant material in use, but that these teachers preferred to use trade books. The majority of grades 7-12 English Language Arts ...


郁达夫"一层雨"析疑, Dezhi HAN 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

郁达夫"一层雨"析疑, Dezhi Han

Mr. HAN Dezhi

本文讨论郁达夫 (1595一1944) 在《故都的秋》里使用"一层雨"这词的用意,并看看此词是否在现代汉语规范之内。


E-Readers, Computer Screens, Or Paper: Does Reading Comprehension Change Across Media Platforms?, Sara Margolin, Michael Toland, Casey Driscoll, Jennifer Kegler 2015 The College at Brockport

E-Readers, Computer Screens, Or Paper: Does Reading Comprehension Change Across Media Platforms?, Sara Margolin, Michael Toland, Casey Driscoll, Jennifer Kegler

Jennifer Little Kegler

The present research examined the impact of technology on reading comprehension. While previous research has examined memory for text, and yielded mixed results of the impact technology has on one’s ability to remember what they have read, the reading literature has not yet examined comprehension. In comparing paper, computers, and e-readers, results from this study indicated that these three different presentation modes do not differentially affect comprehension of narrative or expository text. Additionally, readers were not consistently compensating for difficulties with comprehension by engaging in different reading behaviors when presented with text in different formats. These results suggest that ...


Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association 2015 Marshall University

Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association

Appalink

No abstract provided.


Through A Wheat Field; To A Pond, Ian Mikyska 2015 Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Through A Wheat Field; To A Pond, Ian Mikyska

The Goose

Poetry by Ian Mikyska


Examining Whether School Finances And Academic Achievement Predict The Quality Of Reading Intervention Implementation In Response-To-Intervention, Joshua Anderw Looser 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Examining Whether School Finances And Academic Achievement Predict The Quality Of Reading Intervention Implementation In Response-To-Intervention, Joshua Anderw Looser

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine how financial capacity and reading achievement contribute to the implementation of high-quality reading interventions in the context of RtI. As a secondary research interest, the relationship between reading achievement and intervention intensity was examined. Financial capacity was operationalized in terms of per-pupil expenditure, while achievement was examined based on performance on the state standardized test. The quality of reading interventions was defined by four indicators: 1) evidence-based reading interventions, 2) psychometrically sound progress monitoring, 3) treatment integrity measures, and 4) interventionist training. Data regarding these four indicators and intervention intensity were obtained ...


Improving Comprehension With Think-Aloud Strategies: Modeling What Good Readers Do, Jeffrey Wilhelm 2015 Boise State University

Improving Comprehension With Think-Aloud Strategies: Modeling What Good Readers Do, Jeffrey Wilhelm

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Today's new standards, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), feature actions that center on production—write, research...information, draw evidence, produce, and publish—and call for making classrooms places of productivity and creativity. Jeffrey Wilhelm shows us how your students become active readers who can effectively control and use a wide range of "think-aloud" strategies" that mirror the moves of expert readers and teach them to engage visually, emotionally, and intellectually with the text.

Wilhelm presents dozens of motivating ideas using think-alouds that energize students before, during, and after reading. This book, one title in a three-book series ...


Heritage Learner To Professional Interpreter: Who Are Deaf-Parented Interpreters And How Do They Achieve Professional Status?, Amy Williamson 2015 Western Oregon University

Heritage Learner To Professional Interpreter: Who Are Deaf-Parented Interpreters And How Do They Achieve Professional Status?, Amy Williamson

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

Individuals who have one or more deaf parent can be considered heritage learners of a signed language (Compton, 2014; Valdes, 2005). These individuals have had language brokering experiences (Napier, in press) before entering a formal program or attending any training to become an interpreter. Despite the experiences and skills they bring to the classroom and the profession of ASL/ English interpreting, deaf-parented interpreters anecdotally say that educational opportunities do not account for their specific needs and skill-set. The relationship between demographic characteristics of ASL/English interpreters who have one or more deaf parent, including their linguistic environments during formative years ...


Dear Tutor, Lisa Bisso 2015 SUNY Plattsburgh

Dear Tutor, Lisa Bisso

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

Lisa Bisso's poems are a dialogue between a freshman and an experienced tutor. The tutor reaches out to the freshman to describe why tutoring is important.


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