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Reading Curriculums And Interventions, Andrew P. Johnson Feb 2019

Reading Curriculums And Interventions, Andrew P. Johnson

Andrew P. Johnson, Ph.D.

This paper describes some ideas for designing and implementing research-based reading interventions for struggling readers (mild, moderate, and severe).


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


Women's Wartime Life Writing In Early Twentieth-Century China, Li Guo Jun 2017

Women's Wartime Life Writing In Early Twentieth-Century China, Li Guo

Li Guo

In her article "Women's Wartime Life Writing in Early Twentieth-Century China" Li Guo discusses military diaries, prison memoirs, and autobiographical reportages. These documents offer rich insights into the political endeavors and military mobility of women. Guo analyzes Bingying Xie's 1928 war diary about the Chinese nationalists' northern expedition, Langi Hu's 1937 book about anti-Japanese activism, and Lang Bai's 1939 reportage about the Sino-Japanese War and argues that these texts allow women to reconfigure the discourse of nation through experimental life writing in order to develop the genre with tales of valor, hope, struggle, and heroism. Guo ...


Bibliography For The Study Of Asian Culture(S) And Globalization, Chien-Hang Liu, Li Guo, I-Chun Wang Jun 2017

Bibliography For The Study Of Asian Culture(S) And Globalization, Chien-Hang Liu, Li Guo, I-Chun Wang

Li Guo

No abstract provided.


Familiar Strangers: International Students In The U.S. Composition Course, Elena Lawrick, Fatima Esseili Jun 2016

Familiar Strangers: International Students In The U.S. Composition Course, Elena Lawrick, Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

This chapter presents selected findings from our study of a well-established ESL writing program at a U.S. university with a large population of international undergraduate students. The study was conducted in all 13 writing sections. The instruments included demographic data from university registrars; one instructor survey, administered at the end of the semester; and two student surveys, one administered at the beginning of the semester and one at the end. The instructor survey response rate was 100% (13 teachers); the student survey response rates were 82.5% (161 students) and 88% (171 students), respectively.

The reported findings inform five ...


Next Steps: Measuring Reading Progress, Ross Turner Jan 2016

Next Steps: Measuring Reading Progress, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

Monitoring progress in literacy requires the international cooperation of the education community, as Ross Turner explains.


School Aged Children : Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context, Janet E. Richmond Jun 2014

School Aged Children : Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context, Janet E. Richmond

Janet E Richmond PhD

Visual discrimination, spatial orientation, and recognition of letters and numbers in context are important issues in helping young students achieve good literacy and numeracy standards. Thus, measures of Visual Discrimination of Upper Case Letters (VDUCL), Visual Discrimination of Lower Case Letters (VDLCL), and Visual Discrimination of Numbers (VDN) as well as Spatial Orientation of Letter and Number Pairs (SOLNP), Form Constancy of Letters and Numbers (FCLNP), Letter and Number Sequencing (LNS), Figure Ground of Letters in Words FGLW) and Figure Ground Numbers in Calculations (FGNC) must be linear and uni-dimensional so that student weaknesses can be identified objectively. The Simple ...


Comparison Of Piaac And Pisa Frameworks For Numeracy And Mathematical Literacy, Iddo Gal, David Tout Jun 2014

Comparison Of Piaac And Pisa Frameworks For Numeracy And Mathematical Literacy, Iddo Gal, David Tout

David (Dave) Tout

This paper describes key aspects of the frameworks for the assessment of adult numeracy and mathematical literacy in PIAAC and PISA, which are OECD two flagship programs for international comparative assessment of competencies. The paper examines commonalities and differences in how the constructs of adult numeracy and mathematical literacy were assessed in PIAAC and PISA, and sketches selected challenges associated with interpretation of results from these surveys.


Selected Bibliography For Work In Reading, Literacy, And Pedagogy, Geert Vandermeersche, Kris Rutten, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Selected Bibliography For Work In Reading, Literacy, And Pedagogy, Geert Vandermeersche, Kris Rutten, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Identity, Migration, And Displacement, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, I-Chun Wang, Hsiao-Yu Sun Mar 2014

Perspectives On Identity, Migration, And Displacement, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, I-Chun Wang, Hsiao-Yu Sun

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

Perspectives on Identity, Migration, and Displacement -- edited by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, I-Chun Wang, and Hsiao-Yu Sun (Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University Press, 2010. ISBN 9789860235418 209 pages, bibliography, index) is a collection of articles about sociological and literary aspects of identity formation as a consequence of (im)migration. (Im)migration results in the problematics of assimilation and hybridity and in postcolonial scholarship, in particular, attention is paid to the concept of migration termed "Creolization" on the ground that cultural contact, cultural transmission, and cultural transformation result in the creation of new cultures. Copyright release by National Sun Yat-sen University ...


Introduction To New Work About World Literatures, Graciela Boruszko, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Introduction To New Work About World Literatures, Graciela Boruszko, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Bibliography For Work In Digital Humanities And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Bibliography For Work In Digital Humanities And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Electronic Journals, Prestige, And The Economics Of Academic Journal Publishing, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Joshua Jia Mar 2014

Electronic Journals, Prestige, And The Economics Of Academic Journal Publishing, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Joshua Jia

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

In their article "Electronic Journals, Prestige, and the Economics of Academic Journal Publishing" Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Joshua Jia discuss the current state of the academic journal publishing industry. The current state of the industry is an oligopoly based on a double appropriation model where academics produce work for at no cost only to have publishers earn significant profit margins by selling the work back to academics. Publishers are able to do this given the price inelasticity and weak bargaining power of its main consumer, university libraries. Publishers' ability to increase prices is also supported by what the authors ...


Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven. Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998. ISBN 90-420-0534-3 299 pages, bibliography, index. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek presents a framework of comparative literature based on a contextual (systemic and empirical) approach for the study of culture and literature and applies the framework in audience studies, film and literature, women's literature, translation studies, new media and scholarship in the humanities and in the analyses of English, French, German, Austrian, Hungarian, Romanian, and English-Canadian modern, contemporary, and ethnic minority texts. Copyright release to the author in 2006.


Nádas's A Book Of Memories And Central European Journeys, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Nádas's A Book Of Memories And Central European Journeys, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

In his article "Nádas's A Book of Memories and Central European Journeys" Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek discusses theoretical, literary, political, social, etc., aspects of travel in Péter Nádas's novel. "Travel" in the novel represents both a conceptual and lived experience at a time when travel between the East and the West in Europe was restricted and when a person hailing from the "East" considered a journey to the West a complex and ideological matter. Further, the aspect of urbanity, that is, cultural and social spaces and the journey and what such entails in terms of ideology, points of ...


Tim Lacy. The Dream Of A Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler And The Great Books Idea. (2013), Sidney F. Huttner Dec 2013

Tim Lacy. The Dream Of A Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler And The Great Books Idea. (2013), Sidney F. Huttner

Sidney F. Huttner

Review of Tim Lacy. The Dream of a Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ix, 324 p. ill. ISBN 978-0-230-33746-6. In SHARP News 23:4 (Autumn 2014), page 14.


Mothering And Literacies, Amanda Richey, Linda Evans Dec 2013

Mothering And Literacies, Amanda Richey, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

This collection explores the connections between mothering/motherhood and literacy as it is broadly defined. Literacy, in this case, encompasses reading/writing literacy as well as multimodal, new or digital, and contested multiliteracies that are socioculturally situated and contextually defined. Mothers are often the object of cultural and popular discourses on family literacy, as well as targets in international campaigns to increase literacy learning. There has been little scholarly attention paid to how mothers in diverse sociocultural contexts do literacy, or how literacies have been mediated or challenged by mothers and motherhood. By critically examining the connections between mothers and ...


Librarians In The Midst, Barbara C. Harvey Sep 2013

Librarians In The Midst, Barbara C. Harvey

Barbara C. Harvey

No abstract provided.


Gains In Reading Comprehension And Attitudes Toward Reading Among Gifted And General Education Students In Title I Schools, Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Linda Evans, Susan Homan, John Ferron, Myriam Lindo, Chunhua Cao, Eun Kyeng Baek Mar 2013

Gains In Reading Comprehension And Attitudes Toward Reading Among Gifted And General Education Students In Title I Schools, Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Linda Evans, Susan Homan, John Ferron, Myriam Lindo, Chunhua Cao, Eun Kyeng Baek

Linda S. Evans

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of a differentiated reading approach, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Reading (SEM-R) on reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading with heterogeneously-grouped grade four classes in urban Title I schools. The analyses were carried out in a multilevel modeling framework, so that the nesting of the students within schools could be taken into account. Findings indicate statistically different positive effects on both reading comprehension as assessed on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and attitudes toward reading as measured by the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (ERAS). Implications for research with Title I ...


Review Of Gotcha Good: Nonfiction Books To Get Kids Excited About Reading, Kristine Lynn Still Dec 2012

Review Of Gotcha Good: Nonfiction Books To Get Kids Excited About Reading, Kristine Lynn Still

Kristine L. Still

Review of Gotcha Good: Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading


Identifying Cognitive Processes Important To Mathematics Learning But Often Overlooked, Ross Turner Jan 2012

Identifying Cognitive Processes Important To Mathematics Learning But Often Overlooked, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

No abstract provided.


Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Jun 2011

Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

nobilitashungariae: List of Historical Surnames of the Hungarian Nobility 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek Purdue University Press) is compiled by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek based on published historical genealogical sources. nobilitashungariae is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada. A magyar történelmi nemesség családneveinek listája 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek & Purdue University Press) genealógiai munkák alapján van Tötösy de Zepetnek Steven által összeállítva. A könyv állománya az Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada digitális archívumjának.


Swem Archives: Riggs Discusses Access And Judgement, Joanne Braxton Feb 2011

Swem Archives: Riggs Discusses Access And Judgement, Joanne Braxton

Joanne Braxton

W&M professor Joanne Braxton interviews W&M librarian Susan Riggs, who was instrumental in helping students conduct archival research for Braxton's articulating ancestry course.


Creative Activities For Teaching Language, Stephen A. Sadow Aug 2010

Creative Activities For Teaching Language, Stephen A. Sadow

Stephen Sadow

Creative Activities for Language Learning energizes students to think and to use language in new ways. By injecting humor whenever possible, motivation grows and develops. Used regularly, the group, pair, and single-person activities found here allows students to communicate on a vast array of subjects and try on an endless series of linguistic strategies. They combine the serious tasks with fanciful and creative thinking, self-disclosure and out-right silliness. The activities are also highly teacher-friendly. The groups are chosen, the topic explained, and the students converse until obliged to stop. Students talk, write and think creatively, all at the same time.


Modernist Pedagogy At The End Of The Lecture: It And The Poetics Classroom, Alan Filreis Dec 2009

Modernist Pedagogy At The End Of The Lecture: It And The Poetics Classroom, Alan Filreis

Alan Filreis

Describes a modernist pedagogy based on the end of the lecture as we know it and a convergence of poetics, universities and the rise of digital media.


Tekstuele Elemente In Omvattend-Verklarende Woordeboeke : 'N Vergelyking Tussen Die Wat En Die Wnt, Michele Van Der Merwe Dec 2003

Tekstuele Elemente In Omvattend-Verklarende Woordeboeke : 'N Vergelyking Tussen Die Wat En Die Wnt, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Textual elements in comprehensive explanatory dictionaries : a comparison between the WAT and the WNT In this article a comparison is made between Afrikaans and Dutch Lexicography with the focus on comprehensive dictionaries. The research forms part of the increasing cooperation that exists at present between Afrikaans and Dutch Lexicography. Therefore the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) is compared to the Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal (WNT). A typological classification of a comprehensive explanatory dictionary will be made. In the comparison between the WAT and the WNT the structure of the dictionary as well as the articles in the dictionary will ...


Towards The Creation Of A Dictionary Culture In South Africa, Michele Van Der Merwe Dec 2002

Towards The Creation Of A Dictionary Culture In South Africa, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

No abstract provided.


'A Hot Thing': Working On Toni Morrison's Beloved, Dave Iasevoli Sep 1998

'A Hot Thing': Working On Toni Morrison's Beloved, Dave Iasevoli

David Iasevoli

No abstract provided.


Building Target Language Oral Skills Through Drama, Chamkaur Gill Dec 1994

Building Target Language Oral Skills Through Drama, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

Extract:  When learners start a target language (TL) course, they are normally ".....quite unprepared for the challenge of a foreign language situation, full of self-doubt.." (Dougill 1987: 146). They feel a sense of unease and uncertainty as they wrestle with the new sounds and structures. They find it difficult to convey messages in the same spontaneous fashion that they can in their own languages. As they stutter and stammer in the foreign language (FL), it is natural for them to experience a sense of failure, thus resulting in a loss of confidence.