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Taking A Closer Look: Teaching Students To Be Metacognitive, Sarah K. Clark Apr 2012

Taking A Closer Look: Teaching Students To Be Metacognitive, Sarah K. Clark

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

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Teaching Grammer And Writing: A Beginning Teacher's Dilemma, P. Smagorinsky, Amy A. Wilson, C. Moore Jan 2011

Teaching Grammer And Writing: A Beginning Teacher's Dilemma, P. Smagorinsky, Amy A. Wilson, C. Moore

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This longitudinal case study follows one high school English teacher’s path of concept development over a two-year period encompassing her student teaching and first year of full-time teaching, both at the same rural school in the southeastern United States. The authors use a sociocultural theoretical framework emerging from the work of Vygotsky to focus on the construction of activity settings and the ways in which settings help to shape concept development. In particular, the analysis finds the teacher drawing on apparently inconsistent pedagogical traditions and their associated mediational tools: one centered on a teacher’s authoritarian control of the ...


Using Information Trade Books As Models For Teaching Expository Text Structure To Improve Children's Reading Comprehension: An Action Research Project, R. Reutzel, Sylvia Read, P. Fawson Jan 2009

Using Information Trade Books As Models For Teaching Expository Text Structure To Improve Children's Reading Comprehension: An Action Research Project, R. Reutzel, Sylvia Read, P. Fawson

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

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Do You Want To Know What I Learned? Using Informational Trade Books As Models To Teach Text Structure, Sylvia Read, D. Ray Reutzel, P. Fawson Jan 2008

Do You Want To Know What I Learned? Using Informational Trade Books As Models To Teach Text Structure, Sylvia Read, D. Ray Reutzel, P. Fawson

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Informational text is an important resource for classroom teachers that places unique comprehension demands on young students. Research on teaching expository text structure to young children shows that explicit instruction improves student comprehension. This practical article addresses how to use "well-structured" expository trade book titles to teach text structure. A lesson plan template and an extended example of an explicit lesson on order/sequence are provided.


Are We Having Fun Yet? How Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2001

Are We Having Fun Yet? How Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Teachers often comment that using manipulatives to teach mathematics is ‘fun!’ Embedded in the word ‘fun’ are important notions about how and why teachers use manipulatives in the teaching of mathematics. Over the course of one academic year, this study examined 10 middle grades teachers’ uses of manipulatives for teaching mathematics using interviews and observations to explore how and why the teachers used the manipulatives as they did. An examination of the participants’ statements and behaviors indicated that using manipulatives was little more than a diversion in classrooms where teachers were not able to represent mathematics concepts themselves. The teachers ...


Teaching Mathematics With Technology: Reflecting On Our Progress And Looking Ahead, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2000

Teaching Mathematics With Technology: Reflecting On Our Progress And Looking Ahead, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.