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The Effectiveness Of One School District's Basal Reader Selection Process, Michael A. Tulley Dec 1991

The Effectiveness Of One School District's Basal Reader Selection Process, Michael A. Tulley

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the basal reader selection process in one midwestern school district. The study took place during the academic year immediately following that district's basal selection process, in the midst of teachers' first year teaching with a newly adopted basal reading program and was guided by two questions: 1) what type of reading instruction did teachers intend for their classrooms when they adopted this particular reading program and 2) was that type of instruction occurring?


An Authentic Literary Experience: Sixth-Graders And Preservice Teachers In Shared Response, Delores E. Heiden, Pamela Schmitt Dec 1991

An Authentic Literary Experience: Sixth-Graders And Preservice Teachers In Shared Response, Delores E. Heiden, Pamela Schmitt

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Response journals--often called reading logs--are written conversations about books. When students' journals are shared with teacher or peers, lively dialogue about plot, characterization, favorite authors, and personal response to literature may ensue.


Becoming Literate: The Acquisition Of Story Discourse, David L. Brown, L.D. Briggs Dec 1991

Becoming Literate: The Acquisition Of Story Discourse, David L. Brown, L.D. Briggs

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Educators and researchers are focusing their attention on children's knowledge of reading and writing acquired prior to formal instruction. Many research projects have described the parallel between children's acquisition of spoken and written language. As a result of extensive research during the last twenty years, educators' understanding of how children learn to read and write has changed drastically.


Reviews: Professional Materials, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Sherry R. Myers, Paul Bright, Jeanne M. Jacobson Dec 1991

Reviews: Professional Materials, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Sherry R. Myers, Paul Bright, Jeanne M. Jacobson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Jerry L. Johns (1991). Basic Reading Inventory; Children's Books: Merry Christmas, Amanda and April; Chicken Man; All the Lights in the Night; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Swineherd; The Worst Person's Christmas; That's Exactly the Way it Wasn’t; An Auto Mechanic, A Carpenter, A Potter; Meredith's Mother Takes the Train


Reading Horizons Vol. 32, No. 2 Dec 1991

Reading Horizons Vol. 32, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons, volume 32, issue 2.


The What, Why, When And How Of Reading Response Journals, Julia Shinneman Fulps, Terrell A. Young Dec 1991

The What, Why, When And How Of Reading Response Journals, Julia Shinneman Fulps, Terrell A. Young

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Today much student time is spent in preparation for mandated reading and writing tests. Consequently, students rarely get a chance to generate their own meanings as they read and compose from their own thoughts as they write. Ruth (1987) points out the need to present opportunities for students to ask and answer real questions of their own about reading and writing. Reading response journals provide students with an opportunity to respond and interpret their reading personally.


Profile Of A Heterogeneous Grouping Plan For Reading, Nancy Leyse Logan, Jean Dixon Rux, Edward E. Paradis Dec 1991

Profile Of A Heterogeneous Grouping Plan For Reading, Nancy Leyse Logan, Jean Dixon Rux, Edward E. Paradis

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Grouping children by ability for reading instruction is common practice in many elementary schools today. By reducing heterogeneity, ability grouping presumably allows teachers to provide instruction at an appropriate level for students in a particular group. However, research has shown that grouping children by ability can have a negative impact on lower ability readers, especially when the grouping occurs over time.


Parent Communication In A Whole Language Kindergarten: What We Learned From A Busy First Year, Beverly Bruneau, Timothy V. Rasinski, Martha Shehan Dec 1991

Parent Communication In A Whole Language Kindergarten: What We Learned From A Busy First Year, Beverly Bruneau, Timothy V. Rasinski, Martha Shehan

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Among recent developments in literacy research and practice is the increased recognition of the critical roles that parents play in the education of their children (Rasinki and Fredericks, 1989). Involving parents in their child's literacy learning is particularly important for kindergarten teachers. The kindergarten literacy curriculum should build upon what children have begun to learn at home, and, continue to involve parents in supporting their child's literacy development. Communicating with parents on how they can continue to give active support to their children's literacy learning is an important task for kindergarten teachers.


Reading: The Conferences, Jeanne M. Jacobson Dec 1991

Reading: The Conferences, Jeanne M. Jacobson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

National Middle School Association 18th Annual Convention, November 1991


School Ka Sabaq: Literacy In A Girls' Primary School In Rural Pakistan, Iffat Farah Oct 1991

School Ka Sabaq: Literacy In A Girls' Primary School In Rural Pakistan, Iffat Farah

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Do Second Language Learners Need Negotiation?, Teresa Pica Oct 1991

Do Second Language Learners Need Negotiation?, Teresa Pica

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Speech Act Variation In British And American English, Angela Creese Oct 1991

Speech Act Variation In British And American English, Angela Creese

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Instruction Vs. Interaction? A Study Of The Acquisition Of Modals By Beginning Non-Native Speakers, Julian D. Linnell Oct 1991

Instruction Vs. Interaction? A Study Of The Acquisition Of Modals By Beginning Non-Native Speakers, Julian D. Linnell

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of Consultant-Student Discourse In A Writing Center Conference, Felicia L. Porter Oct 1991

An Examination Of Consultant-Student Discourse In A Writing Center Conference, Felicia L. Porter

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


College Students As Readers, Jan Labonty Oct 1991

College Students As Readers, Jan Labonty

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The Statistics on the reading habits of adult Americans are grim: 10% of the population reads 70% of the books while most adults never read for pleasure. Of the 159 members of the United Nations, the United States ranks a mediocre 24th in book production and 49th in literacy. The 27 million Americans considered functionally illiterate and the additional 35 million who have less than minimum survival skill comprise approximately one-third of the adult population. Their ranks are increasing by 2.3 million each year (Larrick, 1987).


Reading Horizons Vol. 32, No. 1 Oct 1991

Reading Horizons Vol. 32, No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons, volume 32, issue 1.


Primary Teachers Involved In Change: A Special Kind Of Learning, Kathy Dulaney Barclay Oct 1991

Primary Teachers Involved In Change: A Special Kind Of Learning, Kathy Dulaney Barclay

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

In this article, I offer a glimpse into the classrooms of seven teachers, describing, in their words, some of their successes, as well as their struggles, as they attempted to make changes in their classroom environments and their instructional procedures.


Making Wordsmiths, Beth Weir Oct 1991

Making Wordsmiths, Beth Weir

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Templeton (1991) uses the term "wordsmith" to refer to language users conversant with and excited about their use of words as tools. Becoming a "wordsmith," developing a working knowledge of the English language and an interest in it is no mean feat.


Commentary: A Pledge Of Responsibility For Children By Teachers Of Reading, Richard D. Robinson Oct 1991

Commentary: A Pledge Of Responsibility For Children By Teachers Of Reading, Richard D. Robinson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Statements of responsibility for literacy.


Readers Theatre: Bringing Life To The Reading Program!, Terrell A. Young Oct 1991

Readers Theatre: Bringing Life To The Reading Program!, Terrell A. Young

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Readers Theatre is a presentation of prose, poetry, or content area material that is read aloud by several readers. Readers Theatre is similar to a play; however, the participants read their parts rather than memorize them. Therefore, Readers Theatre is both less threatening and less time consuming for students than involvement in conventional children's drama since it is easier to read rather than memorize the script.


The Thinking-Writing Connection: Using Clustering To Help Students Write Persuasively, Jeannie L. Steele, Patty Steele Oct 1991

The Thinking-Writing Connection: Using Clustering To Help Students Write Persuasively, Jeannie L. Steele, Patty Steele

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Understanding what you know, think or believe about a topic is essential if you are to write clearly about that topic. Yet it is often difficult for young writers to know what they think and, certainly, even more difficult for them to organize their thinking. Simply telling students to write more clearly or to make their point more effectively will not make them able to do so. They must be taught how to become aware of their thoughts and feelings and how to organize them to effectively communicate them through their writing.


Guiding Illiterate Parents In Assistning Their Children In Emergent Literacy, Pamela J. Farris, Mary R. Denner Oct 1991

Guiding Illiterate Parents In Assistning Their Children In Emergent Literacy, Pamela J. Farris, Mary R. Denner

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

As the number of illiterate adults continues to grow, increasing numbers of children have parents with limited reading and writing skills. Such children are deprived of the joys of reading, for their parents do not read to them at bedtime nor do such parents peruse the morning paper.


Reviews: Professional Materials, Ronald A. Crowell, Sue Coker, Kathy Barclay, Mark Neidlinger Oct 1991

Reviews: Professional Materials, Ronald A. Crowell, Sue Coker, Kathy Barclay, Mark Neidlinger

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Hy Ruchlis and Sandra Oddo (1990). Clear Thinking: A Practical Introduction; Books for children; songbooks; Three recommended children's books; Content area literature for young people


Professing American Literature: A Report From Brazil, Arnold Gordenstein Sep 1991

Professing American Literature: A Report From Brazil, Arnold Gordenstein

New England Journal of Public Policy

This American professor discovered that although his Brazilian students appeared to be entirely receptive to American literature, they were often culturally blocked from the concepts the books contained. He also found that some key American ideas don't translate well into Brazilian culture and that it is nearly impossible for a professor abroad to present literature in a politically and culturally neutral way.


Searching For A Umass President: Transitions And Leaderships, 1970-1991, Richard A. Hogarty Sep 1991

Searching For A Umass President: Transitions And Leaderships, 1970-1991, Richard A. Hogarty

New England Journal of Public Policy

This article traces the history of the five presidential successions that have taken place at the University of Massachusetts since 1970. No manual or campus report will reveal the one best way to conduct a presidential search. How to do so is not easy to prescribe. Suitably fleshed out, the events surrounding these five searches tell us a great deal about what works and what doesn't. It is one thing to offer case illustrations of past events, another to say how they might be put to use by other people in another era with quite different situations and concerns ...


Two Shall Become One: Reflections On Dating, Courtship & Marriage (Book Review), Charles Veenstra Sep 1991

Two Shall Become One: Reflections On Dating, Courtship & Marriage (Book Review), Charles Veenstra

Pro Rege

Reviewed Title: Two Shall Become One: Reflections on Dating, Courtship & Marriage, by Harry Van Belle (Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Welch Publishing), 1991. 80 pages.


Is There A Future For Science In A Scientific World?, Catherine Brennan Lauwers, James Brennan Jul 1991

Is There A Future For Science In A Scientific World?, Catherine Brennan Lauwers, James Brennan

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Reading Recovery: A Viable Prevention Of Learning Disability, Carol A. Lyons Jun 1991

Reading Recovery: A Viable Prevention Of Learning Disability, Carol A. Lyons

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Mrs. Wishy Washy, one of the most popular charac ters of the little books used in Reading Recovery, sets a Herculean task for herself — to keep the barnyard ani mals clean. Professor Lyons, too, has taken on a big job — to convince the educational establishment that there must be a better way to cope with the increasing number of children classified as learning disabled. Suggesting that Reading Recovery can be that first net for avoiding the mislabeling of young children as "at-risk" learners, she provides a detailed case study of Mike, once labeled LD. The detailed description of his LD ...


Hypothesizing About Reading Recovery, Michael F. Opitz Jun 1991

Hypothesizing About Reading Recovery, Michael F. Opitz

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Professor Opitz's article is one of two in this special issue not written by a Reading Recovery trained teacher. The author has examined the literature on Reading Recovery and attempted to puzzle out the reason(s) for its success. Trained Reading Recovery teachers will find both points of agreement and disagreement, and many points on which to establish a discussion. Opitz writes, "...we do not, I believe, know why the program works." Yet as Clay suggests in this issue, answers are learned in the year-long and continuing contact training sessions. Our understanding of why the program works does not ...


Reading Horizons Vol. 31, No. 5 Jun 1991

Reading Horizons Vol. 31, No. 5

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete Issue of Reading Horizons volume 31, issue 5.