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Reading Horizons Vol. 38, No. 2 Dec 1997

Reading Horizons Vol. 38, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 38, issue 2.


Teacher Perceptions Of Parent Involvement In Literacy Education, Wayne M. Linek, Timothy V. Rasinski, Donna M. Harkins Dec 1997

Teacher Perceptions Of Parent Involvement In Literacy Education, Wayne M. Linek, Timothy V. Rasinski, Donna M. Harkins

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Parent involvement appears to hold great potential for the improvement of literacy education. Without the coordination and support ofthe classroom teacher, however, the effects of such involvement may not be maximized. A question central to the development of parent involvement programs is, "Do teachers recognize and support parent involvement as a significant component of children's education?" The purpose of this informal study was to describe perceptions of parent involvement in literacy education. Over sixty teachers from a cross section of schools in a Midwestern metropolitan area were interviewed in depth about their attitudes toward parent involvement in reading. A ...


"Daddy, Read To Me": Fathers Helping Their Young Children Learn To Read, Robert W. Ortiz, Laurie L. Mccarty Dec 1997

"Daddy, Read To Me": Fathers Helping Their Young Children Learn To Read, Robert W. Ortiz, Laurie L. Mccarty

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Parents' involvement in their young children's early reading development is reported to be an important prerequisite to school success. Much of the research on parents' contribution to early literacy development has focused on mother-child interaction. Less is known about the role of fathers. Fathers, however, report that they want to be involved with their children's literacy development when given opportunities to do things they feel are interesting and capable of doing. Studies indicate that fathers' involvement with early literacy activities range from reading recreation-related materials to assisting their children with school assignments. This paper provides background information concerning ...


Children, Storybooks And Computers, Susan Talley, David F. Lancy, Thomas R. Lee Dec 1997

Children, Storybooks And Computers, Susan Talley, David F. Lancy, Thomas R. Lee

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study was designed to test the use of CD-ROM storybook programs' effects on preschool aged children's emergent literacy. 73 four-year-old children, divided into three study groups (experimental, control and well-read-to control) all enrolled in a Head Start program were given the opportunity to use CD-ROM storybooks during their free-choice time for approximately eight weeks. At the end of the trial period, the experimental group was compared with the control group and with their well-read-to peers. Results indicated that CD-ROM storybook programs may have a significant effect on the emergent reading skills of those children who are not as ...


Constructing Meaning From Literature: Examining Discourse In Departmentalized, Multidisciplinary, And Interdisciplinary Contexts, Joyce E. Many, Lisa Nicklow, Rebecca Hutchingson Dec 1997

Constructing Meaning From Literature: Examining Discourse In Departmentalized, Multidisciplinary, And Interdisciplinary Contexts, Joyce E. Many, Lisa Nicklow, Rebecca Hutchingson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This naturalistic study examines the literary discourse which occurred in a sixth-grade language arts classroom within a departmentalized, a multidisciplinary, and then an interdisciplinary context. Audio tapes and accompanying field notes of all literature discussions surrounding three novels served as the primary data source. Secondary data sources included informal and formal interviews with the participants. Using a constant-comparative approach we identified elements of discourse and organized these elements into the following broad themes: 1) the text and the story world; 2) the reader and the story world; and 3) discipline knowledge and the story world. The literary discussions within the ...


Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman Dec 1997

Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Bailey, Linda. 1997. What a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse; Smith, Mark. 1997. Pay Attention, Slosh; Mastoon, Adam. 1997. The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Young People; Stevens, Diane. 1997. Liza's Star Wish


Literacy Lessons From The Childhoods Of Authors, Marcia Baghban Dec 1997

Literacy Lessons From The Childhoods Of Authors, Marcia Baghban

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The retrospectives of authors' childhoods can provide courageous portraits for children. Their examples demonstrate how reading and writing helped these professionals not only survive illness, loneliness, and rejection, but also forge meaningful lives. Children need to hear their stories, and so do adults. This piece reviews the role that literacy played in the childhoods of Eudora Welty, Madeleine L'Engle, and Jack London, and contrasts aspects of their childhoods with aspects of contemporary childhoods. The contrast sounds a clarion call to today's adults to assume greater responsibility for how children spend their time.


John Dewey, The Math And Science Standards, And The Workplace, Bernard A. Fleishman Nov 1997

John Dewey, The Math And Science Standards, And The Workplace, Bernard A. Fleishman

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Resource Review: Research On Children's Learning As A Tool To Improve Math And Science Teaching, Cynthia Hudley Nov 1997

Resource Review: Research On Children's Learning As A Tool To Improve Math And Science Teaching, Cynthia Hudley

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts, And Math Magic: Stories About Teachers Who Love To Teach And Children Who Love To Learn, By Susan Ohanian, Alvin White Nov 1997

Book Review: Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts, And Math Magic: Stories About Teachers Who Love To Teach And Children Who Love To Learn, By Susan Ohanian, Alvin White

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Reflections Of Glenmount Reform Effort, Gail Black, Ruth Miller Nov 1997

Reflections Of Glenmount Reform Effort, Gail Black, Ruth Miller

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Helping Students With Attention Deficit Disorder Succeed In A College Mathematics Class, Pamela E. Matthews Nov 1997

Helping Students With Attention Deficit Disorder Succeed In A College Mathematics Class, Pamela E. Matthews

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Reform Calculus Debate And The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics, James M. Cargal Nov 1997

The Reform Calculus Debate And The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics, James M. Cargal

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Situational Pedagogy For Elementary Mathematics, Vincent Haag Nov 1997

A Situational Pedagogy For Elementary Mathematics, Vincent Haag

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching Mathematics Appreciation To Nonscience Majors, Josefina Alvarez Nov 1997

Teaching Mathematics Appreciation To Nonscience Majors, Josefina Alvarez

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Bias Of Intelligence Testing Oct 1997

A Bias Of Intelligence Testing

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a bias of intelligence testing that is explicated less often, yet is more profound than the biases commonly presented in psychology textbooks.


Language Policy, Language Education And Language Rights: Indigenous, Immigrant, And International Perspectives, Nancy H. Hornberger Oct 1997

Language Policy, Language Education And Language Rights: Indigenous, Immigrant, And International Perspectives, Nancy H. Hornberger

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Talk To Me! The Development Of Request Strategies In Non-Native Speakers Of English, Caryn L. Francis Oct 1997

Talk To Me! The Development Of Request Strategies In Non-Native Speakers Of English, Caryn L. Francis

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


English Article Deletion In Korean Efl Learners' Compositions, Hikyoung Lee Oct 1997

English Article Deletion In Korean Efl Learners' Compositions, Hikyoung Lee

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Instructional Strategies On Second Language Acquisition Processes, Victoria Jo Oct 1997

Effects Of Instructional Strategies On Second Language Acquisition Processes, Victoria Jo

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Drawing On Third Graders' Writing Performance, Edith A. Norris, Carla Reichard, Kouider Mokhtari Oct 1997

The Influence Of Drawing On Third Graders' Writing Performance, Edith A. Norris, Carla Reichard, Kouider Mokhtari

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study compared the writing products of 60 third grade students who drew before writing a story on a self-selected topic (Experimental Group) with the writing products of 59 third grade students who simply wrote without drawing (Control Group). An analysis of the students' writing products revealed two important findings. First, students who drew be fore writing tended to produce more words, more sentences, and more idea units, and their overall writing performance was higher than the students who wrote without drawing. Second, these results were consistent for boys and girls regardless of group membership. The findings indicate that the ...


A Journey Within A Journey: The Journey Of Three Computer Learners On A Journey Down Under, Valerie G. Hall, Brenda P. Dixey, Susan L. Nierstheimer, David G. O'Brien Oct 1997

A Journey Within A Journey: The Journey Of Three Computer Learners On A Journey Down Under, Valerie G. Hall, Brenda P. Dixey, Susan L. Nierstheimer, David G. O'Brien

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This is the story of the journey of three literacy teachers learning about classroom use of computers and developing a computer-driven unit on Australian animals. As frightened as we were of technology, we wanted our students to have positive experiences with computers. We also wanted the computer to be a useful tool for our students rather than a meaningless rote activity. We wanted our students to use a variety of literacy materials, participate in many reading and writing responses, and interact in groups as they used the computer as one medium for learning. In this article we describe our learning ...


Making The Connection For Reading Teachers Between Authentic Assessment Practices And Qualitative Research Techniques., Beth Hurst, Cindy Wilson Oct 1997

Making The Connection For Reading Teachers Between Authentic Assessment Practices And Qualitative Research Techniques., Beth Hurst, Cindy Wilson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

In the manuscript an attempt has been made to show a connection between many authentic assessment practices and qualitative research techniques in the hope that as reading teachers understand these connections, it may help them in their authentic assessment endeavors. Teachers may expand their usage of authentic assessment after discovering the similarities, or seek opportunities to learn more about qualitative research, thus capitalizing on the strengths of both. While we want to be careful not to betray the analytic complexity of qualitative research and confuse it with the practical complexity of teaching and authentic assessment, we believe that sometimes an ...


Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman Oct 1997

Children's Literature: What's On The Horizons, Lauren Freedman

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Fleischman, Sid. 1997. The Ghost on Saturday Night; Stanley, Diane. 1997. Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter.


Reading Horizons Vol. 38, No. 1 Oct 1997

Reading Horizons Vol. 38, No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 38, issue 1.


Self-Selected Journal Writing In The Kindergarten Classroom: Five Conditions That Foster Literacy Development, M. Jean Bouas, Pat Thompson, Nancy Farlow Oct 1997

Self-Selected Journal Writing In The Kindergarten Classroom: Five Conditions That Foster Literacy Development, M. Jean Bouas, Pat Thompson, Nancy Farlow

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

"What can kindergarten children write?" This question came from Doris, a middle school language arts teacher when she was told about Nancy's kindergarten classroom. Nancy had a regularly scheduled self selected journal writing time. The children were allowed to choose their messages and forms of writing. Children scribbled, drew, wrote nonphonetic letter strings, and demonstrated phonetic and conventional spelling. These are all forms of spelling exhibited by emerging writers according to Sulzby, Teale, and Kamberelis, 1989.


Pds Collaboration In The Design And Delivery Of A Reading And Language Arts Methods Course, Mary Alice Barksdale-Ladd, Janet Isenhart, Anita Nedeff, Ruth Oaks, Sarah Steele Oct 1997

Pds Collaboration In The Design And Delivery Of A Reading And Language Arts Methods Course, Mary Alice Barksdale-Ladd, Janet Isenhart, Anita Nedeff, Ruth Oaks, Sarah Steele

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This paper describes the study of a site-based, six-credit hour, integrated course in reading and language arts methods designed to tie theory and practice for university students in a Professional Development School. A multidimensional approach to data collection and analysis used both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Findings demonstrate that the collaboratively taught course had a positive impact upon involved teachers, university students, children in the school, and members of the team who developed the course.


Educational Considerations, Vol. 25(1) Full Issue, R. Craig Wood, David C. Thompson Sep 1997

Educational Considerations, Vol. 25(1) Full Issue, R. Craig Wood, David C. Thompson

Educational Considerations

Educational Considerations, vol. 25(1) Fall 1997 - Full issue


Equity And Public Education Finance In Virginia, Deborah A. Verstegen, Karen Kucharz, Allan Odden Sep 1997

Equity And Public Education Finance In Virginia, Deborah A. Verstegen, Karen Kucharz, Allan Odden

Educational Considerations

Until there is an equality of financing, there can be no equality of quality.


Ohio School Finance: Continuing Challenges To Adequacy And Equity Of Funding, Gary L. Payne, Nelda H. Cambron--Mccabe Sep 1997

Ohio School Finance: Continuing Challenges To Adequacy And Equity Of Funding, Gary L. Payne, Nelda H. Cambron--Mccabe

Educational Considerations

Like many states, Ohio struggles as it attempts to fund and maintain public schools.