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Literature Response Blogs And Summer Literacy: Exploring Summer Reading Setback And Reading Motivation Of 3rd Grade Developing Readers, Joanne Donnelly Galdo May 2013

Literature Response Blogs And Summer Literacy: Exploring Summer Reading Setback And Reading Motivation Of 3rd Grade Developing Readers, Joanne Donnelly Galdo

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This study investigated the impact of Web 2.0-based literature response blogs on summer reading loss and student reading motivation. There is limited empirical research that connects summer reading and the use of social media as a means of maintaining reading levels of elementary aged students during out-of-school time. This study attempted to explore whether the use of blogging as a means of written response with summer reading curbed summer reading loss and influenced student motivation to read for students identified as developing readers.

The research took place in two small, suburban towns in the Northeast from May 2011 to ...


I Too Have A Voice: The Literacy Experiences Of Black Boys Engaging With And Responding To African American Literature Depicting Black Males, Merle B. Rumble May 2013

I Too Have A Voice: The Literacy Experiences Of Black Boys Engaging With And Responding To African American Literature Depicting Black Males, Merle B. Rumble

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This study examined how the use of African American literature that depicts Black males influences the reading comprehension and the reading motivation of Black boys as demonstrated through oral, written, and creative expressions. Studies have been conducted using children’s literature with Black boys to examine their social interaction with the literature. However, there is limited research with Black boys interacting with African American literature depicting African American males. This research built upon and extended previous studies to determine the impact of the use of African American literature depicting Black males as an instructional strategy to influence the reading comprehension ...


The Effects Of Literacy Coaching On Teacher Strategy Use And Student Reading Comprehension, Jennifer Falcone Mitchell May 2008

The Effects Of Literacy Coaching On Teacher Strategy Use And Student Reading Comprehension, Jennifer Falcone Mitchell

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of literacy coaching on teacher strategy use and student reading comprehension. A convenience sample of 20 third-grade teachers and their students (n=330) participated in this study. Literacy coaches were identified as experts in the area of literacy, reading, and teaching methodologies. They provided job-embedded staff development to teachers with the intent of improving teacher effectiveness and student learning. The coaching consisted of three levels (in-class coaching, consultant coaching, and no coaching). Before treatment, the researcher provided an initial 3-hour presentation on summarization, the instructional focus of the study. Then ...