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Constructing A Sense Of Story: One Block At A Time, Joanne Robertson-Eletto, Smita Guha, Marina Marinelli Jan 2017

Constructing A Sense Of Story: One Block At A Time, Joanne Robertson-Eletto, Smita Guha, Marina Marinelli

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

This photo essay focuses upon the literacy practices of two groups of preschoolers as they built, illustrated, and dictated stories in response to their participation in a “Castle Project.” Data, including literacy artifacts, photodocumentation, sociodramatic play scenarios, and conversations are qualitatively analyzed, coded, and evaluated over a three month period. We use a narrative approach to describe the three- and four-year-olds’ talk, actions, and ideas, and the ways block play facilitated their sense of story and motivation to write. We suggest a reciprocity of thinking between the building and composing processes. Preschoolers’ story ideas, we deduce, were conceptualized and rehearsed ...


Engaging Students In The Research Process: Comparing Approaches Used With Diverse Learners In Two Urban High School Classrooms, Salika A. Lawrence, Tiffany Jefferson, Nancy Osborn Jan 2017

Engaging Students In The Research Process: Comparing Approaches Used With Diverse Learners In Two Urban High School Classrooms, Salika A. Lawrence, Tiffany Jefferson, Nancy Osborn

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

This paper describes instructional choices used by two high school teachers to engage students in the research process. Working with diverse learners in large urban high schools, the teachers used different approaches to support students’ through the research process. The teachers’ intentional teaching helped to engage students through structured and semi-structured explorations of real-world issues.


Review Of Rti In The Common Core Classroom: A Framework For Instruction And Assessment, Doreen Mazzye Jan 2017

Review Of Rti In The Common Core Classroom: A Framework For Instruction And Assessment, Doreen Mazzye

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This book review supports “The Power of Literacy” through a second look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how CCSS can be implemented through the framework of Response to Intervention (RTI). The authors address the important question of how does a teacher follow the rigorous standards of CCSS and meet the learning needs of students with learning difficulties? The book provides teachers with clear models of how to meet the expectations of the Common Core Standards in the multi-tiered framework of RTI. The authors provide practical solutions with vivid examples of implementation to assist teachers in fostering a RTI ...