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Motivating student interest with the Imagine, Elaborate, Predict, and Confirm (IEPC) strategy.
December 1, 2004... I like to imagine what I think is going to happen in the story. I like to elaborate because I like feeling, hearing, and seeing things in the story. I like to predict because I like guessing what the book is about. I like to confirm because I like to...
Helping students become accurate, expressive readers: fluency instruction for small groups: repeated reading and wide-reading approaches were evaluated for their usefulness in improving fluency.
December 1, 2004... Ensuring that students become fluent readers is one of the major goals of reading instruction (Kuhn & Stahl, 2003; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000). One reason for its importance is that fluent readers no longer have to intentionally decode the majority of...
No half measures: reading instruction for young second-language learners.
December 1, 2004... The timing of second-language reading instruction for young learners appears to be a subject fraught with little data and much conflicting popular opinion (Fitzgerald, 1995). In their report for the National Research Council, Snow, Burns, and Griffin (1998) made this observation: ...
A whole-class support model for early literacy: the Anna Plan: the Anna Plan is a unique delivery model for enhancing schoolwide literacy instruction in the primary grades.
December 1, 2004... The success of an elementary school is measured largely by the literacy levels of its students. For this reason, principals and teachers routinely seek ways to enhance both the nature and delivery of the reading and writing instruction they provide. This article explains how our...
Evocative books: books that inspire personal response and engagement.(Children's Books)
February 1, 2005... Can you recall a book that has touched your life and left you changed in some way? Perhaps the book articulated something for you that you needed defined and named. Maybe it identified something with which you were grappling, even if at an unconscious level. Can you call to mind a book that...