RAND: Don't Let Basics Obstruct Comprehension Strategies
- The construction of literary understanding by first and second graders in response to picture storybook read-a-louds. Sipe, Lawrence R. // Reading Research Quarterly;Oct/Nov98, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p376
Summarizes a study on the literary competence or reading comprehension of American first and second graders through their read-alouds of picture books. Indicators of literary understanding; Role of teachers in developing her students' reading abilities; Categories of the children's...
- Quiet Zones for Learning. Wilensky, Joe // Human Ecology;Winter2001, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p15
Establishes the relationship between noise exposure and school children's reading abilities in the United States. Link between noise exposure and reading ability in relation to memory; Effect of children's tuning-out process on the delay in language acquisition; Effects of noise on children's...
- LIFE Support: A Family Literacy Program for Struggling First-Grade Readers and Their Families. Sokolinski, Susan // Illinois Reading Council Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p3
The article discusses the family literacy program Literacy In Families Empowers (LIFE) for struggling first-grade children in the U.S. It informs that the program promotes listening comprehension and reading enjoyment using informational texts. It mentions the details of the LIFE program...
- The differential relations between verbal, numerical and spatial working memory abilities and children's reading comprehension. Oakhill, Jane; Yuill, Nicola; Garnham, Alan // International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education;Oct2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p83
Working memory predicts children's reading comprehension but it is not clear whether this relation is due to a modality-specific or general working memory. This study, which investigated the relations between children's reading skills and working memory (WM) abilities in 3 modalities, extends...
- Turn students into city builders. // Curriculum Review;Feb97, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p8
Suggests how young gradeschoolers can cover mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies by creating and operating a working city in the classroom. What the children did as city residents; Information on the experiment when acted out by third graders at Greenbriar West Elementary in...
- Students take off with airplane classroom. // Curriculum Review;Feb97, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p9
Focuses on how a world language class at Apple Valley, Minnesota's Diamond Valley Elementary took flight, when parents of students at the school decorated the classroom to look like a Boeing 747 interior. What classes took the 747's inaugural flight; Materials used to set up the class.
- Tracking patterns persist. Olson, Lynn // Education Week;12/04/96, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p28
Reports that special programs designed to help low-achieving elementary students fail to return them to the educational mainstream according to two researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Findings of sociologists Karl L. Alexander and Doris R. Entwisle; Analysis on longitudinal data from...
- Speak out. // Creative Kids;Summer97, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p6
Presents the views of different school children in the United States on their reactions to people who judge other persons by how they look.
- I'll get by with a little help from my friends. // Christian Science Monitor;8/29/96, Vol. 88 Issue 193, p12
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