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10 Ways to Research with the New York Times

Tools and Templates
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A list of 10 suggestions for how students can access different parts of the New York Times for research projects.

Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12

Article
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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
"This book chapter defines adolescent literacy, summarizes what we know about the literacy skills of adolescent and adults in the U.S., and presents a review of the research on effective literacy...

Adolescent Literacy: Content Literacy and the Common Core

Article
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Standards: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects • Literacy in History/Social Studies
"This article for educators and administrators discusses the important role all content teachers play in improving students’ literacy skills.  The Common Core literacy standards complement the...

Context Clues: Vocabulary Building

Lesson in Action
Standards: Language
Mr. Williams's 4th grade class has been studying the Middle Ages and is starting to explore the impact the Humanists had on society. To begin this lesson, the class will read a short text about...

Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide.

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This article describes ways to differentiate reading instruction for struggling students using a variety of technology tools

Deepening content understanding in social studies using digital text and embedded vocabulary supports

Research
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Standards: Foundational Skills • Language
This article discusses a strand of research conducted by the Education Development Center, Inc. in collaboration with the National Center for Supported Electronic Text. The research investigated the...

Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Article
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Standards: Language
"This article for educators offers ideas for: effective vocabulary instruction strategies, indirect vocabulary instruction, direct vocabulary instruction, analyzing word structure, selecting...

Effectiveness of question exploration to enhance students’ written expression of content knowledge and comprehension

Research
Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
The study examined the effectiveness of the use of a Questioning Instructional Routine in combination with an instructional graphic, a Question Exploration Guide, on students’ reading and writing...

Effectiveness of reading and mathematics software products: Findings from two student cohorts—Executive Summary (NCEE 2009-4042)

Research
Standards: Math
A 2003 design effort by ED working with educational technology and research experts recommended focusing the study on software products used to support reading and math instruction. The study team...

Effects of Morphological Instruction on Vocabulary Acquisition

Research
Standards: Foundational Skills • Language
The study investigated the effectiveness of an intervention targeting morphological word structure on students’ vocabulary knowledge. The intervention program used a guided problem-solving approach...

Effects of a direct instruction main idea summarization program and self-monitoring on reading comprehension of middle school students with learning disabilities

Research
Standards: Literature • Informational Text
The study examined the effectiveness of a main idea instructional program on and a self-monitoring technique on improving the reading comprehension of middle school students with disabilities. The...

Effects of a supplemental vocabulary program in third-grade reading/language arts

Standards: Foundational Skills
The study examined the effectiveness of Elements of Reading: Vocabulary on improving the vocabulary outcome of third-grade students. The year-long intervention utilized a randomized controlled trial...

Effects of interactive vocabulary instruction on the vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of junior-high learning disabled students

Research
Standards: Language
The study examined the effectiveness of interactive strategies, including semantic mapping, semantic feature analysis, and semantic/syntactic feature analysis, against definition instruction....

Empowering Education with Video

Article
A series of articles and resources from eSchool News highlighting the educational value and possibilities of teaching with video. Includes information on popular resources such as Khan Academy and...

Five Ways NOT to Teach Vocabulary

Article
Standards: Language • Foundational Skills
Details five common misconceptions in teaching vocabulary to students. Also mentions how to approach vocabulary lessons so that students learn more and have fun; includes five web resources.

Fluency #1: Repeated Reading

Lesson in Action
Standards: Foundational Skills
Mr. Lam is addressing fluency on multiple levels: modeling and demonstration, repeated readings and paired readings, teaching strategies for word recognition in context, and the embedding of...

Fluency #2: Create Fluency Logs

Lesson in Action
Standards: Foundational Skills
Ms. Talt’s 2nd grade class has been engaged in repeated readings. In this lesson, students will create a My Fluency Log PowerPoint slide and audio record repeated readings of the same text, leading...

Fluency #3: Formative Assessment

Lesson in Action
Standards: Foundational Skills
Mr. Mepp is working with his 2nd grade class to help them with fluency, so he has introduced repeated reading and fluency logs. In this lesson, students will create a My Fluency Log PowerPoint slide...

Fostering the development of vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension through contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction

Research
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Standards: Language • Foundational Skills
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of vocabulary instruction, using words with multiple meanings (i.e., contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction), on the vocabulary...

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What they Read

Article
This article discusses visualization as a strategy for helping children with learning disabilities understand what they read, tips for implementation, and examples of graphic organizers appropriate...