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Middle Level Teachers' Perceptions of Interim Reading Assessments: An Exploratory Study of Data-based Decision Making

Abstract This study explored the data-based decision making of 12 teachers in grades 6–8 who were asked about their perceptions and use of three required interim measures of reading performance: oral reading...
Author: Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
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Helping Struggling Readers Succeed

“Can you airdrop that text to me so that I can paste it into ReadNRespond? I need to search for a web image that represents the main idea,” Mark says. Justin reminds him as he examines the co-constructed...
Author: Keri Ewart
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From Prefixes to Publishing

From Prefixes to Publishing

What happens when an entire class fails a test? They reach for the stars.

56% F. That was the highest score earned on the prefixes pre-test I gave my eighth graders at the beginning of the school year. You read that right: highest score! That means they all failed! Every. Single. One of...
Author: Rashaun James
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Weaving Math and Language Arts Literacy

Weaving Math and Language Arts Literacy

Helping students see the connection between math and English/language arts builds their skills in both areas.

Why do students think they have to choose to be "good at math" or "good at English"? Why do they assume the two are somehow disconnected? The fact is that math can enhance students’ abilities in written and...
Author: Terri Teal Bucci, Lee J. McEwan
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Who's Really Struggling?: Middle School Teachers' Perceptions of Struggling Readers

This study explored middle school teachers' perceptions of struggling readers, including influences such as: understandings of components and factors relating to reading difficulties; views of struggling readers'...
Author: Leah K. Moreau
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Directions for Literacy Leaders to Support Underachieving Middle Level Students’ Reading Achievement

Research Summary

The purpose of this research summary revolves around the collection of empirical work published within the last decade that focuses on middle level students most in need of support for their reading achievement....
Author: Mary F. Roe, Maria Goff
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Lights, Camera, Literacy!

Lights, Camera, Literacy!

A marriage of film and literacy education provides authentic learning opportunities.

As middle school teachers, we strive to inspire our students to achieve. We constantly seek ways to engage, motivate, and challenge every learner in our classrooms. We want to provide those special experiences that...
Let's Get Physical: Reading and Movement

Let's Get Physical: Reading and Movement

Active reading gets a boost when teachers add movement to the lesson plan.

We often assume that by the time they walk through our doors, middle school students know how to read well. Yet, that’s not always the case. And with the complex text requirements of the Common Core State...
Author: John Helgeson
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Teacher Collaboration: Keys to Common Core Success

Teacher Collaboration: Keys to Common Core Success

A new survey sheds light on keys to successful implementation of Common Core State Standards.

Think about the Common Core State Standards as an ambitious remodeling project happening all over the country. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have adopted new shared goals for what their students should...
Author: Catherine Awsumb Nelson
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Tags: Literacy
From Reading to Understanding

From Reading to Understanding

There’s an alarming gap between middle school students’ ability to read words and their ability to comprehend texts across various disciplines, according to “Adolescent Readers in Middle...
Author: AMLE
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