Literacy Research

    • Research & Practice, Our Take

    Response to NCTQ's 2014 Teacher Education Report

    by Peter Afflerbach, Annemarie Sullivan Palinscar, Virginia Goatley, and P. David Pearson
    June 25, 2014

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued its second review of teacher preparation programs June 17. We see little in the 2014 report to change our stance from last year regarding their efforts to assess the quality of teacher education for literacy instruction.

    • Research & Practice, Our Take

    Underreacting to Struggling English Language Learners: The Problem With Delaying Intervention in the Early Years

    Nonie Lesaux Joan G. Kelley by Nonie Lesaux and Joan G. Kelley
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
    June 4, 2014

    We make a mistake when we spend much time wrestling with whether to remediate or not, or when we decide that reading will come along when English language proficiency does.

    • Research & Practice, Our Take

    Priorities for Literacy Policy and Practice: Insights from the IRA Literacy Research Panel

    Peter Johnston Nell Duke by Peter Johnston, University at Albany, SUNY
    and Nell Duke, University of Michigan
    May 28, 2014

    This article includes questions, answers, and additional resources from the IRA 2014 conference session with nine members of the International Reading Association Literacy Research Panel.

    • Ask a Researcher

    What's Really Wrong With Round Robin Reading?

    Melanie R. Kuhn by Melanie R. Kuhn
    Boston University
    May 7, 2014

    Key here is the fact that each student is responsible for reading only a very brief portion of the text—as little as a few sentences and, at a maximum, a few paragraphs. As a result, they have minimal opportunity to improve either their fluency or their word recognition.

    • Research & Practice, Our Take

    Literacy Research at the IRA 59th Annual Conference

    Nell DukeP. David Pearsonby Nell Duke, University of Michigan
    and P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley
    May 6, 2014

    Each day of the Conference includes sessions specifically focused on literacy research, and a review of the Conference program reveals many additional sessions with a strong research base.

    • Scintillating Studies

    Limitations of Broad Phonics Generalizations: When Two Vowels Go Walking, the First One Doesn’t Necessarily Do the Talking!

    Nell K. Duke by Nell K. Duke
    University of Michigan
    April 16, 2014

    Periodically, I still hear students told that, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.” The problem is, this generalization actually holds true less than half the time.

    • Research Roundup

    Research-Based Resources on Teaching Writing

    by Timothy Shanahan
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    April 2, 2014

    Timothy Shanahan recently wrote a blog entry titled “Ten Things Good Writers Do” for a group of Chicago high school students, at their request.

    • Research Roundup

    Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices

    Mariela Paez by Mariela Páez
    Boston College
    March 26, 2014

    The Society for Research in Child Development Policy Report “Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices” addresses important questions about multilingual learners in the United States.

    • Policy Monitor

    Ten States Adopt Next Generation Science Standards With CCSS Appendix

    Gina Cervetti by Gina Cervetti
    University of Michigan
    March 19, 2014

    The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K–12 Science Education serve as the basis for the development of the Standards are notable for their attention to the role of literacy in learning and practicing science.

    • Policy Monitor

    Three IRA Literacy Research Panel Members Comment on Michigan House Bill 5111

    Nell Duke Elizabeth Moje Annemarie Palincsar by Nell Duke, Elizabeth Moje, and Annemarie Palincsar
    University of Michigan
    February 26, 2014

    The IRA Literacy Research Panel comments on Michigan House Bill 5111 about state third-grade reading tests.

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