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Improving literacy instruction with classroom research

Author: Theresa A Deeney
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Teaching reading skills effectively can be a complex and challenging process for many educators. Theresa A. Deeney provides a detailed primer that illustrates how to create and implement classroom research projects focused on assessing and strengthening literacy instruction. Improving Literacy With Classroom Research presents a comprehensive overview of the classroom research cycle, which involves noticing a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa A Deeney
ISBN: 9781412940887 1412940885 9781412940894 1412940893
OCLC Number: 230193323
Description: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I Understanding Classroom Research 1 --
Chapter 1 What Is Classroom Research? 3 --
The Steps of Classroom Research 4 --
You Try It 23 --
Chapter 2 Cycling Through the Steps 25 --
Stephanie's Research 25 --
Kerri's Research 27 --
You Try It 37 --
Chapter 3 Dealing With Data 39 --
Analyzing Product-Focused (Numerical) Data 39 --
Analyzing Process-Focused Data 45 --
You Try It 51 --
Part II Teachers' Classroom Research in Literacy 53 --
Section 1 Looking at Teaching Within Mandated Programs 55 --
Chapter 4 Reading Aloud: Do I Really Sound Like That? 57 --
Maureen's Research 58 --
How Does Maureen's Project Relate to You? 74 --
You Try It 74 --
Chapter 5 Keeping Track of Assessment Data Makes Teaching Easier 77 --
Jessica's Research 78 --
How Does Jessica's Project Relate to You? 93 --
You Try It 94 --
Chapter 6 Differentiating Word Study Instruction 95 --
Jenn's Research 96 --
How Does Jenn's Project Relate to You? 109 --
You Try It 109 --
Section 2 Tying Research to Practice 111 --
Chapter 7 "Mr. [Smith] Just Said Rambunctious!" Learning and Loving Vocabulary 113 --
Jayne's Research 114 --
How Does Jayne's Project Relate to You? 127 --
You Try It 127 --
Chapter 8 Sounding Like Readers: Improving Fluency 129 --
Ruth Lynn's Research 130 --
How Does Ruth Lynn's Project Relate to You? 141 --
You Try It 142 --
Chapter 9 Word Analysis and Phonemic Awareness Instruction for Older Students 143 --
Joell's Research 144 --
How Does Joell's Research Relate to You? 156 --
You Try It 156 --
Chapter 10 Teaching Vocabulary One Part at a Time 157 --
Sandy and Angela's Research 158 --
How Do Sandy and Angela's Projects Relate to You? 173 --
You Try It 174 --
Chapter 11 Ethics and Other Issues in Classroom Research 175 --
Informed Consent 175 --
Other Ethical Issues 179 --
Gaining Help With Classroom Research 179 --
Disseminating Classroom Research 180 --
Resource A Practice Open-Coding 183 --
Resource B Text Talk Script: Officer Buckle and Gloria 187.
Responsibility: Theresa A. Deeney.
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