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Vol. 52, No. 3, April/May

Using Picture Books with Adolescent Readers to Enhance Literacy Instruction
AbstractThis article discusses the benefits of using picture books with adolescent readers, describes strategies that can be taught with picture books, and provides examples of books the author has used. Some of the topics discussed include: reading...
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Inviting Teacher Candidates into Book Talks: Supporting a Culture of Lifelong Reading
AbstractThis article describes our collaborative inquiry, three teacher educators/researchers of literacy from different institutions who shared a concern about how few teacher candidates in our programs neither viewed themselves as readers nor possessed...
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Who Educates Teacher Educators about English Language Learners?
AbstractWith the increasing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in schools across the United States, most teachers will have these students in their classrooms in the near future if not already. Due to the wide diversity of ELL students, all...
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The Big 5: Teacher Knowledge and Skill Acquisition in Early Literacy
AbstractIn this study, the investigators surveyed 215 early childhood educators throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to determine teacher knowledge and training in early literacy instruction, with a focus on The 5 Big Ideas in Reading as identified...
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Vol. 52, No. 2, January/February

At-Risk Preschool Children: Establishing Developmental Ranges That Suggest At-Promise
AbstractThe Early Reading First (ERF) program provided grants to transform preschools into centers of education excellence with the ultimate goal of preventing later reading difficulties (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The intent of ERF grants was...
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What Fifth-Grade Students Reveal about Their Literacies by Writing and Telling Narratives
AbstractWritten and oral literacy narratives produced by seven fifth-grade students are examined to identify the literacy identities students construct when narrating their past and present experiences with reading and writing. The narrative analyses...
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Looking Ahead with Hope: Reviving the Reading Maturity Construct as Social Science for Adolescent and Adult Readers
Abstract"Reading maturity" is a construct that looks broadly at reading development encompassing not only basic reading skills but reading habits, attitudes, and dispositions. It has a rich history and this article calls for a need to make reading maturity...
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Improving Oral Reading Fluency through Readers Theatre
AbstractIn order for students to learn how to construct meaning from text, teachers must apply instructional strategies that will help readers transition from simple decoding of words to fluent word identification. This article will provide an overview...
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An Investigation of the Efficacy of One Urban Literacy Academy: Enhancing Teacher Capacity through Professional Development
AbstractIn order to systemically improve student achievement in elementary literacy, a large urban school district partnered with a local university to develop a model for high-quality professional development that hopefully would result in long-term...
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Vol. 52, No. 1, October/November

Dear Reading Horizon Readers
A new season and a new start to a school semester/year are fully upon us. And our first volume and issue of a new print season is now in your hands, or on your screen. However, it is our task to see that the last issue of this volume is totally on-line...
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Addressing Reading Underachievement in African American Boys through a Multi-Contextual Approach
AbstractMuch has been written about reading disparities between African American males and other student groups. Interestingly, the majority of this scholarship focuses on African American males at preadolescent states of development and beyond. To date,...
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The Metalinguistic Protocol: Making Disciplinary Literacies Visible in Secondary Teaching and Learning
AbstractConcerns about adolescent literacy continue to be highlighted in regards to the challenges of reading and learning from academic text. Recent efforts to address these concerns have led to an examination of the disciplines and their specialized...
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Black Boy White School
Walker, Brian F. (2012). Black boy white school. New York: HarperTeen. 256 pages, $17.99, ISBN: 978-0-06191483-6.Sixteen-year-old Luke's publisher sends him on a publicity tour when the book he wrote chronicling his spiritual journey starts selling and...
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Exploring Bilingual Books with Five Chinese First Graders: Children's Responses and Biliteracy Development
AbstractThis qualitative case study examines how five Chinese first graders responded to bilingual English/Chinese picture books and how bilingual books used during an eight-week study session impacted their bilingual and biliteracy development. Reader...
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Vol. 51, No. 4, June/July

Dear Reading Horizon Readers
This issue represents the last issue, number four, of Volume 51. Beginning in the fall, Reading Horizons will enter a new publication year with a new look. Reading Horizons is looking to grow and reach out to our literacy community. We are using Scholar-Works...
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Café Culture: Promoting Empowerment and Pleasure in Adolescent Literacy Learning
AbstractThe 160 third, seventh, and eleventh-graders involved in this study agreed, almost unanimously, that readingwas "important." Participants cited the empowering benefits of reading as they justified this opinion. However, with regards to the enjoyment...
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The Professional Development Practices of Two Reading First Coaches
AbstractTo establish job-embedded, ongoing professional development recent policies and initiatives required that districts appoint school-based coaches. The Reading First Initiative, for example, created an immediate need for coaches without a clear...
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Building Conceptual Understanding through Vocabulary Instruction
AbstractInstructional design is an integral part of a balanced approach to teaching vocabulary instruction. This article presents several instructional procedures using research-based vocabulary strategies and explains how to design and adapt those strategies...
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Great Books for Late Summer Reading
For decades now, reading experts have expressed concern that the competence gained by struggling readers during the academic year is lost during the summer months. While academic enrichment and remediation programs can reduce that loss, one of the best...
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