Reading Horizons (Online)

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, 2015

Affirmation, Analysis, and Agency: Book Clubs as Spaces for Critical Conversations with Young Adolescent Women of Color
Books are powerful catalysts in the psyches of adolescent readers who may forge character alliances as they analyze relationships and behaviors (Rosenblatt, 1995). Through characters' experiences, students embrace or critique a myriad of scenarios during...
Fifth Graders Blog with Preservice Teachers to Discuss Literature
Writing workshop is a busy time in any classroom. The sounds of pencils scratch along the page, the computer keyboards click-clack, and the quiet hum of group discussions fills the air. Students work independently and collaboratively to brainstorm, draft,...
Selecting Words for Instruction during Primary Read-Alouds
Reading aloud to children is commonly accepted as a means of building vocabulary, particularly with emergent and beginning readers (Biemiller & Boote, 2006) and is a recommended practice in early childhood classrooms (International Reading Association...
Similar Settings, Different Story Lines: The Positioning of ESL Teachers in Two Middle Schools
Background and Purpose of StudyWith the increasing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in schools across the United States, research has documented the benefits of collaboration between English as a second language (ESL) teachers with their content...
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