New England Reading Association Journal

Peer-reviewed journal provides articles, interviews, essays, and research reports of interest to educators. Issues investigated include literacy, classroom practice, and assessment.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, 2000

Creating Customized Instructional Presentations and Language Arts Materials for the Classroom
Introduction In the new millennium, one of the most important reasons for teachers to have a personal computer is the ability it gives them to create both customized instructional presentations and personalized learning materials for their students....
Editor's Page
Dear Reader, One of the primary characteristics of intellectual development is making connections. Connecting is a function of personal growth as well. And skillful teachers are always making connections in the classroom to enhance learning. The articles...
Key Words: Synchrony, Verge, Nonfiction, and Internet
Another potpourri of professional books, this column brings to you two that relate directly to theory and classroom practices, one that is theoretical, and one that combines literacy and the Internet. Each has an organizing theme or a superordinate concept...
Making a Case for Student-Directed Spelling Programs
"Turn to page 47 and look at your new spelling words for this week." "For homework tonight look up all your spelling words in the dictionary and copy down the definitions." "During spelling time today, write each word ten times." Sound familiar? Most...
Messages from the Start of a New Millenium
Sitting at my desk on a chilly day at the end of May, I wonder if summer will ever arrive in Vermont. A look out of my window tells me that if I had hoped for a sunny day, I should resign myself to other thoughts. Summer seems unwilling to strike out...
Research on Parental Involvement in Reading
As early as 1908, research has been able to make a link between the home and school. Huey (1968) commented, "It all begins with parents reading to children" (p. 103). Parents are their children's first teachers and the ones who have the greatest impact...