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Ruth Shagoury (PhD, University of New Hampshire) is the Mary Stuart Rogers Professor of Education at Lewis Clark College. She works with students of all ages (from preschool through adult learning), teaching in classrooms as well as conducting workshop across the United States and Canada. Her current research is focused on language and literacy acquisition with diverse student populations. She is the author of several books, and her articles about literacy, research, and teaching have appeared in numerous journals. Brenda Power taught for many years at the University of Maine, before leaving in 2002 for full-time work as a senior editor for Stenhouse Publishers. She founded Choice Literacy, a multimedia professional development resource for teachers, in 2006.
Table of Contents
|Why Teacher Research?||p. 1|
|"Celebrating 'Things I Learned Last Week'"||p. 9|
|"Teaching and Researching Riffs"||p. 12|
|"Process Versus Product"||p. 15|
|Questions Evolving||p. 19|
|"What's Coming Apart So It Can Come Back Together?"||p. 26|
|"Strategies for Working Toward a Research Question"||p. 30|
|"Real Magic: Trusting the Voice of a Young Learner"||p. 33|
|"Real Teachers Don't Always Succeed"||p. 40|
|"You Get What You Ask For: The Art of Questioning"||p. 45|
|"The Power of Wonder Questions"||p. 49|
|Research Designs||p. 53|
|"Hanging Around"||p. 72|
|"Testing the Water with Mini-Inquiry Projects"||p. 74|
|Research Plans of Michelle Schardt, Emily Gromko, Sarah Christenson, Christina Wallace||p. 76|
|Harvesting Data||p. 91|
|"When to Write: Strategies to Find Time for Note Taking"||p. 120|
|"Middle School Readers' Mid-Year Surveys"||p. 124|
|"Focusing on Student Talk"||p. 127|
|"Assessment: Inside and Outside Views"||p. 129|
|What Likes What? Data Analysis||p. 135|
|"Language Patterns; Reflecting with Transcripts and Wordle"||p. 159|
|"The Draw a Reader Test: Informal Assessment Supporting Teacher Inquiry"||p. 162|
|"180-Degree Turn? Or Close to It?"||p. 167|
|"Simple Truths"||p. 169|
|Citing a Tea Bag: When Researchers Read||p. 171|
|"You're Invited"||p. 178|
|"What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About…?"||p. 185|
|"Writing a Literature Review: Joining a Conversation in Progress."||p. 180|
|Honest Labor: Writing Up Research||p. 187|
|"Seeing What Is Not Seen: Another Reason for Writing Up Teacher Research"||p. 200|
|"Making Deadlines"||p. 204|
|"5 Easy Steps for Starting a Blog"||p. 205|
|Sustaining Research: Building and Extending Research Communities||p. 209|
|"A Secret Hidden in Plain Sight': Reflecting on Life Experiences"||p. 223|
|"The Anticipation Guide: A Tool for Study Group Leaders"||p. 228|
|"To Fart or Not to Fart: Reflections on Boy Writers"||p. 231|
|Epilogue: Why Not Teacher Research?||p. 235|
|Appendix: Teacher-Research Designs|
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