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A PUBLICATION OF THE FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION

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Volume 42, No. 3, Spring 2006

Table of Contents

 Articles

Celebrating Children's Interests: Creating Meaningful Texts
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     Lillian Benavente-McEnery
A child's writing benefits from personal and interpersonal connections creating motivation and meaning. Teachers find interesting techniques to use in the classroom for developing children's writing voice in meaningful texts.

 Reading Comprehension: The Neglected Reading Skill
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     Kerry P. Holmes and Angela Raines
 To inform and inspire teachers in reading comprehension strategies for all students, especially students who are struggling readers, is the purpose of the article. The authors describe five reading comprehension strategies that help move students from passive to active reading.

The Effect of the SPELLER Classwide Peer Tutoring Program on Fifth Grade Students
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     Carol A. Corcoran and Ashley Cole
An action research project using the classroom peer tutoring program SPELLER shows promising results in raising student achievement in 5th grade spelling.

 Extending Literacy Through Field Trips
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     Marlyn Rothman Press
Well organized, thought out and carefully planned field trips can provide children with valuable educational experiences.

 Features and Information

 Editor's Message......................................................................................................... 4

Presidentís Message..................................................................................................... 5

Feature:

........... Amazon.com, Concordance, and Word Walls
Terence W. Cavanaugh .................................................................................... 30

Feature:

........... Poetry Break!
David L. Harrison............................................................................................
34

IRA Application Form...................................................................................................38

Directory of Publishers............................................................................................... 39

FRA Board of Directors, Staff, and Local Council Presidents................................... 41

List of Honor Councils................................................................................................ 43

FRA Application Form................................................................................................ 44