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REA 810: Language and Literacy in the Preschool and the Elementary School: Home

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Eloise Stevens
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EndNote is a citation management tool that helps you keep track of what you've found and where you found it.

Finding Reading Resources

This guide is designed to help you explore the education literature on two topics:

  • Family-school literacy partnerships (also referred to as home-school connections, parent involvement, and family involvement)
  • Balanced literacy programs (which encompass concepts such as reading workshops, interactive read alouds, and independent reading)


Start Here!

The Reading Teacher

Written for reading teachers of children up to age 12, it provides practical,evidence-based teaching ideas to meet the needs of all learners.

To Export articles to EndNote: 

  1. Select the references you want to import.
  2. Click on Download Selected Citations.
  3. Select EndNote as your format and Abstracts and Citations as your Export Type. Also select the appropriate file type.
  4. When you click Submit, a file will be generated for download.

To Import downloaded file into EndNote:

  1. From the Collect tab in EndNote Web, click the Import link.
  2. For the File field, click the Browse button to find and select the file you just downloaded.
  3. For the Filter field, select Citation from the drop-down menu.
  4. For the To: field, select a group to assign to the imported references. (You can create a folder at this point by selecting New Folder.)
  5. Click the Import button.
  6. It's a good idea to double check that the imported references are complete, with the author, title and journal title all included.


Language Arts

A professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators, it provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade.

Export to EndNote isn't available from this publisher. To manually key in references:

  1. Login to EndNote.
  2. Click on the yellow Collect tab at the top of the page. 
  3. Select New Reference from the dropdown menu. 
  4. Select the type of reference from the drop down menu.
  5. Enter the reference information in the fields provided. 
  6. From the “Save to…” menu choose a folder and click the Save button.

Ready for More? Try These Resources

If you are interested in a particular topic, but can't find it by browsing through the journals above, try searching one of these indexes:

Search Tips

1. Start with one journal (either Reading Teacher or Language Arts)

2. Be as specific as possible with your words (search for "read alouds" instead of "Vocabulary Development")

3. Look for articles that are both (1) relevant and (2) recent.

4. Read the abstract. If it's good, find & read the articles that appear in the References/Bibliography. If it's terrible, go back to the results list and try again.

5. If you don't like anything in the results list, try different words ("reading and preshoolers" or "reading and elementary students")

6. If you still don't see anything you like, try a different source using the same search words and process.

7. If you still don't see anything you like, email me! 


What if I Can't Get An Article I Want?

As you expand your research scope, you may need to borrow journal articles that Westminster doesn't own, a service called Interlibrary Loan that is completely FREE but can take a day or two.

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