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Coolong-Chaffin, Melissa; Wagner, Dana – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2015
As implementation of multi-tiered systems of support becomes common practice across the nation, practitioners continue to need strategies for intensifying interventions and supports for the subset of students who fail to make adequate progress despite strong programs at Tiers 1 and 2. Experts recommend making several changes to the structure and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Wagner, Dana L.; Espin, Christine A. – Reading Psychology, 2015
Although several different reading fluency intervention approaches appear promising for adolescents who are struggling readers, few studies have directly compared various approaches. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine the relative effects of word-oriented, fluency-oriented, comprehension-oriented, and multi-component…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students
Wagner, Dana Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Although several different types of reading interventions have the potential to produce improved fluency for struggling readers, few studies have directly compared the relative effects of various approaches. The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the relative effects of word-oriented, fluency-oriented, comprehension-oriented, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Grade 6, Grade 5
Dixon-Krauss, Lisbeth, Ed. – 1996
Designed to help teachers think about, analyze, and make decisions on literacy instruction, this book provides the conceptual framework and methodology to put the ideas of Lev Vygotsky into practice for classroom literacy instruction. The book claims that Vygotsky's ideas provide a cohesive framework and an operational model that teachers can use…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy
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Burns, Matthew K.; Wagner, Dana – School Psychology Review, 2008
The current study applied meta-analytic procedures to brief experimental analysis research of reading fluency interventions to better inform practice and suggest areas for future research. Thirteen studies were examined to determine what magnitude of effect was needed to identify an intervention as the most effective within a brief experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Outcomes of Treatment, Effect Size
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Wagner, Dana; Stegall, Joanna; Lembke, Erica; Miciak, Jeremy; Alves, Kat D.; Brown, Tiara; Driver, Melissa K.; Hirsch, Shanna Eisner – Exceptional Children, 2016
Given the significant literature supporting the use of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for data-based decision making, it is critical that teacher candidates learn about it prior to student teaching and entry into the field as full-time teachers. The authors of this study used a content acquisition podcast (CAP), a multimedia-based…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Multimedia Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Mccomas, Jennifer J.; Wagner, Dana; Chaffin, Melissa; Holton, Erin; McDonnell, Mimi; Monn, Emily – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2009
Brief experimental analyses (BEA) have been used to identify effective individualized interventions for improving reading fluency with school-age children. Interventions involving incentives, modeling, repeated reading, and error correction are most often tested in a BEA. However, these interventions are rarely modified according to individual…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Reading Fluency, Hypothesis Testing, Grade 3
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Wagner, Dana; McComas, Jennifer J.; Bollman, Kerry; Holton, Erin – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2006
Children who fail to become fluent readers by the end of the primary grades are likely to achieve below same-age peers throughout their school careers. With growing use of curriculum-based measures (CBMs), it is easier to identify those students who are achieving below same-age peers. Moreover, a process of conducting individualized assessment and…
Descriptors: Responses, Intervention, Reading Fluency, Functional Reading