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ERIC Number: ED454489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Abstractor: N/A
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Essential Components of an Accelerated Reading Program. [Videotape].
Thompson, Sylvia; Lancaster, Angela
Noting that some children struggle with learning to read, this 15-minute videotape describes the essential components of an Accelerated Reading program (which provides supplemental instruction for struggling readers in Texas) and reports results of a study examining the effectiveness of various Accelerated Reading instructional approaches. It notes that the essential elements are: fluent reading, phonological awareness, instructional level reading that focuses on comprehension, word study, and writing. The videotape shows individual students and small groups working through these elements during the daily 35-minute lesson. It also notes that students who worked one-on-one with teachers, or who worked in groups of three with a teacher, improved their reading achievement more than students who worked in groups of 10 with a teacher. Though all students in the program had failed the Texas Primary Reading Inventory prior to the instruction, the videotape finds that 39% of students in one-on-one instruction and 46% of students in the one-on-three groups passed after instruction. It also finds benefits in terms of time management, opportunity to respond, and provision of feedback in the one-on-one and one-on-three groups compared to the one-on-ten group. It concludes that students who struggle with reading can benefit from intensive, research-based instruction provided in a small group format. (RS)
Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494. Tel: 512-463-9734; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts.
Identifiers - Location: Texas