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ERIC Number: ED503423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Early Intervention in Reading[R]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Early Intervention in Reading"[R] is a program designed to provide extra instruction to groups of students at risk of failing to learn to read. The program uses picture books to stress instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and contextual analysis, along with repeated reading and writing. In grades K, 1, and 2, the program is based on whole-class instruction, with additional small group instruction provided to struggling readers. In grades 3 and 4, the program consists of small group instruction for 20 minutes, four days a week. Teachers are trained for nine months using workshops and an Internet-based professional development program. What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed seven studies on "Early Intervention in Reading"[R]. One of these studies meets WWC evidence standards. The remaining six studies do not meet either WWC evidence standards or eligibility screens. Based on the one study, the WWC found potentially positive effects on alphabetics and comprehension. The conclusions presented in this report may change as new research emerges. Five appendices are included: (1) Study Characteristics; (2) Outcome Measures by Domain; (3) Summary of Study Findings by Domain; (4) Ratings by Domain; and (5) Extent of Evidence by Domain. (Contains 4 footnotes,)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)