ERIC Number: EJ1075407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Access to General Education Curriculum: The Effect of Preteaching Key Words Upon Fluency and Accuracy in Expository Text
Coulter, Gail A.; Lambert, Michael C.
Learning Disability Quarterly, v38 n4 p248-256 Nov 2015
The effects of preteaching key words on accuracy and fluency in connected text were examined with three fifth-grade participants identified with learning disability and reading two grade levels below their same age peers. Researchers incorporated a multiple baseline design (i.e., Baseline and Wordlist Intervention) and found that preteaching increased accuracy in connected text overall and increased fluency to some extent. The technique required minimal instructional support while providing participants with access to general education curriculum. Words that were pretaught generalized to unfamiliar passages that contained the key words 14 days after the intervention concluded.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, General Education, Access to Education, Reading Fluency, Accuracy, Word Recognition, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Skills, Expository Writing, Text Structure, Effect Size, Error Analysis (Language), Scores, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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