ERIC Number: EJ1081113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Investigating the Collateral Effects of Behavior Management on Early Literacy Skills
Gage, Nicholas A.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S.; Prykanowski, Debra; Coyne, Michael; Scott, Terrance M.
Education and Treatment of Children, v38 n4 p523-540 2015
Effective behavior management is necessary to ensure students are engaged with instruction. Students cannot learn if they are not engaged. Although the relationship between effective behavior management and positive student behavior is well established, the relationship between behavior management and increased academic achievement, including early literacy skills, is still developing. This study examined the collateral effects of high quality implementation of evidence-based behavior management strategies on early literacy growth for students considered at-risk for reading difficulties receiving targeted early intervention. Results indicate that students receiving targeted early literacy skills instruction from very good behavior managers performed statistically significantly better than students receiving instruction from poor behavior managers. Implications and future directions are discussed.
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Student Behavior, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Teacher Behavior, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Woodcock Reading Mastery Test