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ERIC Number: EJ1091692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2252-8822
The Potential Impact of Structured Read-Aloud on Middle School Reading Achievement
Marchessault, Jennifer Kohart; Larwin, Karen H.
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, v3 n3 p187-196 Sep 2014
Read-aloud is a technique predominantly utilized at the elementary level. This study was designed to research the effectiveness of this technique at the middle school level, specifically, students who were not receiving special education or additional reading intervention services. For the current investigation, students in two middle schools within the same Virginia school district were assigned to receive the treatment of Structured Read-Aloud or received traditional middle-school reading instruction. These students were tested using the Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment (DORA) both in the fall before the intervention was implemented, and then again in the spring of the same year to assess gains. Results indicated that the use of Read-Aloud instruction had an impact on student DORA scores and implications of the research are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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