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ERIC Number: EJ1095735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
The Effects of a Summer Reading Program Using Simultaneous Multisensory Instruction of Language Arts on Reading Proficiency
Magpuri-Lavell, Theresa; Paige, David; Williams, Rosemary; Akins, Kristia; Cameron, Molly
Reading Improvement, v51 n4 p361-372 Win 2014
The present study examined the impact of the Simultaneous Multisensory Institute for Language Arts (SMILA) approach on the reading proficiency of 39 students between the ages of 7-11 participating in a summer reading program. The summer reading clinic draws students from the surrounding community which is located in a large urban district in the southern region of the United States. These students voluntarily participated in the 4-week reading program where the main instruction was the SMILA approach. This instructional approach is used to teach specific sound-symbol relationships, accuracy and automaticity of word reading, and oral reading fluency. Analyses of pre- and post-testing of the Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST) and One-minute reading fluency test scores indicated that students receiving this instructional approach demonstrated significant gains in word reading, sound-symbol knowledge, and oral reading fluency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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