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ERIC Number: EJ1123165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-5300
Intensive Instruction in Reading Components: A Comparison of Instructional Focus in Two Early Reading Programs
Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Powers, Sherry W.; Roth, Nathan P.
Research in the Schools, v20 n1 p23-38 Spr 2013
Examined in this study was instruction in two reading intervention programs, Reading Recovery and Reading Mastery, in the context of a statewide early reading initiative's first year of implementation. Through observations of 15 teachers, investigated in this study was the instructional focus of the intervention lessons and the extent to which alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension were taught. Lessons in both programs were characterized by heavy emphasis on isolated alphabetics instruction and limited explicit comprehension instruction. Reading Recovery emphasized fluency instruction, and teachers' responses to students' oral reading of connected texts focused on developing flexible use of processing strategies. Results have implications for policy and practice, given controversies surrounding early reading instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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