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ERIC Number: EJ1171909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2154-6282
A Secondary Intervention in Reading: Word Skills for Junior High
Klich, Sheila M.
i.e.: inquiry in education, v2 n2 Article 3 Jan 2012
The school involved in the study is a diverse, faith-based, private school located in a large Midwestern city. Within the school, reading skills vary considerably. Typically, decoding and word skills are not widely taught after the third grade. Sixteen Junior High students who underachieve in reading were given additional instruction using the "Words Their Way" series four days per week over the course of four months to improve reading skills. Students were pre and post-tested using fluency and comprehension portions of "AIMSweb" and the "Qualitative Reading Inventory 5." Results indicated a statistically significant improvement in fluency, and gains in comprehension scores for some students. The study helped reveal issues related to methods of instruction, assessment, scheduling, and selection of materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: TerraNova Multiple Assessments
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A