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ERIC Number: EJ1179461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
A Comparative Effectiveness Study of Two High-Frequency Word Interventions: Traditional Drill and WordSheets
Mulé, Christina M.; Daniels, Brian; Volpe, Robert J.; Briesch, Amy M.; Joseph, Laurice M.; Harris, Kristin; Silwinski, Samantha; Leslie, Laurel K.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v27 n2 p240-261 Jun 2018
Traditional drill and practice (TDP) has been shown to be both effective and efficient for increasing word recognition. WordSheets (WS) is a novel drill procedure similar to TDP with two key differences: (a) WS increases opportunities to respond, which may increase efficiency and (b) WS present instructional stimuli in a context that more closely resembles actual reading passages, which may enhance generalization to connected text. The study sought to compare the effectiveness and efficiency of TDP and WS in a sample of first-grade students (n = 27) identified by their teachers as struggling readers. Results indicated that, although WS led to significantly more opportunities to respond, it was both less effective and efficient than TDP with regard to cumulative retention. However, there were no significant differences across interventions in regard to the maintenance or generalization of treatment gains. Limitations and implications of the current study for school-based professionals are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
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Language: English
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