ERIC Number: EJ873018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Examining Immediate and Maintenance Effects of a Reading Intervention Package on Generalization Materials: Individual versus Group Implementation
Klubnik, Cynthia; Ardoin, Scott P.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v19 n1 p7-29 Mar 2010
Fluency has been identified as an important outcome of effective reading instruction, and intervention packages utilizing the method of repeated readings have been shown to improve oral reading fluency. In order to improve the efficiency of these intervention packages, more research is needed on the effectiveness of small group reading interventions. An alternating treatments design was used to compare the effects of two versions of an intervention package that included repeated readings on generalization and maintenance of oral reading rate for 6 second grade students. Both intervention packages included listening passage preview, repeated readings, error correction, and contingent reward. The intervention packages differed only in whether intervention components were provided to students individually or in groups of three. Gains in oral reading rate were observed across conditions, with individual and small group interventions resulting in comparable gains for most participants. Individual differences in performance and implications for reading instruction are discussed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Maintenance, Generalization, Grade 2, Reading Rate, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Small Group Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Oral Reading, Elementary School Students, Error Correction, Listening, Rewards, Individualized Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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