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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Troia, Gary A. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2000
This article examines the development of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model for teaching writing strategies and self-regulation procedures to students with writing difficulties. It describes how the model operates, and examines its effectiveness. It also highlights how the model has been used to respond to variations in settings and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Management, Teaching Models
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De La Paz, Susan; Owen, Bonnie; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2000
This article describes implementation of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) approach to help students learn a specific essay writing strategy in preparation for a state writing test. It also reviews the theoretical and research bases for using SRSD to teaching writing strategies. (Contains references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2000
Reviews literature on the natural learning approach as it pertains to spelling instruction, which focuses on incidental and informal methods of learning to spell. Emphasizes there is only partial support for the inherent assumptions of the approach and reports young children who receive little or no spelling instruction do as well as their…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Spelling Instruction
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Vaughan, Katherine; Abbott, Robert D.; Brooks, Allison; Begay, Kristin; Curtin, Gerald; Byrd, Kristina; Graham, Steve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2000
Two studies compared the effectiveness of alphabet principle training only versus combined alphabet principle and syllable awareness training with at-risk spellers (grades 2 and 3). Differing results suggest use of a two-tier early intervention model in which first the alphabet principle is taught and applied and then the following year children…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Early Intervention, Learning Problems, Primary Education
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Fink, Barbara – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2000
Examines the contribution of handwriting to learning to write in an experimental training study. First-grade children experiencing handwriting and writing difficulties participated in sessions designed to improve accuracy and fluency of their handwriting. In comparison to their peers in a control condition, participating students made greater…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Handwriting, High Risk Students, Influences
Graham, Steve; Donaldson, Joe – 1996
The new American College Testing (ACT) College Outcomes Survey was used with a national sample of 9,348 undergraduate students to evaluate the effects of college on the personal and social self-concept of students. About one-third of the sample were over age 26. Outcomes for adult learners were compared with those of younger students. An "index of…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Experience
Graham, Steve; Donaldson, Joe – 1997
The new ACT College Outcomes Survey was used with a national sample of 9,348 undergraduate students to evaluate the effects of the college environment on academic and intellectual development. It compared the outcomes for adult learners with those for younger students. An index score was created that considered both the progress the students…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Career Development, Colleges, Comparative Analysis
Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – 1984
The study investigated whether a self control strategy training procedure was effective in improving compositions of two 12-year-old learning disabled students. Effects of training on three objective aspects of compositions (number of different action words, action helpers, and describing words) were investigated using a multiple baseline across…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Generalization, Learning Disabilities, Self Control
Graham, Steve; Dwyer, Ann – 1987
This investigation sought to determine the extent to which examiners' evaluations of writing performance were influenced by the learning disability label and to identify mediating variables which modify expectancy effects. Forty-four preservice regular education teachers were randomly assigned to one of two expectancy conditions (learning-disabled…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Problems, Expectation, Interrater Reliability
Graham, Steve; Hudson, Floyd – 1978
Presented in this partially annotated bibliography are 154 reports of research concerning the analysis of oral reading miscues or errors, including dissertations, journal articles, books, final reports of federal research projects, and presentations to professional organizations. It was compiled by researchers at the University of Kansas by…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Decoding (Reading), Literature Reviews, Miscue Analysis
Graham, Steve – Diagnostique, 1982
The instructional applicability of a variety of handwriting assessment techniques is examined. Informal procedures, handwriting scales, and systematic methods used in recent research methodology are critically reviewed. For each class of assessment techniques, relevant information on validity, reliability, and utility is presented. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Handwriting, Learning Problems
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Burdg, Nancy B.; Graham, Steve – American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1984
In a study involving 40 nonhandicapped preschoolers, the child's sex and the interaction between sex and label did not influence performance ratings, test scores, or the examiners' verbal behavior. The label "developmentally delayed," however had a negative impact on children's test scores and performance ratings. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Expectation, Labeling (of Persons), Sex Differences
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Graham, Steve – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Provides a variety of general guidelines for developing an effective spelling program. Argues that at a minimum, teachers should ensure that spelling instruction for a particular student is comprehensive, individualized, and based on a foundation of research evidence. (RH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
Graham, Steve – Pointer, 1983
To identify reading materials suitable for learning disabled adolescents, teachers should determine areas of student interest, predict the student's reading level, and determine the material's readablity. Then the match between the student and material should be evaluated in terms of reading level, interest, word recognition, and comprehension.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education
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Graham, Steve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1983
The effectiveness of a self-instructional procedure in improving and maintaining the letter-formation skills of three students (10.4 to 11.7 years old) who were learning disabled and had handwriting deficiencies was investigated. (SW)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Elementary Education, Handwriting, Intervention
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