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Morreo, Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a reading intervention program, Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI), among monolingual and bilingual elementary aged students. Minimal research has been dedicated to children who identify as English Language Learners (ELL) and their response to reading intervention programs compared to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Programs, Bilingual Students, Monolingualism
Osowski, Michelle I. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study will determine the degree to which first grade literacy tests predict third grade reading performance in order to judge their value as "early warning systems" for reading skills. Reading skills are fundamental to many academic outcomes, so having an early sense of how students are reading is critical for schools. The first…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
Kaminski, Ruth A.; Powell-Smith, Kelly A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2017
Phonemic awareness has been consistently identified as an essential skill for as well as an important predictor of later reading achievement. Children who lack these early literacy skills at kindergarten entry are more likely to demonstrate both short- and long-term reading difficulties. Despite the importance of providing intervention early,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention, Preschool Children, Phonemic Awareness
Olszewski, Arnold; Soto, Xigrid; Goldstein, Howard – Grantee Submission, 2017
Purpose: This study evaluated the efficacy of an instructive feedback strategy for modeling letter names and sounds during presentation of positive feedback within a small group phonological awareness intervention for preschoolers. Method: Two experiments were conducted using multiple baseline designs across children and behaviors. Letter name and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Phonological Awareness, Preschool Children
Garwood, Justin D.; Varghese, Cheryl; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Journal of Early Intervention, 2017
Although evidence of negative associations between early literacy development and children's behavior problems exists, the field still lacks an understanding of the complicated links between these two areas. Children's gender has often not been included in much of the extant research as a potential moderating variable, yet gender differences may…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Behavior
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study examined the amount, type, and quality of Tier 1 and supplemental reading instruction provided to 4th-grade struggling readers and whether specific elements of instruction predicted growth in reading skills. In all, 110 students identified as having reading difficulty who were receiving school-based reading instruction in 22…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
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Cavanaugh, Dena M.; Clemence, Kimberly J.; Teale, Mikaila M.; Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study explored the effects of literacy-rich sociodramatic guided play on kindergarten student literacy performance and behavior. Kindergarten students of varying socioeconomic status attending two elementary schools in the same school district participated in this repeated measures, counterbalanced design study. Students received the mandated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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Quirk, Matthew; Dowdy, Erin; Goldstein, Ariel; Carnazzo, Katherine – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
This study is a brief psychometric report examining the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP). Multiple regression models were tested examining associations between kindergarten teachers' ratings of children's social-emotional and cognitive readiness during the first month of kindergarten with academic and social-emotional outcomes almost 6…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Predictor Variables, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Haughbrook, Rasheda; Hart, Sara A.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Taylor, Jeanette – Developmental Science, 2017
Recent research suggests that the etiology of reading achievement can differ across environmental contexts. In the US, schools are commonly assigned grades (e.g. "A," "B") often interpreted to indicate school quality. This study explored differences in the etiology of early literacy skills for students based on these school…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Etiology, Emergent Literacy
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"Leveled Literacy Intervention" ("LLI") is a short-term, supplementary, small-group literacy intervention designed to help struggling readers achieve grade-level competency. The intervention provides explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, oral language skills, and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
O'Loughlin, Tricia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Beginning learners of English progress through the same stages to acquire language. However, the length of time each student spends at a particular stage may vary greatly. Under the current educational policies, ELL students are expected to participate in the general education curriculum while developing their proficiency in the English language.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Statistical Analysis
Landon, Laura L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines the application of the Simple View of Reading (SVR), a reading comprehension theory focusing on word recognition and linguistic comprehension, to English Language Learners' (ELLs') English reading development. This study examines the concurrent and predictive validity of two components of the SVR, oral language and word-level…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Oral Language, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
McGann, Rachel M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation investigated student comprehension and its relationship to oral reading fluency. The DIBELS Next reading assessment was used to determine the relationship between these reading skills. This research also examined the relationship between the two comprehension measures of the DIBELS Next assessment that are identified by the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills
Zegarski, Cassandra Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The benefits of involvement in early childhood education have been researched from many different perspectives to show how children achieve social, emotional, and academic gains when they participate in a pre-kindergarten program. The purpose of this non-experimental quantitative study was to assess how attending a pre-kindergarten program in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Benefits, Rural Schools, Public Schools
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Dahlke, Katie; Yang, Rui; Martínez, Carmen; Chavez, Suzette; Martin, Alejandra; Hawkinson, Laura; Shields, Joseph; Garland, Marshall; Carle, Jill – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
The New Mexico Public Education Department developed the Kindergarten Observation Tool (KOT) as a multidimensional observational measure of students' knowledge and skills at kindergarten entry. The primary purpose of the KOT is to inform instruction, so that kindergarten teachers can use the information about their students' knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Observation, Measures (Individuals), Kindergarten
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