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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (hereafter CCSS) contains a review of the research stressing the importance of being able to read complex text for success in college and career. The research shows that while the complexity of reading demands for college, career, and citizenship have held steady or risen over the past half century,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy
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Gellert, Anna S.; Elbro, Carsten – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
A commonly held view is that cloze tests may well provide a quick measure of something reading related, but that they are not suitable for assessments of understanding of ideas beyond the sentence boundary. The present article presents challenges to this view. It is argued that word gaps can be carefully selected so that filling them in requires…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Procedure, Correlation, Decoding (Reading)
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Fast ForWord"[R] is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading and learning. The program, which is designed to be used 30-100 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 4-16 weeks, includes three series. The "Fast ForWord[R] Language" series…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Beginning Reading, Alphabets
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
“Reading Recovery[R]” is a short-term intervention that provides one-on-one tutoring to first-grade students who are struggling in reading and writing. The supplementary program aims to promote literacy skills and foster the development of reading and writing strategies by tailoring individualized lessons to each student. Tutoring is delivered by…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction
Galdo, JoAnne Donnelly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the impact of Web 2.0-based literature response blogs on summer reading loss and student reading motivation. There is limited empirical research that connects summer reading and the use of social media as a means of maintaining reading levels of elementary aged students during out-of-school time. This study attempted to…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Motivation, Electronic Publishing, Diaries
Barrier-Ferreira, Julia – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the impact of the "LANGUAGE!" literacy instruction on the reading comprehension and motivation to read of struggling middle school readers compared to that of a balanced literacy instruction. A convenience sample of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students (n = 175) from a small, suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties
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Graesser, Arthur C.; McNamara, Danielle S.; Kulikowich, Jonna M. – Educational Researcher, 2011
Computer analyses of text characteristics are often used by reading teachers, researchers, and policy makers when selecting texts for students. The authors of this article identify components of language, discourse, and cognition that underlie traditional automated metrics of text difficulty and their new Coh-Metrix system. Coh-Metrix analyzes…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Language Acquisition, Computers, Researchers