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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
“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
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