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Grünke, Matthias; Nobel, Kerstin; Bracht, Janine – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This study tested the effectiveness of a writing planning strategy (STOP & LIST) with four struggling students from fourth grade. A multiple-baseline design (AB) was used with baselines consisting of between five and seven daily probes. The duration of the intervention was between five and seven 25-minute sessions. A randomization procedure…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Grünke, Matthias – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Many children with different kinds of learning problems struggle with reading. To help them combat their challenges, easy-to-implement interventions are needed. Reading racetracks have proven to be effective tools to increase sight word fluency in students with disabilities. The purpose of this single-case study was to evaluate this technique, for…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Sight Method, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Grünke, Matthias; Karnes, Jennifer; Hisgen, Susanne – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
In this study, we examined the impact of a simple explicit-timing intervention on low-achieving third-grade students' ability to read more rapidly and accurately. We implemented an ABAB design with four struggling readers to establish experimental control and to evaluate the effects of the treatment in terms of the target variable. The results…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple contingency contracting intervention on the correct use of punctuation marks in freely produced texts by elementary school children with learning disabilities. This approach can be considered a promising strategy for facilitating the development of academic skills in…
Descriptors: Punctuation, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Sperling, Marko; Barwasser, Anne; Grünke, Matthias – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The ability to read is the gateway to success in modern knowledge-driven societies. Thus, it is vital to make sure that no child is left behind in his or her endeavor to acquire the cognitive processes needed to understand age-appropriate texts. One significant milestone on the way to reach proficiency in this respect is memorization of certain…
Descriptors: Intervention, Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Learning Disabilities
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Grünke, Matthias; Karnes, Jennifer; Hisgen, Susanne – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2019
The purpose of this single case study was to evaluate the effects of a multicomponent motivational intervention that consisted of explicit timing, immediate feedback through self- scoring, goal setting, and positive reinforcement on the arithmetical skills of three third graders with learning disabilities. An ABA reversal multiple-baseline…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Leidig, Tatjana; Grünke, Matthias; Urton, Karolina; Knaak, Turid; Hisgen, Susanne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Children who do not adequately master the transition from "learning to read" (LTR) to "reading to learn" (RTL) will clearly fall behind in every subject area during their secondary education. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a simple reading comprehension strategy developed by Schumaker, Denton, and Deshler…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Grünke, Matthias; Knaak, Turid; Hisgen, Susanne – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a simple multicomponent motivational intervention on the writing performance of a class of low-achieving fourth graders under everyday conditions in schools. An ABAB design was utilized to establish a functional relationship between the independent variable (a treatment involving explicit…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Low Achievement