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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; McComas, Jennifer J.; Simonson, Gregory R. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Goal setting, in combination with evidence-based interventions, may be a viable intervention component to improve oral reading fluency for struggling readers. The present study examined the efficacy of individualized goal setting on the oral reading fluency rates of upper elementary students who were reading below grade level. Visual analysis of a…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
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King, Kathleen R.; Gonzales, Christine Rivera; Reinke, Wendy M. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Students with early indicators of behavior risk have predictable, negative outcomes, and those with co-existing academic problems have significantly more negative outcomes. Identifying academic subclasses of students with behavior risk can inform integrated interventions and school-based problem-solving teams. In addition, identifying academic…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
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Johnston, Lauren E.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Geres-Smith, Rhonda – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine whether incorporating vocabulary instruction in individual reading fluency interventions for English Language Learners (ELLs) would improve reading comprehension. Two vocabulary instructional procedures were contrasted with a fluency-building only condition in an alternating-treatments design…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Smith, Hiawatha D.; Miller, Samuel D. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study evaluated the reading and motivational profiles of 187, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who failed their state-mandated reading assessment. Students completed reading assessments and the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire. Overall, student performances were below grade-level expectations, with the greatest discrepancy occurring between…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading, Elementary School Students, Grade 3