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Harris, Karen R.; Ray, Amber; Graham, Steve; Houston, Julia – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
We designed and investigated the first set of instructional procedures we are aware of to teach 4th and 5th grade students how to write a persuasive essay following close reading of a source text. Eight boys and girls attending a diverse, low income school who were having difficulty learning to write participated in an experimental…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Wijekumar, Kausalai; Beerwinkle, Andrea L.; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
The purpose of this research was to study the etiology of teacher knowledge about and factors that influence implementation of evidence-based reading and writing interventions at the upper elementary grade levels. Five data sources are used in this study: first, we used teacher surveys about their pre-service preparation on reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Grade 5, Teacher Characteristics
Wolbers, Kimberly; Dostal, Hannah; Graham, Steve; Branum-Martin, Lee; Kilpatrick, Jennifer; Saulsburry, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2018
A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine the impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction on 3rd-5th grade deaf and hard of hearing students' writing and written language compared to a business-as-usual condition (treatment group N = 41, comparison group N = 22). A total of 18 hours of instruction was provided for each of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5