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Wexler, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In elementary school, many children struggle in learning how to read. Some of these struggling readers will be identified to receive special education services as a student with a reading disability (RD), while other students will not be identified to receive such services but will continue to have low reading achievement (LRA). Limited research,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Low Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
Mills, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows that technology integration enables a stronger inclusion of digital literacies and engages individuals in a text format other than print. With more schools becoming 1:1, educators find themselves supporting curriculum standards in literacy with digital text despite shifts that occur with learning. In a basic qualitative research…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
McIntosh, Kristi Renee Barnes – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This investigation explored the relationship between educator preparation programs and teachers' perceptions of instructional readiness in foundational literacy skills. This study also examined the impact that early childhood, elementary, and specialty endorsement education programs of study, reading methods courses, and clinical field experiences…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Clinical Experience, Reading Readiness
Poelking, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this mixed method action research study was to determine if a relationship exists between motivation and achievement. The participants in this study were elementary gifted students. Students first identified their individual learning styles as either "global" or "analytical." The gifted teacher then planned lessons…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
Bongle, Kerri A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This is a correlational study of two assessments used in education. The two assessments, Renaissance Learning's STAR Reading and Fountas and Pinnell's Benchmark Assessment System, were analyzed using data collected from third grade students to see if there was a significant correlation. The data collected was the scaled score from STAR Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Benchmarking, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Daniels, Tenja Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many students with Down syndrome now receive reading instruction in either inclusion-focused or skill-based instructional settings. There are, however, varied results in the level of reading skills that students with Down syndrome attain. The focus of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the reading skill…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Elementary School Students, Alternative Assessment, Reading Instruction
Wilkerson, Shelia Lanell Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A continued lapse in reading achievement of minority and at-risk elementary school students continues to be a great concern for educators. Servant leadership theory is based on the principle of service and placing the needs of others first. Third through fifth grade elementary school teachers from one of the larger districts in central Arkansas…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Correlation
Green, Maureen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The ability to read proficiently is a comprehensive skill necessary for success at all academic levels. Students who consistently read below grade level continue to struggle throughout their school years with little chance of recovery. The administrative leaders of the Ocean View School District (a pseudonym) noticed a decline in reading scores…
Descriptors: School Districts, Reading Difficulties, Urban Schools, Reading Programs
Shumaker, Susanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem addressed in this study was that at risk readers lack the prior background knowledge in order to allow reading comprehension to take place. The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental case study was to analyze if the use of developing and building background knowledge and experience assisted at-risk readers in reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
Alshehri, Hamoud A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most students in Saudi Arabia struggle with reading, especially reading comprehension. The purpose of this quantitative study is to determine the effects of adapting and implementing an American workshop strategy on fifth-grade Saudi students' reading comprehension. The long-term goal is to increase Saudi students' reading comprehension in general…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Grade 5
Kirby, Edward Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this true experimental, posttest-only control-group design was to determine if the color coding of exterior letters affects the fluency and decoding ability among fourth grade students who were below grade level in reading. If color coding exterior letters is an effective intervention, then struggling readers could utilize this…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Alphabets, Reading Fluency
Afolabi, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem in an elementary school in Southern Texas was poor reading performance on grade level and progress monitoring tests for students with disabilities (SWDs). SWDs may learn to read proficiently when reading instruction is provided using the support facilitation model (SFM) that features a special educator who helps SWDs in literacy or…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Models, Disabilities
Davidsen, Deborah L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The performance measures from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study revealed no measurable growth in the U.S. average reading scores of 4th graders for the period between 2011 and 2016. Therefore, the diverse learning needs of students need to be customized if the education system is to accomplish its goal to graduate well-informed…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Individualized Instruction, Grade 3
Glass, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Early identification and intervention for struggling readers increased the likelihood of students identified as proficient; ultimately leading to future success. The researcher sought to evaluate the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) program in a Midwest urban school district, to help close the achievement gap between students' reading levels…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Identification, Grade 2
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