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Jones, LaQuanta – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Reading research indicates a student's academic achievement is connected to his or her reading ability (Tindall & Nisbet, 2010). Children do not have sufficient reading skills because they lack the literacy skills necessary to be successful readers. These fundamental areas include phonics, reading comprehension, fluency, alphabetic awareness,…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Statistical Analysis
Blanton, Morgan V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation utilized a mixed-methods, quasi-experimental design to investigate the impact of parent development on rising third graders' summer reading losses as measured by the difference in May and August oral reading fluency scores. Title I parents and students from three schools in a rural North Carolina school district participated in a…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Parent Education, Grade 3
Bryant, Kerry G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study examined music-integrated (MI) instruction, framed by automatic information processing theory and elements of prosody. A quasi-experimental, pre- and posttest design was utilized to ascertain the effect of MI instruction on reading fluency among first grade students. Subjects were students in two public elementary schools in Georgia. To…
Descriptors: Music Education, Reading Fluency, Grade 1, Reading Instruction
Sapienza, Philip Kiersten – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teaching reading in the mainstream classroom is a challenge. This challenge is compounded when trying to meet the needs of English language learners. Recently, Response to Intervention (RTI) has been suggested as a framework for classroom teachers to use in order to meet the wide range of needs of their students. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, English Language Learners, Reading Tests, Guidelines
Mathis Hill, Mattie Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over several years, second grade parents have expressed concerns about not understanding the curriculum in the area of phonetic coding. The purpose of this study was to give second grade parents the skills they lacked in understanding phonetic coding so they could better help their children with homework and thus see if a significant difference in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Parents, Parent Education
Johnson, Diane D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
An estimated 75% of students who are poor readers in third grade continue to be lower achieving readers in ninth grade. The National Reading Panel has identified fluency as a prominent cause of reading comprehension problems which ultimately affect overall reading development. The purpose of this study was to test the theoretical framework of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Theater Arts, Reading Fluency