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Maynard, Stephanie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Concerns about the reading comprehension skills of students in the United States have been raised partly because of the introduction of digital products into their lives and the classroom setting. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards results from 2013 that were provided by the Arizona Department of Education indicated that reading scores…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
Atkins, James Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the effect of explicit teaching of comprehension strategies on the comprehension performance of elementary school students. Two schools with similar demographics, including a significant proportion of students at risk for reading failure, participated in the study. One school utilized an explicit comprehension strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
Forney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
When it comes to content area material, much of what students read and learn is predicated on information they have read before and are supposed to remember. Teachers often use silent reading and round robin reading as preferred reading methods to help students learn content area material. The objective of this study was to test reader's theater…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Retention (Psychology), Silent Reading
Hollingsworth, Lindsay Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative, causal-comparative study examined the possible cause and effect relationship between educational programming, specifically one-way Spanish immersion and traditional English-only, and native English-speaking fifth graders' vocabulary and reading comprehension. Archival data was used to examine students' reading achievement as…
Descriptors: Spanish, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Multivariate Analysis
Fincher, Melissa L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a controversial test administration alteration, the read-aloud alteration, in which text (passages and questions) is read aloud to the student on a reading comprehension test. For students whose disabilities impair their skill in decoding text and reading fluently, accessing text to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
Entzminger, Lori Bryson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Historically, theories pertaining to learning disabilities, and the programs and techniques developed to attempt to help children with learning disabilities, have centered on children ages seven and younger. There has been very little treatment for, or even written about, learning disabilities in children through and beyond the age of eight.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Therapy, Reading Comprehension
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
Moyer, Rodney Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed method study examined the use of repeated reading with eighteen, eighth grade special education and regular education students. The purpose was to study use of repeated reading's structured, systematic, oral reading intervention while also seeking to further analyze LaBerge and Samuels' "Theory of Automaticity"…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Grade 8, Special Education, Reading Instruction
Polite', Cheryl Powell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This was a quantitative study utilized to determine the effect of the Physio-Cat Program on improving reading-comprehension scores in reading for students in kindergarten through Grade 5 at an elementary school in Dade County Florida. The Physio-Cat Program, designed by this researcher, was developed to provide an innovative approach to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
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
Hancock, Jack William – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Evidence suggests that middle school students are spending insufficient school time in reading and writing activities, with little comprehensive literacy training from their teachers. To address that gap in practice, this quasi-experimental study addressed the impact of a 12-week treatment program on the reading comprehension and vocabulary mean…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7
Gillan-Sanderson, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study describes a procedure one school district used to increase students' reading abilities through reviewing data and adjusting the instruction to give students intensive services, as needed. This school worked in a problem-solving team approach to develop a comprehensive team that followed the progression of student achievement.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement
Bryan, Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined whether a one-to-one laptop program had an effect on the reading-fluency and comprehension scores of fourth- and fifth-grade students over a half-year period. Pre- and post-test scores on the AIMSweb R-CBM fluency and Maze-CBM comprehension tests were collected for 1,048 students attending six diverse, high-poverty elementary…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
Diebold, Tamara W. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In spite of efforts to achieve the reading proficiency requirements mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, students' inability to comprehend text and meet grade level standards on state and national assessments continues to be problematic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of explicit direct instruction of…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Federal Legislation
Rohrman, Susan T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot program utilizing practice standardized test questions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in an economically disadvantaged school and evaluated the impact of the pilot program on pre- and post-test practice tests in language arts literacy and on the 2009 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Pilot Projects, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
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