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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Wagner, Richard K.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
This study demonstrates the utility of applying a causal indicator modeling framework to investigate important predictors of reading comprehension in third, seventh, and tenth grade students. The results indicated that a 4-factor multiple indicator multiple indicator cause (MIMIC) model of reading comprehension provided adequate fit at each grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Causal Models, Predictor Variables
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Zumbrunn, Sharon; Bruning, Roger – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of implementing the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model of instruction (Graham & Harris, 2005; Harris & Graham, 1996) on the writing skills and knowledge of six first grade students. A multiple-baseline design across participants with multiple probes (Kazdin, 2010) was…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Grade 1, Writing Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Carlisle, Joanne F.; Berebitsky, Dan – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
Current debates concerning effective professional development for teachers of early reading have focused on the potential benefits of a literacy coach in providing sustained support and guidance for teachers' learning from a professional development program. In this study, we compare the response of first-grade teachers to a model of professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance)
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Smith, Susan Lambrecht – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009
Phonological and lexical characteristics of 30-month-old children's spontaneous language samples were examined as indicators of later reading outcome. Participants were 27 children, 10 children with reading disability and 17 children without reading disability. Of the non-disabled readers, 7 were at high familial risk for reading disability, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Learning Disabilities, Language Processing
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Vellutino, Frank R.; Scanlon, Donna M.; Zhang, Haiyan; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
Entry-level kindergartners in classrooms from five middle class school districts were given a test of letter identification and children who scored at or below the 30th percentile on the test were classified as "at risk" for early reading difficulties. Half of these children were randomly assigned to a project-based intervention condition where…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Middle Class, Intervention, Early Reading
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Foorman, Barbara R.; York, Mary; Santi, Kristi L.; Francis, David – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
This study utilized early reading assessment data from a randomized trial of 210 urban and rural schools in Texas to examine contextual effects on risk prediction in first and second grade. The primary objective was to examine the roles of (a) individual differences, (b) the grade 1 classroom, and (c) the pairing of first and second grade teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Rural Schools, Mentors