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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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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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Kieffer, Michael J.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
This study examined the relationship between morphological awareness and reading comprehension in English among Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELLs) followed from fourth through fifth grade. Students' ability to decompose derived words while reading was assessed using an experimental task. Multiple regression analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Grade 5
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Fuchs, Douglas; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Bryant, Joan; Davis, G. Nicole – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
Responsiveness-to-intervention (RTI) is a method for both preventing and helping to identify learning disabilities. An important feature is its multi-tier structure: "primary intervention" (tier 1) refers to classroom instruction; "secondary intervention" (tier 2) usually involves more intensive pullout, small-group…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Learning Disabilities