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Mathes, Patricia G.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Anthony, Jason L.; Francis, David J.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study investigated the effectiveness of combining enhanced classroom instruction and intense supplemental intervention for struggling readers in first grade. Further, it compared two supplemental interventions derived from distinct theoretical orientations, examining them in terms of effects on academic outcomes and whether children's…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 1, Beginning Reading, Student Characteristics
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Baker, Scott; Gersten, Russell; Keating, Thomas – Reading Research Quarterly, 2000
Describes "Start Making a Reader Today" (SMART), a volunteer tutoring program that helps K-2 students at risk of reading difficulties. Finds that the program improved students' word reading, reading fluency, and word comprehension, though level of performance at end of second grade was still much lower than that of average-achieving…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies, Primary Education, Program Descriptions
Pinnell, Gay Su; And Others – 1988
This monograph presents information about Reading Recovery, describes the latest research concerning the program, and summarizes practical experience concerning the implementation of this innovation in reading instruction. Chapter 1 presents a general description of Reading Recovery instructional procedures. Chapter 2 contains three case studies…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 1, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness