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Saddler, Bruce; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Mastering sentence-construction skills is essential to learning to write. Limited sentence-construction skills may hinder a writer's ability to translate ideas into text. It may also inhibit or interfere with other composing processes, as developing writers must devote considerable cognitive effort to sentence construction. The authors examined…
Descriptors: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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
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Foster, Kelli C.; And Others – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1994
DaisyQuest is a computer program that teaches and provides practice in synthetic and analytic phonological skills. Researchers found young children trained on DaisyQuest had significantly greater phonological awareness gains than children without training. Children trained on a more developed version significantly outperformed a matched group on…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten