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Hubbard, Anne Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effects of the "READ 180"[R] program on the reading achievement levels of fourth grade students who participated in the "READ 180"[R] program (Scholastic Incorporated, 2005) compared to fourth grade students who were reading below grade level but who were not participating in the "READ 180"[R]…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Independent Reading, Reading Programs, Written Language
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Therrien, William J.; Hughes, Charles – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study was conducted to ascertain if repeated reading or question generation was more effective at improving reading fluency and comprehension of fourth- through sixth-grade students with learning disabilities or reading problems. Adult tutors trained by the investigator conducted the interventions. Instructional components and training within…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Improvement, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
Brown, Barbara Ann – 2002
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using Literature Circles to improve reading comprehension skills of eighth-grade students in a middle school located in middle Georgia. A quasi-experiment was used with a random assignment to the experimental or control group. One reading class received traditional drill and classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Instruction, Grade 8, Instructional Effectiveness