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Lienemann, Torri Ortiz; Graham, Steve; Leader-Janssen, Beth; Reid, Robert – Journal of Special Education, 2006
An important goal in preventing writing disabilities is to provide effective early instruction to at-risk students to maximize their writing development. This study examined whether or not explicitly teaching six at-risk second-grade writers, including children with disabilities, how to plan and draft stories would improve their story writing as…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 2, Reading Materials, Disabilities
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Reutzel, D. Ray; Smith, John A.; Fawson, Parker C. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2005
There are few research studies on the effects of teaching comprehension strategies to young children in the primary grades. Using a Dominant-Less Dominant Mixed Model design employing both qualitative and quantitative data collection, we evaluated two approaches for teaching comprehension strategies to 7- and 8-year-old children in four…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Motivation, Reading Instruction, Young Children
McCormick, Christine; Mason, Jana M. – 1986
A study was conducted to evaluate the impact of predictable stories given to children from low-income families over a two-year period. Phase one subjects were all the children (N=52) from four Headstart classes; phase two subjects were all the children who had participated in phase 1 and who entered kindergarten after their last year in Headstart.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Intervention, Early Reading, Emergent Literacy
Phillips, Linda M.; And Others – 1990
A study examined whether a beneficial effect on children's literacy development accrues from the use of the Little Books with kindergarten children, and identified differential effects on kindergarten achievement according to treatment type, community status, and school type. From a sample of 40 Newfoundland schools, schools were grouped into…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries