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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Adkins, Mary – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The impact of supplemental handwriting and spelling instruction on learning to write was examined in an experimental study with first grade students who were not acquiring these skills as rapidly as their classmates. Thirty students (16 boys, 14 girls) were randomly assigned to a handwriting and spelling instructional condition or a phonological…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Spelling Instruction, Phonological Awareness, Accuracy
Wolbers, Kimberly; Dostal, Hannah; Graham, Steve; Branum-Martin, Lee; Kilpatrick, Jennifer; Saulsburry, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2018
A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine the impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction on 3rd-5th grade deaf and hard of hearing students' writing and written language compared to a business-as-usual condition (treatment group N = 41, comparison group N = 22). A total of 18 hours of instruction was provided for each of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Gillespie Rouse, Amy; Graham, Steve; Compton, Donald – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this study, we randomly assigned 69 Grade 4 students to a writing-to-learn treatment (n = 23), comparison (n = 23), or no-treatment control (n = 23). Treatment and comparison students completed a science experiment involving balance. During the experiment, treatment students wrote four short responses and an extended response to document their…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Science Experiments
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Wolbers, Kimberly A.; Dostal, Hannah M.; Graham, Steve; Cihak, David; Kilpatrick, Jennifer R.; Saulsburry, Rachel – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) has led to improved writing and language outcomes among deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) middle grades students. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of SIWI on the written expression of DHH elementary students across recount/personal narrative, information report, and persuasive…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Graham, Steve; Gillespie, Amy – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined whether discourse and topic knowledge separately predicted the overall quality and the inclusion of basic genre elements in 5th grade students' stories, persuasive papers, and informational text once the other type of knowledge as well as topic interest, spelling, handwriting fluency, length of text, and gender were controlled.…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Predictor Variables
Wolbers, Kimberly A; Dostal, Hannah M; Graham, Steve; Cihak, David; Kilpatrick, Jennifer R; Saulsburry, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2015
Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) has led to improved writing and language outcomes among deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) middle grades students. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of SIWI on the written expression of DHH elementary students across recount/personal narrative, information report, and persuasive…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Deafness
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Hebert, Michael; Graham, Steve; Rigby-Wills, Hope; Ganson, Katie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Writing may be an especially useful tool for improving the reading comprehension of lower performing readers and students with disabilities. However, it is reasonable to expect that students with poor writing skills in particular, may actually be less adept at using writing to improve their reading skills, and may not be able to do so without…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Notetaking, Writing (Composition), Reading Comprehension