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Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Gatlin, Brandy; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Wanzek, Jeanne – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
We discuss a component-based, developmental view of text writing fluency, which we tested using data from children in Grades 2 and 3. "Text writing fluency" was defined as efficiency and automaticity in writing connected texts, which acts as a mediator between text generation (oral language), transcription skills, and writing quality. We…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Gatlin, Brandy; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kim, Young-Suk Grace – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
We examined the effects of transcription instruction for students in 1st grade. We selected students in the lowest 70% of the participating schools for the study. We randomly assigned these 81 students to (a) spelling instruction, (b) handwriting instruction, (c) combination spelling and handwriting instruction, or (d) no intervention.…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Writing Instruction, Intervention, Spelling
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Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Wanzek, Jeanne; Rivas, Brenna; Jones, Francesca – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
An emerging body of research has evaluated the role of growth mindset in educational achievement, yet little work has focused on the unique role of mindset to standardized reading outcomes. Our study presents 4 key outcomes in a sample of 195 fourth-grade students. First, we evaluated the dimensionality of general and reading-specific mindset and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Ciullo, Stephen; Lo, Yu-Ling Sabrina; Wanzek, Jeanne; Reed, Deborah K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This research synthesis was conducted to understand the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve learning from informational text for students with learning disabilities in elementary school (K-5). The authors identified 18 studies through a comprehensive search. The interventions were evaluated to determine treatment effects and to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Effect Size, Intervention
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn C.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Haynes, Martha; Rivas, Brenna K.; Jones, Francesca G. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The present study used a randomized control trial to examine the effects of a widely used multicomponent Tier 2-type intervention, Passport to Literacy, on the reading ability of 221 fourth graders who initially scored at or below the 30th percentile in reading comprehension. Intervention was provided by research staff to groups of 4-7 students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials
Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn; Christopher, Schatschneider; Haynes, Martha; Rivas, Brenna K.; Jones, Francesca G. – Grantee Submission, 2016
The present study used a randomized control trial to examine the effects of a widely-used multi-component Tier 2 type intervention, Passport to Literacy, on the reading ability of 221 fourth graders who initially scored at or below the 30th percentile in reading comprehension. Intervention was provided by research staff to groups of 4-7 students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials
Gatlin, Brandy; Wanzek, Jeanne – Exceptional Children, 2017
Nonmainstream American English, or dialect, among children may have important implications for reading research and practice. However, much of the research involving relations between dialect and literacy has analyzed dialect use in only one context and has omitted students with speech, language, and learning disabilities. Consequently, we…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Dialects, Reading Achievement, Speech Impairments
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne – Review of Educational Research, 2016
Theories of writing development posit several component skills as necessary to the writing process. This meta-analysis synthesizes the literature on the correlation between these proposed component skills and writing outcomes. Specifically, in this study, we examine the bivariate relationships between handwriting fluency, spelling, reading, and…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes
Kent, Shawn; Wanzek, Jeanne – Grantee Submission, 2016
Theories of writing development posit several component skills as necessary to the writing process. This meta-analysis synthesizes the literature on the correlation between these proposed component skills and writing outcomes. Specifically, this study examines the bivariate relationship of handwriting fluency, spelling, reading, and oral language…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes
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Greulich, Luana; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Ortiz, Miriam; Wagner, Richard K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use a mixed methods approach to learn about inadequate response to a year-long multi-tier response to intervention (RTI) model that allowed first-grade students to move up and down tiers. Participants were 156 students who received supplemental intervention services during a larger multi-tier RTI study involving…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Mixed Methods Research, Regression (Statistics)
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Gatlin, Brandy; Wanzek, Jeanne – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2015
Purpose: The current meta-analysis examines recent empirical research studies that have investigated relations among dialect use and the development and achievement of reading, spelling, and writing skills. Method: Studies published between 1998 and 2014 were selected if they: (a) included participants who were in Grades K-6 and were typically…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Dialects, Elementary School Students, Correlation
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Petscher, Yaacov – Exceptional Children, 2014
This study used a large statewide database to examine the oral reading fluency development of second- and third-grade students with emotional disturbance or learning disabilities and their general education peers. Oral reading fluency measures were administered to 185,367 students without disabilities (general education), 2,146 students identified…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Emotional Disturbances
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
This study investigated the relative effects of three treatments with varying instructional emphases in reading with a comparison condition. Eighty-seven students in fourth grade with reading impairments were assigned through stratified random assignment to one of four conditions: (a) comprehension emphasis, (b) word study emphasis, (c) emphasis…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Limited English Speaking, Grade 4