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Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Roberts, Greg; Wanzek, Jeanne; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J.; Solis, Michael; Simmons, Deborah – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a content acquisition and reading comprehension treatment implemented by eighth-grade social studies teachers. Using a within-teacher design, the eighth-grade teachers' social studies classes were randomly assigned to treatment or comparison conditions. Teachers (n = 5) taught the same instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Denton, Carolyn A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2010
This experimental study was conducted to examine the efficacy of repeated reading and wide reading practice interventions for high school students with severe reading disabilities. Effects on comprehension, fluency, and word reading were evaluated. Participants were 96 students with reading disabilities in grades 9-12. Students were paired within…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Effect Size
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Denton, Carolyn A.; Tolar, Tammy D.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Barth, Amy E.; Vaughn, Sharon; Francis, David J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This article describes a randomized controlled trial conducted to evaluate the effects of an intensive, individualized, Tier 3 reading intervention for second grade students who had previously experienced inadequate response to quality first grade classroom reading instruction (Tier 1) and supplemental small-group intervention (Tier 2). Also…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Student Characteristics, Grade 2
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Denton, Carolyn A.; Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Sharon; Bryan, Deanna – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2008
This study investigated the effectiveness of a multicomponent reading intervention implemented with middle school students with severe reading difficulties, all of whom had received remedial and/or special education for several years with minimal response to intervention. Participants were 38 students in grades 6-8 who had severe deficits in word…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Intervention
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
Two studies examined response to varying amounts of time in reading intervention for two cohorts of first-grade students demonstrating low levels of reading after previous intervention. Students were assigned to one of three groups that received (a) a single dose of intervention, (b) a double dose of intervention, or (c) no intervention.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Student Reaction, Acceleration (Education)
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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Reutebuch, Colleen K.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Two experimental studies to improve vocabulary knowledge and comprehension were conducted in 7th-grade social studies classes with English language learners (ELLs). Two different nonoverlapping samples of classes of 7th-grade students (N = 381 and N = 507) were randomly assigned at the classroom (i.e., section) level to a social studies…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Social Studies
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Vaughn, Sharon; Mathes, Patricia; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Cirino, Paul; Carlson, Coleen; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Cardenas-Hagan, Elsa; Francis, David – Elementary School Journal, 2006
A first-grade reading and language development intervention for English language learners (Spanish/English) at risk for reading difficulties was examined. The intervention was conducted in the same language as students' core reading instruction (English). Two hundred sixteen first-grade students from 14 classrooms in 4 schools from 2 districts…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Vaughn, Sharon; Cirino, Paul T.; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Mathes, Patricia G.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Hagan, Eisa Cardenas; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Francis, David J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
Two studies of Grade 1 reading interventions for English-language (EL) learners at risk for reading problems were conducted. Two samples of EL students were randomly assigned to a treatment or untreated comparison group on the basis of their language of instruction for core reading (i.e., Spanish or English). In all, 91 students completed the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Intervention, Spanish, English (Second Language)