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Lovett, Maureen W.; Frijters, Jan C.; Wolf, Maryanne; Steinbach, Karen A.; Sevcik, Rose A.; Morris, Robin D. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Across multiple schools and sites, the impact of grade-at-intervention was evaluated for children at risk or meeting criteria for reading disabilities. A multiple-component reading intervention with demonstrated efficacy was offered to small groups of children in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. In a quasi-experimental design, 172 children received the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Instructional Program Divisions
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Hosp, John L.; Suchey, Nicole – School Psychology Review, 2014
Over the past few decades, reading assessment has been pushed to the forefront of the national discussion about education. The most recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1994, 2001) made assessment a priority as administrators and teachers are attempting to meet increasing accountability standards, but measuring…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
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Kidd, Julie K.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Gallington, Deb A.; Lopez, Claudia; Pasnak, Robert – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
In early elementary school in most English-speaking countries children are taught "patterning," which involves learning repetitive patterns of colors or shapes (e.g., red, blue, green, red, blue, green). The present study was designed to test the effectiveness of patterning instruction when compared to equal amounts of instruction in…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Pattern Recognition
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Ciampa, Katia – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This pilot study explores the impact of online electronic storybooks (e-books) on the reading motivation and listening comprehension of six grade 1 students (aged 7 years) from Ontario, Canada. The researcher measured participants' perceived enjoyment of the online e-book reading experience using standardized listening comprehension tests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Questionnaires, Observation
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Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will; Denis, Daniel – Exceptionality, 2012
We investigated various structural models of phonological processing and the relationship of phonological processing abilities to basic reading. Data were collected on 116 kindergarten and first grade students. The specific ability model, which included phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid automatized naming as separate…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
The current study follows a sample of lower skilled language minority (LM) and native English-speaking (non-LM) students who participated in an efficacy trial of a kindergarten phonics-based intervention. Follow-up procedures allowed 93% of the original sample to be retained for simple treatment effects modeling (N = 78 LM and N = 59 non-LM) and…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction, Intervention
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Pae, Hye K.; Sevcik, Rose A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
This study examined the respective contribution of verbal working memory, which was operationalized as immediate digit and sentence recall, to bilingual children's reading fluency and comprehension in the first language (L1) and second language (L2). Fifty children from two international sites took part in this study: One group was English-Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Bilingual Students
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Craig, Holly K.; Zhang, Lingling; Hensel, Stephanie L.; Quinn, Erin J. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2009
Purpose: In this study, the authors evaluated the contribution made by dialect shifting to reading achievement test scores of African American English (AAE)-speaking students when controlling for the effects of socioeconomic status (SES), general oral language abilities, and writing skills. Method: Participants were 165 typically developing…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, North American English, Black Dialects
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip C.; Tucker, Bradley J.; Cheung, Alan; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2008
This article evaluates 2 technology applications for teaching beginning reading. One, embedded multimedia, involves brief phonics and vocabulary videos threaded through teachers' lessons. The other, computer-assisted tutoring, helps tutors with planning, instruction, and assessment. An experiment in 2 high-poverty, high-minority Success for All…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Technology Integration