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Wise, Nancy; D'Angelo, Nadia; Chen, Xi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
The current intervention study investigated the sustained effectiveness of phonological awareness training on the reading development of 16 children in French immersion who were identified as at-risk readers based on grade 1 English measures. The intervention program provided children from three cohorts with supplemental reading in small groups on…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, French, Immersion Programs, At Risk Students
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Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Nelson, J. Ron – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A two-cohort cluster-randomized trial was conducted to estimate effects of small-group supplemental vocabulary instruction for at-risk kindergarten English learners (ELs). Connections students received explicit instruction in high-frequency decodable root words, and interactive book reading (IBR) students were taught the same words in a storybook…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Instructional Effectiveness
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Vernon-Feagans, L.; Bratsch-Hines, M.; Varghese, C.; Bean, A.; Hedrick, A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2015
The targeted reading intervention (TRI) is a professional development program for rural kindergarten and first grade classroom teachers to help them provide effective reading strategies with struggling readers. In two randomized controlled trials, the TRI was delivered two ways: (1) literacy coaches provided support for classroom teachers through…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Faculty Development, Rural Schools
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Fien, Hank; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Chaparro, Erin – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This article presents findings of an efficacy trial examining the effect of a multitiered instruction and intervention model on first grade at-risk students' reading outcomes. Schools (N = 16) were randomly assigned to the treatment or control condition. In the fall of Grade 1, students were assigned to an instructional tier on the basis of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Nelson, J. Ron – Grantee Submission, 2015
A two-cohort cluster randomized trial was conducted to estimate effects of small-group supplemental vocabulary instruction for at-risk kindergarten English learners (ELs). "Connections" students received explicit instruction in high-frequency decodable root words, and interactive book reading (IBR) students were taught the same words in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ayala, Sandra M.; O'Connor, Rollanda – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2013
Ten first grade students who had responded poorly to a Tier 2 reading intervention in a response to intervention (RTI) model received an intervention of video self-modeling to improve decoding skills and sight word recognition. Students were video recorded blending and segmenting decodable words and reading sight words. Videos were edited and…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Programs, Intervention
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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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Shamir, Haya; Johnson, Erin Phinney – Educational Media International, 2012
This paper presents an effectiveness study of a computer-based English reading program, the Waterford Early Reading Program (WERP), among first and second grade students in Israel. Students who used the program were compared to a control group only receiving English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction as part of the school curriculum. First…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Early Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement
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Wood, Eileen; Anderson, Alissa; Piquette-Tomei, Noella; Savage, Robert; Mueller, Julie – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
Support requests were documented for 10 teachers (4 kindergarten, 4 grade one, and 2 grade one/two teachers) who received just-in-time instructional support over a 2 1/2 month period while implementing a novel reading software program as part of their literacy instruction. In-class observations were made of each instructional session. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Reading Programs, Computer Software
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Folsom, Jessica S.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Greulich, Luana; Meadows, Jane; Li, Zhi; Connor, Carol M. – Exceptional Children, 2011
Many schools are implementing multitier response-to-intervention (RTI) models to reduce reading difficulties. This study was part of our larger ongoing longitudinal RTI investigation within the Florida Learning Disabilities Center grant and was conducted in 7 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse schools. We observed reading instruction in 20…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading, Reading Programs, Learning Disabilities
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Fundations"[R] is a prevention and early-intervention program designed to help reduce reading and spelling failure. The program is aimed at students in grades K-3 and involves daily 30-minute lessons which focus on carefully-sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness,…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Evidence, Standards, Prevention
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Pindiprolu, Sekhar S.; Forbush, David – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2009
In 2000, National Reading Panelists (NRP) reported that computer delivered reading instruction has potential for promoting the reading skills of students at-risk for reading failure. However, panelists also noted a scarcity of data present in the literature on the effects of computer-based reading instruction. This preliminary investigation…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
"Reading Recovery"[R] is a short-term tutoring intervention designed to serve the lowest-achieving (bottom 20%) first-grade students. The goals of "Reading Recovery"[R] include: promoting literacy skills; reducing the number of first-grade students who are struggling to read; and preventing long-term reading difficulties. The…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Failure, Second Language Learning
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Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Chambers, Bette; Cheung, Alan; Davis, Susan – Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education, 2009
This article systematically reviews research on the achievement outcomes of four types of approaches to improving the beginning reading success of children in kindergarten and first grade: Reading curricula, instructional technology, instructional process programs, and combinations of curricula and instructional process. Study inclusion criteria…
Descriptors: Evidence, Control Groups, Beginning Reading, Reading Programs
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Riepl, Jennifer H.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Martella, Ronald C. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2008
This study explored the effects of "Reading Mastery Plus" in grades K-2 at a Title 1 school with six students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Two students in each of grades kindergarten, 1, and 2 participated. "Diagnostic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)" spring fluency probes were used…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Kindergarten
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