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Briceño, Allison; Klein, Adria F. – Reading Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if first-grade English Learners made patterns of language related errors when reading, and if so, to identify those patterns and how teachers coded language related errors when analyzing English Learners' running records. Using research from the fields of both literacy and Second Language Acquisition, we…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Goldenberg, Claude; Tolar, Tammy D.; Reese, Leslie; Francis, David J.; Bazán, Antonio Ray; Mejía-Arauz, Rebeca – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This comparative study examines relationships between phonemic awareness and Spanish reading skill acquisition among three groups of Spanish-speaking first and second graders: children in Mexico receiving reading instruction in Spanish and children in the United States receiving reading instruction in either Spanish or English. Children were…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Teaching Methods, Spanish, Reading Skills
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Furtado, Leena; Johnson, Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This action-research case study endeavors to enhance the summarization skills of first grade students who are reading at or above the third grade level during the first trimester of the academic school year. Students read "twin text" sources, meaning, fiction and nonfiction literary selections focusing on a common theme to help identify…
Descriptors: Sentences, Siblings, Student Improvement, Grade 3
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Gersten, Russell; Dimino, Joseph; Jayanthi, Madhavi; Kim, James S.; Santoro, Lana Edwards – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
Randomized field trials were used to examine the impact of the Teacher Study Group (TSG), a professional development model, on first grade teachers' reading comprehension and vocabulary instruction, their knowledge of these areas, and the comprehension and vocabulary achievement of their students. The multisite study was conducted in three large…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Grade 1, Reading Instruction
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Menzies, Holly M.; Mahdavi, Jennifer N.; Lewis, James L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
This study documents the implementation of research-based strategies to minimize the occurrence of reading difficulties in a first-grade population. Three strategies were implemented: (a) A system of progress monitoring was used to assess student progress and skill acquisition; (b) instruction was characterized by high intensity through the use of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Instruction
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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
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Pianta, Robert C.; Belsky, Jay; Vandergrift, Nathan; Houts, Renate; Morrison, Fred J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This nonexperimental, longitudinal field study examines the extent to which variation in observed classroom supports (quality of emotional and instructional interactions and amount of exposure to literacy and math activities) predicts trajectories of achievement in reading and math from 54 months to fifth grade. Growth mixture modeling detected…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Literacy
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
Success for All (SFA) is a comprehensive reading, writing, and oral language development program for students in pre-K through eighth grade. Its underlying premise is that all children, including those with limited English proficiency, can and should be reading in English at grade level by the end of third grade. (SFA can impact Spanish literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Tutoring, Reading Achievement, Parent Participation
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
"Success for All" ("SFA")[R] is a comprehensive school reform model that includes a reading, writing, and oral language development program for students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Its underlying premise is that all children can and should be reading at grade level by the end of third grade and then remain at grade…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Tutoring, Intervention
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Saenz, Terry Irvine; Felix, Denise M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2007
This study surveyed the literacy practices of 45 English-speaking parents of Latino kindergarten through second graders using English questionnaires. The results of the survey were similar in many respects to other studies of English-speaking Latinos and unlike studies of Spanish-speaking Latinos. Respondents reported numbers of children's books…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy, Grade 2
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Coburn, Cynthia E. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2005
Studies of the relationship between policy and practice typically focus on the formal policy system alone. Yet, the public policy system does not exist in isolation. A host of nonsystem actors promote, translate, and transform policy ideas as they carry them to teachers. This study draws on neoinstitutional theories of organization to investigate…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Public Policy