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Paige, David D. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This essay challenges whether or not the use of district money for Reading Recovery© (RR) instruction is an effective expenditure of funds that results in sustained improvement in student reading outcomes. As a Tier 3 intervention, RR provides expensive, one-on-one tutoring for first- and second-grade readers that is occupying an increasingly…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Advocacy, Reading Programs, School Districts
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Robinson, Joyce M. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
This paper presents an evaluation of two reading methods, phonics-based instruction and whole language learning, for English Language Learners (ELLs) and discusses the learning theories, behaviorism and constructivism that are associated with each method, respectively. The study took place in a K-12 international school, with 110 Grade 1 subjects…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
"Houghton Mifflin Reading"© is a reading program designed for grades K-6. The program provides step-by-step instruction in reading using Big Books (fiction and nonfiction literature), anthologies, Read Aloud books, and audio compact discs. The product is designed to be used as a full-year curriculum program with instruction on developing…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
The "Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing"® program is designed to improve reading and spelling skills by teaching students the skills needed to decode and encode words and to identify individual sounds and blends in words. The WWC has updated its 2008 review of "Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing"® to include 16 new studies, two of which…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Spelling, Reading Instruction, Decoding (Reading)
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Mahiri, Jabari; Maniates, Helen – Reading Teacher, 2014
Literacy engagement is critical to the development of reading proficiency. Yet, many students, having had varied and often limited experiences with formal literacy practices, begin schooling in an interstitial state that might more accurately be called "pre-engagement" where though eager to learn, they are unsure how to fully focus on…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Asaad, Hanan; Eviatar, Zohar – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
We examined the relative contribution of visual abilities, accessibility of letter names, and phonological awareness, to text reading speed and accuracy of Arabic in first, third, and fifth grades. The results revealed that for all levels of skill, phonological awareness contributes significantly to reading accuracy, to the same degree. For…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Visual Perception, Alphabets, Phonological Awareness
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Mahdavi, Jennifer N.; Tensfeldt, Lael – Preventing School Failure, 2013
Although early reading instruction focuses on phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, research indicates that reading comprehension strategies can be effectively taught to young students. Peer-reviewed studies that employed experimental or quasi-experimental designs and included children between the ages of five and nine, some of whom had…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, At Risk Students
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Dougherty Stahl, Katherine A.; Keane, Annette E.; Simic, Ognjen – Urban Education, 2013
This mixed methods study explores the pilot implementation of a Response to Intervention framework in the first grade classrooms in three urban schools. Two schools in a fully implemented condition (FI) with a facilitator and a partially implemented condition (PI) without a facilitator were investigated using student achievement data, field notes,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Response to Intervention
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Hanselman, Paul; Borman, Geoffrey D. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
We evaluate the impact of Success for All literacy instruction in grades 3 through 5 using data from the same cluster randomized trial used to evaluate effects in the earlier grades (K-2). In contrast to the early benefits, there is no effect on reading achievement in the later grades, either overall or for students and schools with high or low…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Gove, Amber; Habib, Samir; Piper, Benjamin; Ralaingita, Wendi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
This article reviews the development of the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessments (EGRA and EGMA), which are locally tailored, timely assessments designed to directly inform policy and instruction for learning improvement, particularly for countries on the lower end of the income spectrum. The history of the design and implementation of…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
“Reading Recovery[R]” is a short-term intervention that provides one-on-one tutoring to first-grade students who are struggling in reading and writing. The supplementary program aims to promote literacy skills and foster the development of reading and writing strategies by tailoring individualized lessons to each student. Tutoring is delivered by…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Reading Mastery," one of several curriculum components that constitute the "Direct Instruction" program from SRA/McGraw-Hill, is designed to provide systematic instruction in reading to students in grades K-6. "Reading Mastery," which can be used as an intervention program for struggling readers, as a supplement to a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Elementary School Curriculum, Direct Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Open Court Reading©" is a reading program for grades K-6 published by McGraw-Hill Education that is designed to teach decoding, comprehension, inquiry, and writing in a three-part logical progression. Part One of each unit, Preparing to Read, focuses on phonemic awareness, sounds and letters, phonics, fluency, and word knowledge. Part…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The "Spalding Method"[R] is a language arts program for grades K-6 that uses explicit, integrated instruction and multisensory techniques to teach spelling, writing, and reading. The program and its textbook, The "Writing Road to Reading," provide 32 weeks of lesson plans. Students work on program materials in spelling, writing, and reading for…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Spelling Instruction
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Davis, Andrew – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2012
In England, Higher Education institutions, together with the schools whose staff they train, are being required to incorporate synthetic phonics as one of the key approaches to the teaching of reading. Yet even if synthetic phonics can be identified as one of the component "skills" of reading, an assumption vigorously contested in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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