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Häikiö, Tuomo; Heikkilä, Timo T.; Kaakinen, Johanna K. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Syllabification by hyphens (e.g., hy-phen-a-tion) is a standard procedure in early Finnish reading instruction. However, recent findings indicate that hyphenation slows down children's reading already during the first grade (Häikiö, Hyönä, & Bertram, 2015, 2016). In the present study, it was examined whether this slowdown is indicative of…
Descriptors: Syllables, Finno Ugric Languages, Reading Instruction, Grade 2
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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Hedrick, Amy; Ginsberg, Marnie; Amendum, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to help struggling readers progress rapidly in early reading. Fifteen rural schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties
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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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Savage, Robert S.; Abrami, Philip; Hipps, Geoffrey; Deault, Louise – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
This study reports a randomized controlled trial evaluation of a computer-based balanced literacy intervention, ABRACADABRA (http://grover.concordia.ca/abra/version1/abracadabra.html). Children (N = 144) in Grade 1 were exposed either to computer activities for word analysis, text comprehension, and fluency, alongside shared stories (experimental…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Fluency
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Chambers, Bette; Cheung, Alan C. K.; Madden, Nancy A.; Slavin, Robert E.; Gifford, Richard – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Embedded multimedia refers to teaching methods that embed video content within teachers' lessons. The research of Mayer and others has suggested that multimedia instruction can enhance learning by using the capacity of both visual and verbal memory systems. The present study is an evaluation of embedded multimedia in a year-long randomized…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Multimedia Instruction, Grade 1
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Roberts, Theresa A.; Meiring, Anne – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
First-grade children's reading, writing, and spelling competencies in 2 different instructional contexts for teaching phonics were examined. Reading, writing, and spelling abilities were measured at the beginning, middle, and end of 1st grade. Children were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatments designed to teach grapheme-phoneme correspondences,…
Descriptors: Phonics, Childrens Literature, Reading Comprehension, Spelling