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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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Nelson, Kristin L.; Dole, Janice A.; Hosp, John L.; Hosp, Michelle K. – Reading Psychology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the vocabulary teaching of primary-grade teachers (K-3) in low-income schools. A total of 337 observations were conducted during language arts blocks over a three-year period. A coding scheme was developed to analyze teachers' vocabulary instruction. Results indicated that teachers spent less than 5%…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Steiner, Lilly M. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This study examines a family literacy intervention conducted in two first-grade classrooms with culturally diverse student populations. In the treatment and control classrooms, six parents and a classroom teacher learned practices for building home-school partnerships. Data were analyzed to determine changes in home-literacy practices, increases…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Amendum, Steven J.; Li, Yongmei; Hall, Leigh A.; Fitzgerald, Jill; Creamer, Kimberly H.; Head-Reeves, Darlene M.; Hollingsworth, Heidi L. – Reading Psychology, 2009
Five reading lesson instruction characteristics were examined in relation to first and second graders' end-of-year instructional reading level: (a) teacher's preferred interaction style (indicated by extent of teacher telling and coaching); (b) teacher's preferred grouping (indicated by extent of whole class and small group instruction); (c)…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Early Reading, Reading Achievement