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Foorman, Barbara; Beyler, Nicholas; Borradaile, Kelley; Coyne, Michael; Denton, Carolyn A.; Dimino, Joseph; Furgeson, Joshua; Hayes, Lynda; Henke, Juliette; Justice, Laura; Keating, Betsy; Lewis, Warnick; Sattar, Samina; Streke, Andrei; Wagner, Richard; Wissel, Sarah – What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations for teaching foundational reading skills to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. This guide is a companion to the existing practice guide, "Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade", and as a set, these guides…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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, 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, 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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" and a similar program known as "Peer-Assisted Literacy Strategies" are peer-tutoring programs that supplement the primary reading curriculum (Fuchs, Fuchs, Kazdan, & Allen, 1999; Mathes & Babyak, 2001). This review uses the acronym "PALS" to encompass both programs and their…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Reading Instruction, Literacy
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This study examined whether the "Experience Corps" program improved the reading skills of elementary school students who were at risk of academic failure. Nearly 900 first through third grade students in 23 schools in Boston, New York City, and Port Arthur, TX participated in the study. These students were randomly assigned to either a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Sound Partners" (Vadasy et al., 2004) is a phonics-based tutoring program that provides supplemental reading instruction to elementary school students grades K-3 with below average reading skills. The program is designed specifically for use by tutors with minimal training and experience. Instruction emphasizes letter-sound…
Descriptors: Phonics, Tutoring, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Shanahan, Timothy; Callison, Kim; Carriere, Christine; Duke, Nell K.; Pearson, P. David; Schatschneider, Christopher; Torgesen, Joseph – What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
Strong reading comprehension skills are central not only to academic and professional success, but also to a productive social and civic life. These skills build the capacity to learn independently, to absorb information on a variety of topics, to enjoy reading, and to experience literature more deeply. Despite the growing demand for highly…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
"Early Intervention in Reading"[R] is a program designed to provide extra instruction to groups of students at risk of failing to learn to read. The program uses picture books to stress instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and contextual analysis, along with repeated reading and writing. In grades K, 1, and 2, the program is based on…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Picture Books, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
"Reading Recovery"[R] is a short-term tutoring intervention intended to serve the lowest-achieving (bottom 20%) first-grade students. The goals of "Reading Recovery"[R] are to promote literacy skills, reduce the number of first-grade students who are struggling to read, and prevent long-term reading difficulties. "Reading Recovery"[R] supplements…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
"Read Naturally" is designed to improve reading fluency using a combination of books, audiotapes, and computer software. According to the developer's web site, this program has three main strategies: repeated reading of text for developing oral reading fluency, teacher modeling of story reading, and systematic monitoring of student…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
"Kaplan SpellRead" (formerly known as "SpellRead Phonological Auditory Training"[R]) is a literacy program for struggling readers in grades 2 or above, including special education students, English language learners, and students more than two years below grade level in reading. "Kaplan SpellRead" integrates the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
Start Making a Reader Today[R] (SMART[R]) is a volunteer tutoring program widely implemented in Oregon for students in grades K-2 who are at risk of reading failure. The program is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-implement intervention. Volunteer tutors go into schools where at least 40% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Volunteers, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction