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Chambré, Susan J.; Ehri, Linnea C.; Ness, Molly – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
Orthographic facilitation refers to the boost in vocabulary learning that is provided when spellings are shown during study periods, but not during testing. The current study examined orthographic facilitation in beginning readers and whether directing their attention to print enhances the effect. In an experiment, first graders (N = 45) were…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Vocabulary Development
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Wolf, Beverly; Abbott, Robert D.; Berninger, Virginia W. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
In Study 1, the treatment group (N = 33 first graders, M = 6 years 10 months, 16 girls) received Slingerland multi-modal (auditory, visual, tactile, motor through hand, and motor through mouth) manuscript (unjoined) handwriting instruction embedded in systematic spelling, reading, and composing lessons; and the control group (N = 16 first graders,…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Wise, Nancy; D'Angelo, Nadia; Chen, Xi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
The current intervention study investigated the sustained effectiveness of phonological awareness training on the reading development of 16 children in French immersion who were identified as at-risk readers based on grade 1 English measures. The intervention program provided children from three cohorts with supplemental reading in small groups on…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, French, Immersion Programs, At Risk Students
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Partanen, Marita; Siegel, Linda S. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
This study examined the longitudinal effects of an early literacy intervention in Kindergarten. A group of children completed reading and cognitive measures between Kindergarten (5-6 years old) and Grade 7 (12-13 years old). Our results showed that 22% of children were identified as at-risk for reading deficits in Kindergarten, but only 6% of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Early Intervention, Literacy Education, Kindergarten
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Cena, Johanna; Baker, Doris Luft; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Baker, Scott K.; Park, Yonghan; Smolkowski, Keith – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
This study examined the impact of a 15-min daily explicit vocabulary intervention in Spanish on expressive and receptive vocabulary knowledge and oral reading fluency in Spanish, and on language proficiency in English. Fifty Spanish-speaking English learners who received 90 min of Spanish reading instruction in an early transition model were…
Descriptors: Spanish, Intervention, Expressive Language, Receptive Language
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Carlisle, Joanne F.; Berebitsky, Dan – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
Current debates concerning effective professional development for teachers of early reading have focused on the potential benefits of a literacy coach in providing sustained support and guidance for teachers' learning from a professional development program. In this study, we compare the response of first-grade teachers to a model of professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance)
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Hines, Sara J.; Speece, Deborah L.; Walker, Caroline Y.; DaDeppo, Lisa M. W. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2007
We conducted two case studies to evaluate the effectiveness of individualized remedial reading instruction linked to direct measures of student learning and transfer. The participants were two first grade children at serious risk of reading failure. The instruction targeted decoding of one syllable short vowel words and first emphasized…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Remedial Reading, Phonemes, Reading Failure