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Shannon, Lisa Cassidy; Styers, Mary Koenig; Wilkerson, Stephanie Baird; Peery, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of Accelerated Reader, a computer-based learning program, at improving student reading. Accelerated Reader is a progress-monitoring, assessment, and practice tool that supports classroom instruction and guides independent reading. Researchers used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the program with 344…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Walcott, Christy M.; Marett, Katherine; Hessel, Amanda B. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Children who are significantly inattentive and poor early readers require intervention, and traditional tutoring approaches may not be effective with this group. Using a single-subject, multiple-baseline-across-participants design, Study 1 examines whether a computer-assisted reading intervention increases performance for three first-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Improvement, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Glenberg, Arthur M.; Goldberg, Andrew B.; Zhu, Xiaojin – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
An embodied approach to reading comprehension suggests that emerging readers must learn to map words and phrases onto their remembered experiences, but this is made difficult by the necessity of focusing attention on decoding. Having children manipulate toys to correspond to what they are reading overcomes this problem, but introduces its own…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Early Reading, Toys, Educational Technology
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Pindiprolu, Sekhar S.; Forbush, David – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2009
In 2000, National Reading Panelists (NRP) reported that computer delivered reading instruction has potential for promoting the reading skills of students at-risk for reading failure. However, panelists also noted a scarcity of data present in the literature on the effects of computer-based reading instruction. This preliminary investigation…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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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