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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Success for All (SFA)[R] is a whole-school reform model that includes a reading, writing, and oral language development program for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Classroom reading instruction is delivered in daily 90-minute blocks to students grouped by reading ability. Immediate intervention with tutors who are certified…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Intervention, Oral Language, Reading Achievement
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Stepanek, Jennifer; Peixotto, Kit – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a framework for providing interventions and services at increasing levels of intensity until students succeed. The framework helps teachers and schools provide instruction and interventions matched to student needs, monitor progress frequently to guide decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and apply…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
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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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Lane, Holly B.; Pullen, Paige C.; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Konold, Timothy R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2009
This study examined the components of a one-on-one literacy tutoring model to identify the necessary and sufficient elements for helping struggling beginning readers. The tutoring components of interest included word work using manipulative letters, written word work, and a generalization component. Reading assessment data from 100 first-grade…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Sight Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Data Analysis
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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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Block, Cathy Collins – Educational Psychologist, 2008
The purpose of this article is to document the legacy and continuing influence of Michael Pressley's work in the field of reading research and instruction. Descriptions are provided to demonstrate how he translated his data from the cognitive sciences into highly effective pedagogy. A second component of this article discusses how Michael…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Research Methodology, Reading Instruction
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Nist, Lindsay; Joseph, Laurice M. – School Psychology Review, 2008
This investigation built upon previous studies that compared effectiveness and efficiency among instructional methods. Instructional effectiveness and efficiency were compared among three conditions: an incremental rehearsal, a more challenging ratio of known to unknown interspersal word procedure, and a traditional drill and practice flashcard…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Word Recognition, Instructional Effectiveness
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Vaughn, Sharon; Cirino, Paul T.; Tolar, Tammy; Fletcher, Jack M.; Cardenas-Hagan, Elsa; Carlson, Coleen D.; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
We provide data 3 to 4 years postintervention for four samples of English language learners from two sequential Grade 1 cohorts who received supplemental Grade 1 reading interventions in Spanish or English and for whom the language of instruction for intervention was matched with language of core reading instruction. Participants were 300 students…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Language of Instruction, At Risk Students
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Riepl, Jennifer H.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Martella, Ronald C. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2008
This study explored the effects of "Reading Mastery Plus" in grades K-2 at a Title 1 school with six students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Two students in each of grades kindergarten, 1, and 2 participated. "Diagnostic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)" spring fluency probes were used…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Kindergarten
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip C.; Tucker, Bradley J.; Cheung, Alan; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2008
This article evaluates 2 technology applications for teaching beginning reading. One, embedded multimedia, involves brief phonics and vocabulary videos threaded through teachers' lessons. The other, computer-assisted tutoring, helps tutors with planning, instruction, and assessment. An experiment in 2 high-poverty, high-minority Success for All…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Technology Integration
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Chambers, Bette; Abrami, Philip; Tucker, Bradley; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Cheung, Alan; Gifford, Richard – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
This article presents a randomized experiment evaluating a computer-assisted tutoring program. The software program, Alphie's Alley, provides reading tutors with assessment and planning tools and performance support. It provides students with animated presentations and engaging activities. In a yearlong study involving 25 schools using the Success…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Program Effectiveness
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Trezek, Beverly J.; Wang, Ye; Woods, Denyse G.; Gampp, Terri L.; Paul, Peter V. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
The purpose of the current study is to expand upon the effectiveness of using Visual Phonics in conjunction with Direct Instruction reading programs (B. J. Trezek & K. W. Malmgren, 2005; B. J. Trezek & Y. Wang, 2006) and to explore the results of utilizing Visual Phonics to supplement another phonics-based reading curriculum for students who are…
Descriptors: Phonics, Visual Aids, Reading Programs, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Musti-Rao, Shobana; Cartledge, Gwendolyn – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2007
This study investigated the effects of a supplemental early reading intervention program on the phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle skills of students identified as at risk for reading failure. Seven kindergarten students and one first-grade student received 20 min of supplemental reading instruction 3 days a week for 16, 12, and 8 weeks.…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Early Reading, Phonemics
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Nanda, Alice O.; Fredrick, Laura D. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2007
The present study replicates and extends the work of Frankhauser, Tso, and Martella (2001) using 6 first-grade students in a multiple baseline design across participants to determine if the addition of three repeated readings following "Reading Mastery I and II" (Engelmann & Bruner, 1995) lessons improves student fluency beyond that expected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Grade 1, Reading Instruction
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