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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
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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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Kotaman, Huseyin; Tekin, Ali Kemal; Tekin, Gokce – Reading Improvement, 2007
In Turkey, the Ministry of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of phonics method on reading acquisition in a Turkish sample; to understand what elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Phonics, Whole Language Approach, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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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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Eilers, Linda H.; Pinkley, Christine – Reading Improvement, 2006
Reading comprehension instruction in many classrooms focuses on teacher-generated questions which actually measure comprehension of specific text rather than developing metacognitive strategies for comprehending all text. Explicit instruction in the metacognitive strategies of making text connections, predicting, and sequencing, was evaluated for…
Descriptors: Inferences, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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Menon, Shailaja; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study examined the effectiveness of a little book curriculum in facilitating the independent word-solving skills of first-grade readers. The curriculum was based on a theoretical model that identified two critical dimensions of text-based support for beginning readers: linguistic content and cognitive load. The 15-week little book…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Linguistics, Intervention, Anthologies
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Ryder, Randall J.; Burton, Jennifer Lyn; Silberg, Anna – Journal of Educational Research, 2006
In a 3-year longitudinal study, the authors examined the effect of Direct Instruction (DI) on students' reading achievement, teacher perceptions, nature of the classroom, and special education referral rate. Urban and suburban students completed the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests in the fall of Grade 1 and spring of Grades 1, 2, and 3. Teachers…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
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Vaughn, Sharon; Mathes, Patricia; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Cirino, Paul; Carlson, Coleen; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Cardenas-Hagan, Elsa; Francis, David – Elementary School Journal, 2006
A first-grade reading and language development intervention for English language learners (Spanish/English) at risk for reading difficulties was examined. The intervention was conducted in the same language as students' core reading instruction (English). Two hundred sixteen first-grade students from 14 classrooms in 4 schools from 2 districts…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Pullen, Paige C.; Lane, Holly B.; Monaghan, Maureen C. – Reading Research and Instruction, 2004
This study examines the effectiveness of a one-on-one reading intervention using trained tutors. Participants were 49 first-grade students at risk for reading failure. The three-step tutoring model included repeated reading of familiar text, explicit coaching in decoding and word-solving strategies, and reading new books during each 15-minute…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Volunteers, Grade 1, Emergent Literacy
Phillips, Linda M.; Leithead, Marion R.; Smith, Martha L. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2002
In this study we analyzed the use of children's literature in three widely used commercially published and literature-based reading programs for grades 1 to 6. On average, 37% of the literature selections had been previously published, with a range by publisher of 4% to 55%. These percentages are noticeably lower than those reported for American…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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