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Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda – Educational Forum, 2012
This article describes the reading instructional program that first-graders in an urban school located in a large, Midwestern city received as a result of a grant initiative. Various assessments of the children's reading revealed some important areas for reading success were missing. As a result, suggestions were shared with the school staff to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Predictor Variables
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Allington, Richard L. – Educational Leadership, 2011
Despite the fact that two of every three students in U.S. schools have reading proficiencies below the level needed to adequately do grade-level work, schools don't make a point of offering either high-quality professional development for kindergarten teachers nor expert tutorial instruction for at-risk kindergartners. This means that most schools…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Reading Instruction
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Dunn, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2010
Reading Recovery (RR) is a widely used first grade intervention program for students who are struggling with literacy skills. With its component strategies, teacher training, high degree of fidelity of treatment, specified timeline, and cut-off score defining which students have succeeded, RR fits the problem-solving approach of the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Problem Solving, Literacy, Grade 1
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 created the Reading First program to help ensure that all students could read at or above grade level by the end of grade 3. The program promotes practices recommended by the National Reading Panel for early reading instruction, highlighting essential components of reading instruction. As required by the…
Descriptors: State Programs, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, School Personnel
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Donat, Dorothy J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2006
The increasing demand for improved student performance in the context of significant time constraints places considerable stress on educators and administrators to develop innovative strategies that promote literacy acquisition. This article describes the procedures and outlines the evaluative data for Reading Their Way, a literacy acquisition…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Reading Skills, Time Management, Literacy