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Slade, Timothy S.; Piper, Benjamin; Kaunda, Zikani; King, Simon; Ibrahim, Hibatalla – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Summer learning loss--decreased academic performance following an extended school break, typically during the period after one grade ends and before another grade starts--is a well-documented phenomenon in North America, but poorly described in sub-Saharan African contexts. In this article, we use the term "grade-transition break" loss…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Mendez, Linda M. Raffaele; Pelzmann, Catherine A.; Frank, Michael J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
In this study, we piloted a Tier 2 intervention designed to improve reading skills among struggling early readers using an intervention that included SRA Reading Mastery, listening-while-reading activities, strategies to increase motivation and engagement in reading, and parent involvement in reading homework. The study included 6 students in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Grade 1
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Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine if reading specialist candidates improve the reading proficiency of their students through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials. The candidates were certified teachers who provided individualized and small-group instruction to K-6 children while the candidates were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ayala, Sandra M.; O'Connor, Rollanda – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2013
Ten first grade students who had responded poorly to a Tier 2 reading intervention in a response to intervention (RTI) model received an intervention of video self-modeling to improve decoding skills and sight word recognition. Students were video recorded blending and segmenting decodable words and reading sight words. Videos were edited and…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Programs, Intervention
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Powers, Sherry W.; Roth, Nathan P. – Research in the Schools, 2013
Examined in this study was instruction in two reading intervention programs, Reading Recovery and Reading Mastery, in the context of a statewide early reading initiative's first year of implementation. Through observations of 15 teachers, investigated in this study was the instructional focus of the intervention lessons and the extent to which…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Comparative Analysis, Intervention, Early Reading
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Reading Mastery," one of several curriculum components that constitute the "Direct Instruction" curriculum from SRA/McGraw-Hill, is designed to provide systematic instruction in reading to students in grades K-6. "Reading Mastery," which can be used as an intervention program for struggling readers, as a supplement…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Denton, Carolyn A.; Kethley, Caroline; Nimon, Kim; Kurz, Terri B.; Mathes, Patricia G.; Minyi Shih; Swanson, Elizabeth A. – Exceptional Children, 2010
The effectiveness study examined a supplemental reading intervention that may be appropriate as one component of a response-to-intervention (RTI) system. First-grade students in 31 schools who were at risk for reading difficulties were randomly assigned to receive Responsive Reading Instruction (RRI; Denton, 2001; Denton & Hocker, 2006; n =…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Early Reading, Reading Instruction
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Tobin, Kevin G.; Calhoon, Mary Beth – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of two theoretically different reading programs on the reading outcomes of first-grade students (N = 107). Two elementary schools were chosen for participation based on the first-grade reading program currently being implemented in the schools. One school used the "Horizons Fast Track…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Phonemes, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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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, 2009
Lexia Reading is a computerized reading program that provides phonics instruction and gives students independent practice in basic reading skills. Lexia Reading is designed to supplement regular classroom instruction. It is designed to support skill development in the five areas of reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel. The…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement
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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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Crowe, Elizabeth Coyne; Connor, Carol McDonald; Petscher, Yaacov – Journal of School Psychology, 2009
Policy changes at the federal and state level are endeavoring to improve student achievement at schools serving children from lower-SES homes. One important strategy is the focus on using evidence-based core reading curricula to provide a consistent framework for instruction across schools. However, rarely have these curricula undergone rigorous…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Comparative Testing, Grade 3
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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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