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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Open Court Reading©" is a reading program for grades K-6 published by McGraw-Hill Education that is designed to teach decoding, comprehension, inquiry, and writing in a three-part logical progression. Part One of each unit, Preparing to Read, focuses on phonemic awareness, sounds and letters, phonics, fluency, and word knowledge. Part…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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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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Baker, Doris Luft; Park, Yonghan; Baker, Scott K.; Basaraba, Deni Lee; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Beck, Carrie Thomas – Journal of School Psychology, 2012
This longitudinal study examined the effects of a paired bilingual program and an English-only reading program on English reading outcomes for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) in first, second, and third grades. Participants were 214 ELs enrolled in first grade in 12 high-poverty, low-achieving schools at the beginning of the study. Results…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, English (Second Language), Reading Difficulties, Second Language Learning
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Thompson, Carla J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2012
Improving student performance for high-need student populations by improving the use of data in decision-making for early reading intervention programs in northwest Florida is the focus of this research to practice effort. The study is conceptually based on using a relational-feedback intervention (RFI) database model in early learning…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Data Collection
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Goss, C. Lee; Brown-Chidsey, Rachel – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the emergence of response to intervention as a key element for supporting school success for all students, there is a need for teachers to know which interventions have been found to be effective. Some interventions have been validated with a number of research studies, but new interventions also need such validation. This study was a program…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Evaluation, Reading, Reading Programs
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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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Wood, Eileen; Anderson, Alissa; Piquette-Tomei, Noella; Savage, Robert; Mueller, Julie – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
Support requests were documented for 10 teachers (4 kindergarten, 4 grade one, and 2 grade one/two teachers) who received just-in-time instructional support over a 2 1/2 month period while implementing a novel reading software program as part of their literacy instruction. In-class observations were made of each instructional session. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Reading Programs, Computer Software
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Folsom, Jessica S.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Greulich, Luana; Meadows, Jane; Li, Zhi; Connor, Carol M. – Exceptional Children, 2011
Many schools are implementing multitier response-to-intervention (RTI) models to reduce reading difficulties. This study was part of our larger ongoing longitudinal RTI investigation within the Florida Learning Disabilities Center grant and was conducted in 7 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse schools. We observed reading instruction in 20…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading, Reading Programs, Learning Disabilities
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Baker, Scott K.; Smolkowski, Keith; Smith, Jeanie Mercier; Fien, Hank; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Beck, Carrie Thomas – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study examined the impact of Oregon Reading First on student reading outcomes. Outcomes in schools that began Reading First implementation in 2003-2004 (Cohort A) were compared to outcomes in schools that began Reading First implementation in 2005-2006 (Cohort B). The primary hypothesis, that experienced Cohort A schools would outperform…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction
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Denton, Carolyn A.; Cirino, Paul T.; Barth, Amy E.; Romain, Melissa; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study compared the effects on reading outcomes of delivering supplemental, small-group intervention to first-grade students at risk for reading difficulties randomly assigned to one of three different treatment schedules: extended (4 sessions per week, 16 weeks; n = 66), concentrated (4 sessions per week, 8 weeks; n = 64), or distributed (2…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Fluency, At Risk Students
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Krumm, Andrew E.; Holmstrom, Kristi – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2011
This article argues that the processes of enactment and justification comprise two key, underdeveloped aspects of sensemaking theory as applied to educational organizations. Enactment and justification are illustrated using examples drawn from a school that significantly changed the way in which it coordinated reading instruction. Examples drawn…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Programs, Organizational Change, Educational Change
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Choi, Hee-sook; Bieber, Gregg – Journal of Research in Education, 2011
Five years of emergent literacy and literacy data from 2002 to 2007 were reviewed for first through third graders in a small, rural school in the Midwest. Forty first graders had received Reading Recovery services over that time span. Their scores on DIBELS were compared to 41 low average to average students. Subsequent placement in special…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Emergent Literacy, Program Effectiveness, Rural Schools
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of two implementation variables (source of technical support and time of implementation) to first grade reading achievement across three naturally-occurring conditions over a six-year time span. Two of the conditions involved implementation of Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum programs,…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Reading Comprehension
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