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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"READ 180®" is a reading program designed for struggling readers who are reading 2 or more years below grade level. It combines online and direct instruction, student assessment, and teacher professional development. "READ 180®" is delivered in 90-minute sessions that include whole-group instruction, three small-group…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Instructional Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"SpellRead"[TM], formerly known as "SpellRead Phonological Auditory Training"[R], is a small-group literacy program for struggling readers in grades 2-12. "SpellRead"[TM] integrates the auditory and visual aspects of the reading process and emphasizes specific skill mastery through systematic and explicit instruction.…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Evidence, Outcome Measures
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" (PALS) is a peer-tutoring instructional program that supplements the primary reading curriculum. Pairs of students work together on reading activities intended to improve reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Students in the pairs--who alternately take on the roles of tutor and tutee--read…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"The Spalding Method"[R] is a language arts program for grades K-6 that uses explicit, integrated instruction and multisensory techniques to teach spelling, writing, and reading. The program and its textbook, "The Writing Road to Reading," provide 32 weeks of lesson plans. Students work on program materials in spelling,…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Language Arts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
"Student team reading and writing" refers to two cooperative learning programs for secondary students included in this intervention report: (1) "Student Team Reading and Writing" and (2) Student Team Reading. The "Student Team Reading and Writing" program (Stevens, 2003) is an integrated approach to reading and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction" is a reading comprehension instructional program for grades 3-9 that integrates reading and science through activities and the use of science books during reading instruction. The program supplements a school's standard science and reading curricula and offers instruction in reading strategies,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Corrective Reading" is designed to promote reading accuracy (decoding), fluency, and comprehension skills of students in grades 4-12 who are reading below their grade level. The program includes four sequential levels that address students' decoding skills and six sequential levels that address students' comprehension skills. The levels…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Programs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
Reading Plus[R] is a web-based reading intervention that uses technology to provide individualized scaffolded silent reading practice for students in grade 3 and higher. Reading Plus[R] aims to develop and improve students' silent reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Reading Plus[R] is designed to adjust the difficulty of the content…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
Book clubs provide a reading framework designed to supplement or organize regular classroom reading instruction for students in grades K-8. This review focuses on "Book Club" (Raphael & McMahon, 1994) and "Literature Circles" (Daniels, 2002), but it uses the general lowercase) term "book clubs" to embrace both…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Clubs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
The SuccessMaker[R] program is a set of computer-based courses used to supplement regular classroom reading instruction in grades K-8. Using adaptive lessons tailored to a student's reading level, SuccessMaker[R] aims to improve understanding in areas such as phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and concepts of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
"Corrective Reading" is designed to promote reading accuracy (decoding), fluency, and comprehension skills of students in third grade or higher who are reading below their grade level. The program has four levels that address students' decoding skills and six levels that address students' comprehension skills. All lessons in the program…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Program Effectiveness
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
"Failure Free Reading" is a language development program designed to improve vocabulary, fluency, word recognition, and reading comprehension for Kindergarten through grade 12 students who score in the bottom 15% on standardized tests and who have not responded to conventional beginning reading instruction. The three key dimensions of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Gersten, Russell; Baker, Scott K.; Shanahan, Timothy; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Collins, Penny; Scarcella, Robin – What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
This Practice Guide is the first in a series of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) guides in education that are developed by a panel of experts. The guides are intended to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on the types of systemic challenges that cannot currently be addressed by single intervention or programs. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Literacy