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Ponce, Hector R.; Lopez, Mario J.; Mayer, Richard E. – Computers & Education, 2012
This article examines the effectiveness of a computer-based instructional program (e-PELS) aimed at direct instruction in a collection of reading comprehension strategies. In e-PELS, students learn to highlight and outline expository passages based on various types of text structures (such as comparison or cause-and-effect) as well as to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conventional Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Topping, Keith; Miller, David; Thurston, Allan; McGavock, Karen; Conlin, Nora – Literacy, 2011
A large-scale randomised-controlled trial of reading tutoring in 80 schools in Scotland used the Paired Reading (PR) technique. On long-term evaluation, cross-age PR was significantly better than regular teaching, but same-age was not. On short-term evaluation, PR pupils did significantly better than control pupils in both years, and cross-age and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Peer Teaching
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Rennie, Jennifer – Australian Educational Researcher, 2011
This article reports on a study that investigated a professional development initiative in Australia to address a decline in reading comprehension scores in the middle and upper years of Primary school. It describes the professional learning journey of a middle primary teacher and his literacy coach over a period of 12 months as they worked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies
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Law, Yin-kum – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study analysed the reading lessons of 35 Hong Kong Grade 2 Chinese teachers to investigate whether their instructional practices were related to their students' motivation and reading comprehension scores. The reading lessons of the teachers were analysed according to the five dimensions of the Motivating Instructional Context Inventory.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Grade 2, Teaching Methods
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Chang, Kuo-En; Lan, Yu-Ju; Chang, Chien-Mei; Sung, Yao-Ting – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
The work described in this paper explores the feasibility of using of a wireless handheld system (WHS) that supports the individual and co-operative reading activities of students and helps teachers implement reading strategy instruction in Chinese language classes. The experimental findings demonstrate that the WHS benefits students applying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
Lovell, Meridith; Phillips, Linda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
This article reports the results of a systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the suitability of 13 commercially available, authorized software programs for teaching reading and writing in the primary grades. These programs were assessed on interface design, content, instructional design, whether manufacturers' educational claims were supported…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Needs, Computer Software, Reading Instruction
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Wheldall, Kevin – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2009
In this article, I consider social class and reading performance, outline a non-categorical approach to reading disability, describe the reading intervention program we have developed for older low-progress readers and seek to demonstrate how students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds can, and do, make substantial progress when offered…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Social Class, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention
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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