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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; Maki, Kathrin E.; Adams, Sarah R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Repeated reading (RR) is a common fluency intervention, but recent studies comparing RR to continuous reading (CR; i.e., wide reading) found no significant differences in effects. This prompts the question of whether the mechanism that improves skills is repeatedly reading portions of connected text, or simply reading connected text. The current…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Repetition, Reading Fluency, Intervention
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Barr, Christopher D.; Reutebuch, Colleen K.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Vaughn, Sharon; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Beginning in 2002, researchers developed, implemented, and evaluated the efficacy of an English reading intervention for first-grade English learners using multiple randomized control trials (RCTs). As a result of this efficacy work, researchers successfully competed for an IES Goal 4 effectiveness study using the same intervention. Unlike the…
Descriptors: Intervention, English Language Learners, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Salimi, Esmaeel Ali; Mirian, Elham Sadat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mix-method research attempts at extending our knowledge about the impact of L1 glossing (Persian) for abstract words on reading comprehension in English. It also examines learners' attitudes towards abstract glossed words while engaged in reading. Sixty students in Iranian language institutes were recruited to participate in the quantitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Roberts, Theresa A.; Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
In the study, the authors addressed two areas of inquiry: the influence of enlisting three underlying cognitive learning processes in alphabet learning, and order effects for letter name and letter sound instruction. Alphabet instruction was designed to enlist paired-associate learning (PAL) only, PAL plus orthographic learning, or PAL plus…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Alphabets, Cognitive Processes, Associative Learning
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Jiang, Hui; Logan, Jessica – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: This article includes results from a multistate randomized controlled trial designed to investigate the impacts of a language-focused classroom intervention on primary grade students' proximal language skills and distal reading comprehension skills. Method: The sample included 938 children from 160 classrooms in 4 geographic regions in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Language Skills
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Isozaki, Anna Husson – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Fluency in L2 reading often seems a distant goal, and pleasure in the experience of L2 reading even more unattainable. This study investigated comparative EFL reading projects for university-age learners, using graded literature at one university and an authentic memoir at a second. The study explored whether integrating listening to audiobooks…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tulgar, Aysegül Takkaç – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Though there are many studies on reading and writing skills focusing on different dimensions, the relationship between the learning context and the development of reading and writing is an area needing further attention. This comparative case study was purposed to investigate the attitudes of two groups of language learners towards reading and…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Writing Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis
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Faramarzi, Salar; Moradi, Mohammadreza; Abedi, Ahmad – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2018
The present study aimed to develop the thinking maps training package and compare its training effect with the thinking maps method on the reading performance of second and fifth grade of elementary school male dyslexic students. For this mixed method exploratory study, from among the above mentioned grades' students in Isfahan, 90 students who…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Achievement, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Mohammadian, Amir; Saed, Amin; Shahi, Younes – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
With the development of educational technology, the concept of technology-enhanced multimedia instructions is using widely in the educational settings. Technology can be employed in teaching different skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing. Among these skills, reading comprehension is the skill in which EFL learners have some…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Roberts, Garrett J.; Capin, Philip; Roberts, Greg; Miciak, Jeremy; Quinn, Jamie M.; Vaughn, Sharon – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
We examined the efficacy of an afterschool multicomponent reading intervention for third- through fifth-grade students with reading difficulties. A total of 419 students were identified for participation based on a 90 standard score or below on a screening measure of the Test of Silent Reading Efficiency and Comprehension. Participating students…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, After School Education, Remedial Reading, Intervention
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Krause, Tim – ORTESOL Journal, 2018
Vocabulary acquisition is central to language learning, and many instructors believe that technology can facilitate this core activity. While numerous websites and apps offer language-learning activities and games, not all provide evidence that their content and techniques are effective. VocabularySpellingCity (VSC), however, commissioned a study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Serrano, M.-Á.; Vidal-Abarca, E.; Ferrer, A. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
The use of documents to perform tasks is a continuous task demand in the current knowledge-based society that involves making a series of decisions to self-regulate the use of text information. Low-skilled comprehenders have serious problems monitoring and self-regulating their decisions in these task-oriented reading situations, which has a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Awada, Ghada M.; Ghaith, Ghazi M. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study on the relative effectiveness of the Paideia Seminar in improving the comprehension of poetry and decreasing reading anxiety. The participants (n = 50) were English as a foreign language (EFL) ninth grade learners enrolled in classrooms at a public school in Lebanon. The study employed a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Reading Comprehension, Poetry, Seminars
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Begeny, John C.; Levy, Rebecca A.; Field, Stacey A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Reading fluency is necessary for reading comprehension, but approximately 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students have inadequate reading fluency skills. Because small-group (SG) instruction is often used as a first line of intervention for struggling readers, SG instruction targeting deficiencies in text reading fluency ought to be part of every…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Improvement, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills
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Bradley, Rachel L.; Noell, George H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the provision of supplemental instruction using constant time delay for struggling readers who had fallen behind in developing word-blending skills. Additionally, the study examined the utility of adding a material reward contingency to the instructional program with a contingency derived from percentile-shaping procedures.…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Supplementary Education
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