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Lane, Holly B.; Wright, Tyran L. – Reading Teacher, 2007
Reading aloud makes important contributions to young children's literacy development, but some methods of reading aloud are much more beneficial than others. Researchers have investigated ways to make read-aloud sessions more meaningful for children, and several methods have emerged as particularly effective. This article examines the role of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lane, Holly B.; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Leite, Walter L.; Kosanovich, Marcia L.; Strout, Meridith Taylor; Fenty, Nicole S.; Wright, Tyran L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2009
This study examines the role of teacher knowledge about reading fluency in students' fluency growth. Specifically, the effects of teacher knowledge on fluency with nonsense word reading and oral passage reading were examined. Students' vocabulary was also considered as a predictor of fluency development. Results demonstrated that teacher knowledge…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Role, Reading Fluency
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Connor, Carol; Lane, Holly; Kosanovich, Marcia L.; Schatschneider, Chris; Dyrlund, Allison K.; Miller, Melissa S.; Wright, Tyran L. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
This study investigated the role of the amount, content, and implementation of reading instruction provided by 17 kindergarten teachers in eight "Reading First" elementary schools as it related to students' progress (n = 286 students) on early reading assessments of phonological awareness and letter naming-decoding fluency. Children's…
Descriptors: Phonics, Beginning Reading, Phonological Awareness, Kindergarten