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Melekoglu, Macid A.; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Online Submission, 2013
Lack of reading motivation impedes upper elementary and secondary school students' willingness to improve critical reading skills and strategies to be successful in school. Struggling readers often show a negative attitude towards reading tasks and manifest low motivation to read. Although the importance of motivation is clear, there is limited…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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Melekoglu, Macid A.; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
Lack of reading motivation impedes upper elementary and secondary school students' willingness to improve critical reading skills and strategies to be successful in school. Struggling readers often show a negative attitude towards reading tasks and manifest low motivation to read. Although the importance of motivation is clear, there is limited…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Reading Difficulties
Siegel, Velvet V. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) 2004, Congress calls for all states to identify students who are at risk for reading difficulties and then to use research-based instruction techniques appropriate for the child's needs, delivered by highly qualified teachers to educate all children. Response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Public Schools
Fisher, Gary A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A mixed method study explored a theoretical model that employed, combined, and added to the theories of self-determination, the reading engagement perspective, and the four-phase model of interest to motivate adolescent struggling readers to read for pleasure. The model adds to the existing body of research because it specifies an instructional…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading, Reading Difficulties, Adolescents
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Melekoglu, Macid A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
This study was an investigation of the impact of motivation to read on reading gains of struggling readers with and without specific learning disabilities (LD) who were exposed to a structured, research-based daily reading program over an 18-week period. Participants included 13 students with LD and 25 students without disabilities from two middle…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, High School Students, Surveys
Stump, Tracie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Decoding deficits began in the early grades and without remediation created a subgroup of students performing below the expected level of the grade level of achievement. Examining oral reading fluency and phonics instruction provided information to the effectiveness of these reading areas taught individually or in tandem using scripted…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Decoding (Reading), Reading Instruction, Case Studies
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Santoro, Lana Edwards; Baker, Scott K.; Fien, Hank; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Chard, David J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
The use of informational texts in the elementary grades provides a context for helping students develop content understanding and domain knowledge across a wide range of subject matter. Reading informational text also provides students with the language of thought, foundational vocabulary that can be connected to other words, and technical content…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level
Huisinga, Laura Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Technology has shown promise to aid struggling readers in higher education, particularly through new and emerging technologies. Augmented reality (AR) has been used successfully in the classroom to motivate and engage struggling learners, yet little research exists on how augmented print might help struggling readers. This study explores this gap,…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, College Students, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension
Allahverdi, Fatima Zehra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many students struggle to understand what they read. The purpose of my study was to determine the relationship between teachers' instruction of three processes believed to help readers to become more engaged (purpose setting, questioning, and predicting), students' use of these engaged reader processes, and students' comprehension development. My…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Strategies, Pretests Posttests
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Whitbread, Kathleen M.; Knapp, Sheryl L.; Bengtson, Melissa – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2021
According to research by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD; 2000), reading is the single most important skill a child will learn in life. Reading proficiency is a powerful predictor of academic success, on-time graduation, and future earning potential in the workforce. Children who reach adulthood without adequate…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Thompson, Bethany; Tickle, Anna; Dillon, Gayle – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2021
Discovery awareness (DA) is an approach to using video within structured meetings to help staff become more mindful, aware and interested in a client they are supporting who has intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour. The objective was to evaluate whether, and how, DA is helpful for staff in both inpatient and community settings, and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Staff Meetings
Melekoglu, Macid A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigated the impact of motivation to read on the reading gains of struggling adolescent readers with and without specific learning disabilities (LD) who were exposed to a structured, research-based reading program over an 18-week period. Participants included 13 adolescents with LD and 25 students without disabilities from two…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Adolescents
Malone, Stephanie J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Practitioner knowledge, as the center for change in teacher education, is the heart of The Carnegie Project of the Educational Doctorate (CPED) program. Margaret Lata and Susan Wunder explain a key principal of CPED is to grow practitioners as change agents, through the development of a Problem of Practice. In their article, Investing in the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education
Tinglin-Jarrett, Daphne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Struggling students' poor reading and comprehension skills have continued to be a national problem. A New Jersey Department of Education report showed that of 311,628 middle school students tested in language arts, 26.2% scored at the partial proficiency level and 58.5% scored at the proficiency level. Further review of the middle schools in a…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Middle School Students
Miller, Julie Annette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this narrative bounded case study research was to describe the different perspectives of five struggling readers regarding contributing factors to their literacy experiences and success. The theoretical framework used to make meaning included: (a) high schools and literacy, (b) school culture, (c) motivation, (d) technology, and (e)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, High School Students
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