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Capin, Philip; Vaughn, Sharon – Grantee Submission, 2017
This article describes evidence-based practices that beginning special education teachers can readily implement in special or general education settings that promote reading and content outcomes for students with disabilities as well as general education students. We describe two approaches: (a) Promoting Adolescents' Comprehension of Text (PACT),…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Social Studies, Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension
Vaughn, Sharon; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007
At last, a truly helpful, practical guide for K-4 teachers who want to ensure that their approach to teaching young English language learners is based on research and grounded in proven classroom practices. The authors of ASCD's best-selling book "Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3" explain how you can help the English…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg; Swanson, Elizabeth; Fall, Anna-Mária – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Supporting the reading comprehension and content knowledge acquisition of English language learners (ELs) requires instructional practices that continue beyond developing the foundational skills of reading. In particular, the challenges ELs face highlight the importance of teaching reading comprehension practices in the middle grades through…
Descriptors: Course Content, Social Studies, Grade 8, Middle School Teachers
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Klingner, Janette K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Boardman, Alison; Swanson, Elizabeth – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
Collaborative Strategic Reading is an innovative new approach to teaching reading that weaves together two instructional programs: cooperative learning and reading comprehension strategy instruction. In small groups, students work through the four main steps-Preview, "Click and Clunk," Get the Gist, and Wrap Up-helping each other improve…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Consultants
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Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A. – Exceptional Children, 2015
Research in special education has yielded beneficial outcomes for students with disabilities as well as typical achieving students. The authors provide examples of the valuable knowledge special education research has generated, including the elements of response to intervention (e.g., screening and progress monitoring), instructional practices…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Response to Intervention, Student Needs
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Fall, Anna-Mária; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
This study aimed to replicate findings that demonstrated impact on students' reading comprehension and social studies content learning. Using a randomized control trial, intervention, and outcome measures, this study was replicated in 85 8th-grade social studies classes with 19 teachers. Teachers were provided professional development on…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Grade 8
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Barth, Amy E.; Vaughn, Sharon; McCulley, Elisabeth V. – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2015
Reading comprehension is an essential academic skill (Nash & Snowling, 2006;National Reading Panel, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000).Yet, among students in the eighth grade, approximately 64% of all students and 91% of students with disabilities do not read at proficient levels (National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Vaughn, Sharon; Simmons, Deborah; Wanzek, Jeanne – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Adolescents in the United States and their teachers face an enormous academic challenge with respect to reading comprehension. College and career readiness standards outlined in the Common Core (2012) place increased emphasis on preparing students to read increasingly complex text across a range of disciplinary content areas. At issue is how to…
Descriptors: Experiments, Secondary Education, Design, Reading
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Boardman, Alison G.; Buckley, Pamela; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Gregory; Scornavacco, Karla; Klingner, Janette K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study examines the interaction between the fidelity of implementation of a set of research-based strategies--Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR)--and outcomes for students with mild to moderate disabilities using data from two nonoverlapping studies in middle school language arts and reading classrooms (Study 1) and middle school social…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Outcomes of Education, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Fidelity
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Swanson, Elizabeth; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
When students read more, vocabulary knowledge increases (Cunningham & Stanovich, 2003; Krashen, 2004). Out of every 100 unknown words that students encounter while reading, they learn an average of 15 of them from text alone (Swanborn & de Glopper, 1999). In addition, as students age, they are more likely to infer word meanings, indicating…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Roberts, Greg; Wanzek, Jeanne; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J.; Solis, Michael; Simmons, Deborah – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a content acquisition and reading comprehension treatment implemented by eighth-grade social studies teachers. Using a within-teacher design, the eighth-grade teachers' social studies classes were randomly assigned to treatment or comparison conditions. Teachers (n = 5) taught the same instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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Boardman, Alison G.; Vaughn, Sharon; Buckley, Pamela; Reutebuch, Colleen; Roberts, Greg; Klingner, Janette – Exceptional Children, 2016
Sixty fourth- and fifth-grade general education teachers were randomly assigned to teach Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR; Klingner, Vaughn, Boardman, & Swanson, 2012), a set of reading comprehension strategies, or to a business-as-usual comparison group. Results demonstrate that students with learning disabilities (LD) who received CSR…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Strategies
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Boardman, Alison; Buckley, Pamela; Maul, Andrew; Vaughn, Sharon – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) is a set of research-based strategies designed to improve reading comprehension, enhance students' content area learning, facilitate access to higher-level texts, and to promote student engagement. The present study examines how fidelity of implementation of CSR is associated with reading outcomes for students…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Reed, Deborah K.; Swanson, Elizabeth; Petscher, Yaacov; Vaughn, Sharon – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
Teacher read-alouds (TRA) are common in middle and high school content area classes. Because the practice of reading the textbook out loud to students is often used out of concern about students' ability to understand and learn from text when reading silently (SR), this randomized controlled trial was designed to experimentally manipulate text…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, High School Students, Reading Aloud to Others, United States History
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
We describe teacher fidelity (adherence to the components of the treatment as specified by the research team) based on a series of studies of a multicomponent intervention, Promoting Acceleration of Comprehension and Content Through Text (PACT), with middle and high school social studies teachers and their students. Findings reveal that even with…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Curriculum Implementation, Intervention, Middle Schools
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