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Amendum, Steven J.; Conradi, Kristin; Hiebert, Elfrieda – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Prompted by the advent of new standards for increased text complexity in elementary classrooms in the USA, the current integrative review investigates the relationships between the level of text difficulty and elementary students' reading fluency and reading comprehension. After application of content and methodological criteria, a total of 26…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Difficulty Level, Reading Materials, Reading Fluency
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de Koning, Björn B.; Bos, Lisanne T.; Wassenburg, Stephanie I.; van der Schoot, Menno – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
This study investigated the effects of a mental simulation training targeted at improving children's reading comprehension. In a 4-week period, one group of third and fourth graders (n = 75) learned to draw upon their sensorimotor memories and experiences to mentally simulate text (experimental training group), whereas another group (n = 51)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon; Scammacca, Nancy; Gatlin, Brandy; Walker, Melodee A.; Capin, Philip – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
This meta-analysis extends previous work on extensive Tier 3 type reading interventions (Wanzek and Vaughn "School Psychology Review," "36", 541-561, 2007; Wanzek et al. "Review of Educational Research," "83", 163-195, 2013) to Tier 2 type interventions by examining a non-overlapping set of studies…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Reading Instruction, Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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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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Justice, Laura M.; Pratt, Amy; Logan, Jessica; Gray, Shelley – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
This quasi-experimental study was designed to test the impacts of a curriculum supplement, "Let's Know!", on the quantity and quality of language-focused comprehension instruction in pre-kindergarten to third grade classrooms. Sixty classrooms (12 per each of pre-K to grade 3) were enrolled in the study, with 40 teachers assigned to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Experimental Curriculum
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Connor, Carol McDonald; Phillips, Beth M.; Kaschak, Michael; Apel, Kenn; Kim, Young-Suk; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Crowe, Elizabeth C.; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Johnson, Lakeisha Cooper; Lonigan, Christopher J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
This paper describes the theoretical framework, as well as the development and testing of the intervention, "Comprehension Tools for Teachers" (CTT), which is composed of eight component interventions targeting malleable language and reading comprehension skills that emerging research indicates contribute to proficient reading for…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Reading Comprehension