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Scanlon, Donna M.; Vellutino, Frank R.; Small, Sheila G.; Fanuele, Diane P.; Sweeney, Joan M. – Exceptionality, 2005
This study evaluated the efficacy of a preventative program delivered in kindergarten to children who were identified as being at risk for experiencing reading difficulties. It also examined the effects of two 1st-grade intervention programs delivered to children who demonstrated substantial difficulty with reading development at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Saddler, Bruce; Moran, Susan; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R. – Exceptionality, 2004
In this study, we examined whether early, supplemental strategy instruction in planning helped ameliorate writing difficulties. Second-grade students experiencing difficulty learning to write were taught a strategy for planning and writing stories. Learning to use the strategy had a positive effect on writing, as students' stories became more…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Personal Narratives, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies