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Young, Chase; Durham, Patricia; Rosenbaum-Martinez, Crystal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Fifty 2nd- and 3rd-grade students identified as experiencing difficulty reading were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, students received a reading intervention called Read Two Impress for a total of 360 min. Students in the control continued to receive regular instruction from their teacher. A 2 × 3…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Independent Reading, Grade 2
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Bingham, Gary E.; Culatta, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined teachers' implementation of an early literacy intervention, Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL), on kindergarten children's development of early literacy skills. One hundred forty-nine kindergarten children (102 treatment) across six classrooms participated in this study. Results reveal that children who received SEEL…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Siperstein, Gary N.; Ghio, Kathleen; Wairimu, Jane; Masila, Susan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research consistently demonstrates that children with developmental disabilities exhibit motor skill deficits, but motor skill interventions can positively affect motor abilities and other areas of development. These findings have particular relevance for children with disabilities in developing countries, where there is limited access to early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Taub, Gordon E.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Keith, Timothy Z. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This article examines the effect of improvements in timing/rhythmicity on mathematics achievement. A total of 86 participants attending 1st through 4th grades completed pre- and posttest measures of mathematics achievement from the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. Students in the experimental group participated in a 4-week intervention…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Intervals
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Reed, Helen C.; Hurks, Petra P. M.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Jolles, Jelle – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigates how shared picture book storytelling within a peer-group setting could stimulate causal reasoning in children aged 4½ to 6 years. Twenty-eight children from preschool classes of three schools were allocated to one of six groups (four to five children per group). Each group participated in six storytelling sessions over a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Picture Books, Story Telling, Comparative Analysis
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Conner, Julie; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Ryalls, Brigette; Friehe, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to develop an intervention for 2-year-old children to enhance play and language skills. The intervention was implemented over a 4-week period and included components of reading, modeling, and positive reinforcement of language and play. Specifically, children were read a story and played with a matching toy set.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Young Children, Play, Language Acquisition
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Mandel, Eliana; Osana, Helena P.; Venkatesh, Vivek – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
This study evaluated the effects of Adapted Reciprocal Teaching (ART) on the receptive and expressive flight-word vocabulary of 1st-grade students. During ART, classroom interactions produced narrative contexts within which students assumed responsibility for applying new flight words in personally meaningful ways. Students in the control group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Story Reading
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Martin, Kathleen; Emfinger, Kay; Snyder, Scott; O'Neal, Marcia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This paper presents results of Year 2 of an Early Reading First project in a low-income, primarily African American community. Goals of Early Reading First include preparing at-risk preschoolers for school success. This project provided professional development, classroom coaching, books, and materials in support of a literacy-focused preschool…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Intervention
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Fuller, Heidi A.; Damico, Amy M.; Rodgers, Shannon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2004
Recent research indicates that young girls are preoccupied with their body size and that the media may be a contributing factor. This study aimed to discover the impact of an interdisciplinary media literacy intervention curriculum on 4th-grade girls in an urban elementary school. The authors developed and implemented a series of lessons that…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Females, Focus Groups