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Greaney, Keith; Arrow, Alison – Kairaranga, 2014
In a recent study we (Greaney & Arrow, 2009) undertook an analysis of the types of spelling errors that students had made during a National Education Monitoring Project writing task (Crooks, Flockton & White, 2007). We discussed several issues related to spelling, including the value of analysing students' error-response patterns as a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Phonology, Spelling, Error Patterns
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Evans, Angela; Arrow, Alison; Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2014
Recent research in literacy acquisition has led to an elaboration of instructional programmes that focus on supporting children's progress through successive developmental levels. An example of such an approach is "analogy instruction," the basis of which is that children develop a system of recognition of shared patterns within words…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Literacy Education, Invented Spelling
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Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2012
Tape Assisted Reading Programmes (TARPs), and more recently, other forms of audio recorded stories, have been used in New Zealand schools to help students with reading difficulties. Many claims are made about the positive effects of such programmes on general reading ability and progress. However, this paper, informed by research, states that such…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Reading Improvement
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Greaney, Keith; Tunmer, William E. – Kairaranga, 2010
The new "Reading and Writing Standards" for years 1-8 (2009) and the "Literacy Learning Progressions" (2010) are the two documents that have been published to inform the New Zealand national standards in literacy. An earlier draft "Literacy Learning Progressions" document was circulated nationwide in 2007 to allow for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Literacy, Revision (Written Composition)
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Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2005
Apart from the annual returns to the Ministry of Education of Reading Recovery (RR) data (and to a lesser extent, the four-yearly National Education Monitoring Project cycle data), there is currently no national data sets of reading achievement information for New Zealand primary school children. This article uses the national RR data for 2002 as…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Foreign Countries