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Washington, Julie A.; Branum-Martin, Lee; Lee-James, Ryan; Sun, Congying – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This investigation examined the gender gap in language and reading skills in a sample of low-income African American boys compared to African American girls from the same neighborhoods and schools. Using a longitudinal, accelerated cohort design, we used individual growth curve models to evaluate the reading and language performance of 1st through…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, African American Students, Males, Grade 1
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Beard, Keith – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Studies that specifically test the effectiveness of instructional procedures for improving the writing of young African American males who experience difficulty learning to write are almost nonexistent. Although writing intervention studies include these children, researchers rarely disaggregate their data to determine whether the writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, African American Students, Males, Evidence Based Practice
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Banks, Joy; Gibson, Simone – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Researchers have revisited the influence of African American English many times within extant scholarship over the past 4 decades. However, the resulting pedagogical developments within teacher training programs are inadequate. Through a survey of literature of relevant topics, this article provides a framework regarding training for preservice…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Black Dialects, African American Students
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Russell, Jeannette; Drake Shiffler, Molly – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Researchers consistently find a correlation between low literacy levels and high school dropout rates, expulsion, reading achievement, and failing grades for African American males. Low literacy achievement in African American males may result from multiple factors, including dialectic linguistic differences and/or phonological awareness…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Reading Achievement, Intervention, Phonology
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Orkin, Melissa; Pott, Martha; Wolf, Maryanne; May, Sidney; Brand, Elyssa – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The current pilot study assessed the impact of a motivational intervention on the task-avoidant behaviors, task-engagement behaviors, and skill growth of elementary-age readers attending a remedial summer reading program. We randomly assigned students (ages 7-10) either to an experimental condition (n = 24) that integrated strategies emphasizing…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Improvement, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties
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Pittas, Evdokia – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This longitudinal study considers the contributions of language awareness to children's learning to read and spell. The aim of the study was to examine whether the connection between phonemic awareness and literacy in Greek is constant over time even when appropriate controls are taken into account. I examined this hypothesis with Greek Cypriot…
Descriptors: Greek, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Reading Skills
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Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna; Gozur, Marielena; Jozwik, Sara; Krissinger, Emma – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Nine 2nd- and 3rd-grade English learners with and without disabilities received instruction on opinion essays using the self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) model of instruction. A special education teacher/researcher implemented the intervention with high fidelity 5 days a week for 25 min per session. We used a single-subject multiple-probe…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Metacognition, Essays, Writing Strategies
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Olszewski, Arnold; Guo, Ying; Breit-Smith, Allison – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Children with disabilities often demonstrate difficulties in code-focused and meaning-focused domains of literacy. Best practice indicates that skills within these domains should be taught together. The current study used principles of ABAB single-case experimental design to monitor the development of narrative retelling and phonemic awareness in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Phonemic Awareness, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Beach, Kristen D.; McIntyre, Ellen; Philippakos, Zoi A.; Mraz, Maryann; Pilonieta, Paola; Vintinner, Jean P. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
We evaluated the effects of a summer reading intervention with a sample of low-income Black and Hispanic students who were struggling readers. In the summer before their 2nd- or 3rd-grade school year, 14 rising 2nd graders and 18 rising 3rd graders received 15 hr of a scripted, explicit phonics-based program in dyads from credentialed elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Low Income Students
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Scammacca, Nancy K.; Stillman, Stephanie J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Deficits in academic vocabulary knowledge plague students who struggle with reading and impact their reading comprehension and performance in content area courses. Experts have developed interventions aimed at improving vocabulary instruction. However, questions remain concerning the effects of vocabulary gains on reading comprehension and content…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Social Studies
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Morris, Darrell; Perney, Jan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
After considering the relationships between (a) reading fluency and reading rate and (b) reading rate and sight vocabulary, this study addressed a very practical question. Can a cut score on a sight vocabulary task (1-min) predict level of reading fluency 4+ months into the future? The prediction was tested at multiple times point across grades…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Sight Method, Sight Vocabulary, Predictive Validity
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Martinez, Leticia; Fall, Anna-Mária; Roberts, Greg; Stillman, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn C. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
We examined social studies teachers' use of text and supports for reading text during their instruction as well as how their practices related to students' content acquisition. A total of 37 social studies teachers and their students (n = 572) participated and recorded their instruction during 3 instructional units. We documented the amount of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Time on Task
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Asadi, Ibrahim A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The simple view of reading (SVR) model posits that reading comprehension is a product of decoding and listening comprehension and that reading comprehension difficulties can be categorized according to the weakness and strength of these 2 components. In the present study, I tested the applicability of the SVR to reading comprehension subgroups in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Semitic Languages, Models, Elementary School Students
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Garcia, Antero; Seglem, Robyn – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This article examines the potential for creating an alternative learning context using digital tools in English classrooms to better support the identities and language practices of diverse learners. We explore the role language plays in the relationships between preservice teachers in central Illinois and their 10th-grade partners in Los Angeles.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, High School Students, Discussion Groups, Student Diversity
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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The study described here is a case analysis of an emergent bilingual and her English literacy development. Mobilizing identity theory, the study explores ways in which the young girl's language and literacy identities played out across the large group, small group, and tutorial settings for instruction. The study took place over one school year.…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Case Studies, Bilingual Students, English (Second Language)
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