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Finlayson, Kristen; McCrudden, Matthew T. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
Researcher-implemented writing interventions have been shown to improve student writing performance. However, there has been limited research on teacher-implemented writing interventions, which are more likely to be sustainable in a classroom. The purpose of this review was to examine the effectiveness of teacher-implemented writing interventions…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Writing Strategies
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Mohamadzadeh, Shirin; Sotoudehnama, Elaheh; Marandi, S. Susan; Akhavan Tafti, Mahnaz – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
Dyslexia diagnosis and intervention in the first language (L1) has a long history, whereas the foreign and second language (L2) learning aspects of dyslexia have largely been neglected. Thus, the present study aimed to provide intervention in English as a foreign language through multisensory phonics instruction to Iranian Persian--speaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Dyslexia
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Biswas, Raaj Kishore; Sarker, Elizabeth Bianca; Kabir, Enamul; Senserrick, Teresa – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
Health policies and public health studies in Bangladesh primarily focus on physical aspects of health, thus creating a gap in the literature regarding the assessment of the emotional-social environment for children and their developmental vulnerabilities. Interactions though literacy activities, such as shared reading times between child and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Family Environment, Incidence
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Mujtaba, S. M.; Parkash, Rakesh; Nawaz, Maria Waris – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The current study aims to investigate the effect of indirect codded correction feedback (ICCF) and affective short comments of the teachers on the students writing performance. The study aims to answer whether ICCF alone enhances the quality of the students writing or does it work better with the short affective comments of the teachers. The…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Daniels, Stephanie; McCurdy, Merilee; Whitsitt, Lynnette; Skinner, Christopher H.; Schwartz-Micheaux, Janet; White, Jada – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
Research findings support a relationship between writing self-efficacy and writing production. A multiple-probe across students design was used to evaluate the effects of a writing intervention, which included strategy instruction and cognitive-behavioral components, on the writing production of three middle school students. Visual analysis of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Writing Instruction, Intervention, Correlation
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Seethaler, Pamela M.; Craddock, Caitlin – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The focus of this article is the role of language comprehension within word-problem solving (WPS). The role of the language comprehension in WPS is explained, and an overview of research illustrating language comprehension's contribution to WPS is described. Next, an innovative intervention that embeds word problem (WP)-specific language…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Namkung, Jessica M.; Hebert, Michael; Powell, Sarah R.; Hoins, Marisa; Bricko, Nicole; Torchia, Meghann – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
Current mathematics curricula and assessments emphasize students' ability to communicate mathematical reasoning in writing. Limited research exists, however, on what mathematics writing (MW) is and how to assess the quality of MW. Therefore, based on our definition of MW construct, we explored 4 approaches to scoring MW: (a) holistic rubric…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation, Content Area Writing
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Xin, Yan Ping; Kim, Soo Jung; Lei, Qingli; Wei, Shuang; Liu, Bingyu; Wang, Wudong; Kastberg, Signe; Chen, Yingjie; Yang, Xuan; Ma, Xiaojun; Richardson, Sue Ellen – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
According to Every Student Succeeds Act, schools are accountable for the improvement of all children; including those with disabilities or difficulties, recently arrived English language learners (ELs) as well as long-term ELs, and all students for whom English is not their native language. To meet the accountability requirements, it is essential…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, English Language Learners, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction
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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Lee, Joo-Young – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The benefits of content writing are widely recognized, yet there are still few studies that evaluate the benefits and challenges of mathematical writing (MW) for students. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have an emphasis on written communication of mathematical reasoning as an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Content Area Writing, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Powell, Sarah R.; Berry, Katherine A.; Tran, Le M. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The purpose of this study was to measure the mathematics-vocabulary performance of 3rd graders to determine if performance differences existed among English learners (ELs) and non-ELs with and without mathematics difficulty (MD). Using screening data from a large-scale intervention study, we categorized students into four groups based on equation…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Crosson, Amy C.; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Blanchette, Frances; Thomas, Carolyn – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
Multiple-meaning words may pose acute challenges to young learners, especially those who speak a home language other than English. The goal of this study was to investigate Emergent Bilinguals' (EBs) knowledge about words that convey both specific mathematical meanings as well as everyday meanings (e.g., the "volume" of a triangular…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Mathematics, Vocabulary, English Language Learners
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Traga Philippakos, Zoi A.; MacArthur, Charles A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an approach to teaching opinion writing in the primary grades that combined collaborative reasoning with strategy instruction. Four teachers and 80 students were randomly assigned to treatment and control conditions for 10 days of instruction in opinion writing. Students wrote opinion essays…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Young Children
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Conradi Smith, Kristin; Amendum, Steven J.; Jang, Bong Gee – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
In this study, we investigated the predictive value of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) measures for performance on a high-stakes reading assessment at the end of third grade. DIBELS measures were administered to students at the end of third grade, around the same time as their high-stakes tests. Collectively, the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Rintamaa, Margaret – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
The authors examined the dimensions of reading engagement for rural ninth-grade students who participated in a supplemental literacy intervention for students who struggled with school-based reading. Using a comparative case study approach, researchers investigated the ways in which engagement was characterized and undermined within the context of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, Learner Engagement, Grade 9
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Abdi Tabari, Mahmoud – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2020
This study investigated the effects of strategic planning and task structure (personal, narrative, and decision-making tasks) on L2 writing outcomes. One hundred and twenty intermediate English as a foreign language learners were randomly divided into strategic-planning and no-planning-time groups. The strategic-planning group performed the three…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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