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Wissinger, Daniel R.; Ciullo, Stephen P.; Shiring, Elizabeth J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
We used a design-based research model to examine a historical literacy intervention in Grade 6 classrooms. This article describes the results across 2 separate instructional cycles and for students grouped into 4 categories: (a) high-achieving students (n = 23 and n = 24 for Cycle I and Cycle II, respectively), (b) average-achieving students (n =…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, History, Essays
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Conoyer, Sarah J.; Lembke, Erica S.; Hosp, John L.; Espin, Christine A.; Hosp, Michelle K.; Poch, Apryl L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study examined the technical adequacy of maze-selection tasks constructed in 2 different ways: typical versus novel. We selected distractors for each measure systematically based on rules related to the content of the passage and the part of speech of the correct choice. Participants included 262 middle school students who were…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Multiple Choice Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension