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Rasinski, Timothy; Paige, David; Rains, Cameron; Stewart, Fran; Julovich, Brenda; Prenkert, Deb; Rupley, William H.; Nichols, William Dee – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study examined the impact of an intensive reading fluency intervention on the overall reading performance of 37 struggling readers in 3rd grade. Students' 3rd-grade classroom teachers and/or their performance on a state-mandated reading achievement test given toward the end of the 3rd-grade school year identified them for the study.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency
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Rasinski, Timothy; Homan, Susan; Biggs, Marie – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2009
Reading fluency has been identified as a key component in reading and in learning to read. Moreover, a significantly large number of students who experience difficulty in reading manifest difficulties in reading fluency that appear to contribute to their overall struggles in reading. In this article we explore the nature of effective instruction…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Rate, Reading Instruction
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Rasinski, Timothy; Oswald, Ruth – Reading and Writing Quarterly, 2005
This study examined the effects of Making and Writing Words (MWW), a variation of the Making Words word study activity by Cunningham and Cunningham (1992), on second-grade students word learning. MWW was implemented daily with a group of second-grade students' over a five-month period. Results indicated that students who received the MWW treatment…
Descriptors: Phonics, Constructivism (Learning), Reading Instruction, Grade 2
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Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy – Reading and Writing Quarterly, 2004
Literacy scholars appear to have reached consensus that a balanced approach to reading instruction holds the greatest promise for improving reading achievement among students. Following the lead of the National Reading Panel (2000), curricular manifestations of a balanced reading program include instructional components in phonics or word…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Literacy Education, Phonics, Decoding (Reading)
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Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy – Reading and Writing Quarterly, 2004
Literacy scholars appear to have reached consensus that a balanced approach to reading instruction holds the greatest promise for improving reading achievement among students. Following the lead of the National Reading Panel (2000), curricular manifestations of a balanced reading program include instructional components in phonics or word…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Reading, Reading Achievement