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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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Bai, Barry; Guo, Wenjuan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This study investigated the influences of the use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies on students' self-efficacy in English writing. A total of 155 fourth graders from 1 government-funded primary school in Hong Kong completed a questionnaire on SRL strategy use and a questionnaire on self-efficacy in English writing. The students used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Layes, Smail; Lalonde, Robert; Rebaï, Mohamed – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study explored the role and extent of the involvement of morphological awareness (MA) in contrast to rapid automatized naming (RAN) in word reading and comprehension of Arabic as a morphologically based orthography. We gave measures of word reading, reading comprehension, MA, and RAN in addition to a nonverbal mental ability test to 3 groups…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Grade 4, Dyslexia, Elementary School Students
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate consistency in spelling skills across 2 different tasks of written production (dictation vs. composition) and stability of performance across 4 different grades. We assessed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders' spelling performance through 4 tasks: 2 dictation tasks (passage and sentences) and 2 composition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling, Reliability, Verbal Communication
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study examined the amount, type, and quality of Tier 1 and supplemental reading instruction provided to 4th-grade struggling readers and whether specific elements of instruction predicted growth in reading skills. In all, 110 students identified as having reading difficulty who were receiving school-based reading instruction in 22…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction
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Clark, M. Diane; Hauser, Peter C.; Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Rathmann, Christian; Guldenoglu, Birkan; Kubus, Okan; Spurgeon, Erin; Israel, Erica – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
Researchers have used various theories to explain deaf individuals' reading skills, including the dual route reading theory, the orthographic depth theory, and the early language access theory. This study tested 4 groups of children--hearing with dyslexia, hearing without dyslexia, deaf early signers, and deaf late signers (N = 857)--from 4…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Reading Skills, Hearing Impairments
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Keller-Margulis, Milena; Payan, Anita; Jaspers, Kathryn E.; Brewton, Christie – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The use of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for screening is well established, but there has been less research regarding the technical adequacy of written expression CBM (WE-CBM) for screening and the utility of this type of measure when used with students with diverse language backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to examine the validity…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Writing Tests, Screening Tests, Test Validity
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August, Diane; Artzi, Lauren; Barr, Christopher – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards require students to understand and produce academic language that appears in informational text. Vocabulary is a critical domain of academic language, but English language learners (ELLs) come to the English Language Arts classroom with more limited English vocabulary than…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Arts, English, Common Core State Standards
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Conradi, Kristin; Amendum, Steven J.; Liebfreund, Meghan D. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
This study examined the contributions of decoding, language, spelling, and motivation to the reading comprehension of elementary school readers in a high-poverty setting. Specifically, the research questions addressed whether and how the influences of word reading efficiency, semantic knowledge, reading self-concept, and spelling on reading…
Descriptors: Poverty, Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Johnston, Jessica; Riley, Jessica; Ryan, Carey; Kelly-Vance, Lisa – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
Summer setback, which is defined as a decline in academic achievement over the summer months, occurs in many academic areas but seems especially problematic in reading. We assessed students from a midwestern parochial school serving predominantly students from a low--socioeconomic status background for their reading achievement before they left…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Mason, Linda H. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2013
Explicit strategy instruction combined with student-directed self-regulation in conjunction with cognitive strategies has proven effective in supporting low-achieving students' reading comprehension. Experts have extended 1 such approach, self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) for the expository reading comprehension Think before reading,…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Processes, Reading Strategies
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Protopapas, Athanassios; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Sideridis, Georgios D.; Kotsolakou, Areti; Simos, Panagiotis G. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2013
The simple view of reading posits that reading comprehension can be decomposed into a print-specific component (concerning decoding and sight word reading) and a language comprehension component (concerning verbal and metalinguistic skills not related to print). One might properly consider lexical skills, indexed by vocabulary measures, part of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Mason, Linda H.; Meadan, Hedda; Hedin, Laura R.; Cramer, Anne Mong – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
We conducted a mixed methods study to evaluate motivation among 20 fourth-grade students who struggle with reading and writing prior to and after receiving either self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) instruction for expository reading comprehension or SRSD instruction for expository reading comprehension plus informative writing. We…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Difficulties, Reading Motivation
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Boscolo, Pietro; Gelati, Carmen; Galvan, Nicoletta – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
We carried out an experimental study with 2 groups of fourth graders through 10 weekly workshops of 90 min each. The experimental group consisted of 66 fourth graders (male = 26, female = 40), the control group consisted of 48 fourth graders (male = 23, female = 25), and both groups included less skilled and skilled writers. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Experimental Groups
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Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2011
This article introduces The RULER Approach ("RULER") to social and emotional learning, with a particular focus on its Feeling Words Curriculum. Through this curriculum, RULER contributes to the ultimate goals of an English language arts education--preparing students to achieve personal, social, and academic goals and to be engaged and contributing…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Language Skills, English, Educational Strategies
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