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Trapman, Mirjam; van Gelderen, Amos; van Schooten, Erik; Hulstijn, Jan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
In a longitudinal design, we measured 50 low-achieving adolescents' reading comprehension development from Grades 7 to 9. There were 24 native Dutch and 26 language minority students. In addition, we assessed the roles of (a) linguistic knowledge, (b) metacognitive knowledge, and (c) reading fluency in predicting both the level and growth of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Adolescents, Low Achievement
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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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Hacker, Douglas J.; Dole, Janice A.; Ferguson, Monica; Adamson, Sharon; Roundy, Linda; Scarpulla, Laura – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
Our purpose for this quasi-experimental study was to evaluate the short-term and maintenance effects of the self-regulated strategy development writing instructional model by Graham and Harris with 7th-grade students in an urban, ethnically diverse Title I middle school. We compared the writing skills of our intervention students with those of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Writing Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Effectiveness
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Palmer, Jessica; Boon, Richard T.; Spencer, Vicky G. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2014
The present investigation replicates and extends an earlier study comparing 2 conditions, a dictionary approach versus a concept mapping model, on the learning of vocabulary words among 4 students with mild disabilities (i.e., emotional and/or behavioral disorders and other health impairments) attending a middle school. An A-B-A-B design was used…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Concept Mapping, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
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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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Applegate, Mary DeKonty; Bucci, Carol – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2013
In this article, we describe our research involving the administration of the Critical Reading Inventory-2 (CRI-2), an informal reading inventory that places special emphasis on thoughtful response to text and higher level thinking. We administered the CRI-2 to a group of students to obtain diagnostic data for guiding instruction. The data for…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reader Response, Thinking Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Dennis, Danielle V.; Kroeger, Diane C. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
A conceptualization of reading as an interaction of constrained and unconstrained skills formed the theoretical basis for this correlational analysis of adolescents' orthographic knowledge. We hypothesized that orthographic development (as measured by spelling ability) would serve as a link between constrained and unconstrained reading skills in…
Descriptors: Spelling, Reading Tests, Adolescents, Reading Skills
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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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Moats, Louisa C. – Reading and Writing Quarterly, 2004
One comprehensive curriculum designed to remediate chronic reading failure in adolescents directly addresses all the language weaknesses typical of these individuals. In many interlocking strands, phonological, semantic, syntactic, pragmatic, and discourse processing skills are cumulatively and systematically taught over several years.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Semantics, Word Recognition, Reading Failure