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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Beard, Keith – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Studies that specifically test the effectiveness of instructional procedures for improving the writing of young African American males who experience difficulty learning to write are almost nonexistent. Although writing intervention studies include these children, researchers rarely disaggregate their data to determine whether the writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, African American Students, Males, Evidence Based Practice
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Olszewski, Arnold; Guo, Ying; Breit-Smith, Allison – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Children with disabilities often demonstrate difficulties in code-focused and meaning-focused domains of literacy. Best practice indicates that skills within these domains should be taught together. The current study used principles of ABAB single-case experimental design to monitor the development of narrative retelling and phonemic awareness in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Phonemic Awareness, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Scammacca, Nancy K.; Stillman, Stephanie J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Deficits in academic vocabulary knowledge plague students who struggle with reading and impact their reading comprehension and performance in content area courses. Experts have developed interventions aimed at improving vocabulary instruction. However, questions remain concerning the effects of vocabulary gains on reading comprehension and content…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Social Studies
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Martinez, Leticia; Fall, Anna-Mária; Roberts, Greg; Stillman, Stephanie; Kent, Shawn C. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
We examined social studies teachers' use of text and supports for reading text during their instruction as well as how their practices related to students' content acquisition. A total of 37 social studies teachers and their students (n = 572) participated and recorded their instruction during 3 instructional units. We documented the amount of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Time on Task
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Michaud, Mélissa; Dion, Eric; Barrette, Anne; Dupéré, Véronique; Toste, Jessica – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
Theoretical models of word recognition suggest that knowing what a word means makes it easier to learn how to decode it. We tested this hypothesis with at-risk young students, a group that often responds poorly to conventional decoding instruction in which word meaning is not addressed systematically. A total of 53 first graders received explicit…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Decoding (Reading), Reading Achievement, Grade 1
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Hemmati, Fatemeh; Mortazavi, Mahboobeh – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the impact of different types of scaffolds on the writing regulatory skills of a cohort of Iranian learners of English (N = 120). The article reports a comparison of the pretest and posttest performance of learners in 4 experimental conditions--namely, the metacognitive scaffolds, conceptual scaffolds, procedural…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Slater, Wayne H.; Groff, James A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
Using case study research methods, we investigated the effectiveness of a dialogic tutoring model informed by cognitive strategy instruction to implement a problem-solving strategy using a gradual-release-of-responsibility model of instruction situated in stasis theory. Eight minority 10th graders participated because of their difficulties with…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Case Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Scores
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Wong, Simpson W. L.; Miao, Hoyee; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Yip, Michael Chi Wing – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
Learners with poor reading skills are less able to acquire knowledge through text. Graphic novels may enhance reading comprehension skills owing to fewer words, more pictures, and an engaging storyline. This study considered the reading skills of 188 Chinese-English bilingual undergraduates, comparing their reading comprehension performance after…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Reading Comprehension, Cartoons, Undergraduate Students
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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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Wright, Tanya S.; Peltier, Marliese R. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The goal of this study was to examine the extent to which the content and recommendations in recently published early language and literacy methods textbooks may support early childhood teachers in learning to provide vocabulary instruction for young children. We completed a content analysis of 9 textbooks with coding at the sentence level.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Warnick, Kristan; Caldarella, Paul – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of a multisensory phonics-based reading remediation program for adolescent delinquents classified as poor readers living at a residential treatment center. We used a pretest--posttest control group design with random assignment. The treatment group participated in a 30-hr multisensory phonics reading…
Descriptors: Phonics, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Flanagan, Sara M.; Bouck, Emily C. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
Written expression is a critical component of the academic curriculum that is needed across content areas and grade levels. Despite the importance of writing, secondary students are struggling to write effectively across the phases of written expression, beginning with prewriting. This research sought to support students' written expression and…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Grade 8, Writing (Composition), Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Kim, Sun A.; Wang, Peishi; Michaels, Craig A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
This article investigates the effects of fraction word problem-solving instruction involving explicit teaching of the concrete-representational-abstract sequence with culturally relevant teaching examples for 3 low-performing Asian immigrant English learners who spoke a language other than English at home. We used a multiple probe design across…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the code-related features used in current methods of writing instruction in kindergarten classrooms transfer reading outcomes for kindergarten students. We randomly assigned kindergarten students to 3 instructional groups: a writing workshop group, an interactive writing group, and a control group.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Investigations, Reading Writing Relationship
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