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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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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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Orkin, Melissa; Pott, Martha; Wolf, Maryanne; May, Sidney; Brand, Elyssa – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The current pilot study assessed the impact of a motivational intervention on the task-avoidant behaviors, task-engagement behaviors, and skill growth of elementary-age readers attending a remedial summer reading program. We randomly assigned students (ages 7-10) either to an experimental condition (n = 24) that integrated strategies emphasizing…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Improvement, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties
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Pittas, Evdokia – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This longitudinal study considers the contributions of language awareness to children's learning to read and spell. The aim of the study was to examine whether the connection between phonemic awareness and literacy in Greek is constant over time even when appropriate controls are taken into account. I examined this hypothesis with Greek Cypriot…
Descriptors: Greek, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Reading Skills
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Beach, Kristen D.; McIntyre, Ellen; Philippakos, Zoi A.; Mraz, Maryann; Pilonieta, Paola; Vintinner, Jean P. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
We evaluated the effects of a summer reading intervention with a sample of low-income Black and Hispanic students who were struggling readers. In the summer before their 2nd- or 3rd-grade school year, 14 rising 2nd graders and 18 rising 3rd graders received 15 hr of a scripted, explicit phonics-based program in dyads from credentialed elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Low Income 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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Swanson, Elizabeth; Barnes, Marcia; Fall, Anna-Mari; Roberts, Greg – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of inference making, decoding, memory, and vocabulary on reading comprehension among 7th- through 12th-grade struggling readers with varying levels of inattention and hyperactivity. We categorized a group of 414 struggling readers into 3 groups based on results from factor mixture modeling:…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Decoding (Reading)
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Venegas, Elena M. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Although a subskills approach to reading instruction is merited in improving the reading skills of struggling readers, struggling readers also benefit from balanced literacy instruction. An overemphasis on reading subskills arguably minimizes students' enjoyment of reading and motivation to read and may inevitably result in the formation of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Self Efficacy, Reading Instruction, Group Discussion
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Solis, Michael; Vaughn, Sharon; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J.; Cho, Eunsoo – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This experimental study examined the efficacy of a multicomponent reading intervention compared to a business-as-usual comparison condition on the reading comprehension and content area vocabulary outcomes of adolescent students with low reading comprehension. We randomly assigned 9th-grade students with low reading comprehension to a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Intervention, Grade 9
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Zhang, Haomin – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The present study explored the relationship between reading comprehension skill and morphological awareness among young Chinese readers. The objectives were to investigate whether morphological awareness is a critical cognitive and linguistic ability to differentiate poor comprehenders and good comprehenders and to further scrutinize the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 2
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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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Swanson, H. Lee; Orosco, Michael J.; Kudo, Milagros Fatima – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between elementary classroom (N = 50) reading activities in Year 1 and reading performance (i.e., passage comprehension, letter-word identification, and word attack) 1 year later for English language learners (ELLs; N = 270). A cross-classification hierarchical model indicated that compared to other reading…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, English Language Learners, Reading Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Morshedian, Mahboobeh; Hemmati, Fatemeh; Sotoudehnama, Elaheh – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study examined whether training English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in a self-regulated learning (SRL) model could help them develop the ability to self-regulate their reading in English and whether their proficiency level could moderate the efficacy of self-regulation training. Two experimental groups received instruction in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Independent Study, Reading Skills
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Lee, Julia Ai Cheng; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
In this study, we examined the spelling performance of 430 kindergartners, which included a high-risk sample, to determine the relations between end-of-kindergarten reading and spelling in a high-quality language arts setting. We described, analyzed, and compared spelling outcomes, including spelling errors, between good and poor readers. The…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Spelling, Error Analysis (Language), Beginning Reading
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Fitzgerald, Miranda S.; Palincsar, Annemarie Sullivan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The goals for engaging students in peer learning range from positioning students as knowledgeable others to promoting social-emotional learning goals to providing contexts in which students can articulate and compare their thinking to supporting opportunities to cogenerate solutions to complex problems. There are a number of complexities…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 6
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