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Lindo, Endia J.; Weiser, Beverly; Cheatham, Jennifer P.; Allor, Jill H. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of minimally trained tutors providing a highly structured tutoring intervention for struggling readers. We screened students in Grades K-6 for participation in an after-school tutoring program. We randomly assigned those students not meeting the benchmark on a reading screening measure to either a tutoring…
Descriptors: After School Programs, After School Education, Literacy, Tutoring
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Beach, Kristen D.; Cleaver, Samantha L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Student motivation is a necessary catalyst for reading achievement; therefore, educators need to determine how to motivate reluctant readers, including students reading below grade level. Our qualitative study begins to address this challenge by reporting what struggling adolescents and their teacher at 1 urban middle school discussed about their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
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Mendez, Linda M. Raffaele; Pelzmann, Catherine A.; Frank, Michael J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
In this study, we piloted a Tier 2 intervention designed to improve reading skills among struggling early readers using an intervention that included SRA Reading Mastery, listening-while-reading activities, strategies to increase motivation and engagement in reading, and parent involvement in reading homework. The study included 6 students in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Grade 1
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Wiseman, Angela M. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
Although an abundance of research exists regarding reading achievement gaps with minority students, and it is widely accepted that experiences in the early grades can be foundational to future success, there is a need for more research on what constitutes effective literacy practices for struggling African American emergent readers. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Aloud to Others, Picture Books, Reading Achievement
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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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Piazza, Susan V.; Duncan, Lonnie E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
Parental incarceration, poverty, urban violence, and drug use can be underlying factors of academic achievement gaps between Black urban males and their counterparts. These risk factors have the potential to position low-income urban students as struggling readers. Two qualitative case studies obtained from a larger mixed methods study illustrate…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Urban Schools, Reading Achievement, After School Programs
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Reschly, Amy L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2010
This article argues that reading interventions are a key dropout prevention strategy. A review of the literature connects reading skills and interventions with events such as grade retention, placement in special education, and high school dropout. In general, data indicate that intensive early interventions positively affect students' reading…
Descriptors: Reading, Early Intervention, Graduation, High Schools
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Lewis, Cynthia; Ketter, Jean – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2008
This article focuses on representations of youth identity and culture that circulated in a long-term teacher and researcher study group. These representations are important to examine because the way that teachers of adolescents envision their students' identities and cultures relative to that of other adolescents is fundamental to how they…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Popular Culture, Adolescents, Literature
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Keehn, Susan; Harmon, Janis; Shoho, Alan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2008
This study investigated the impact of Readers Theater on eighth-grade students, the majority of whom were reading below grade level. Over six weeks of a short story unit, one class participated in Readers Theater. The comparison group of like-ability students received more traditional literary and vocabulary instruction. Quantitative measures…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Oral Reading, Vocabulary, Theaters
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De La Paz, Susan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2007
This article reviews a specific body of writing intervention research, that of component analyses of cognitive strategy instruction. One rationale for examining the effects of individual components comes from meta-analyses, which indicate powerful intervention outcomes for complex strategies, though it is frequently unclear which component has the…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Educational Strategies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Self Management
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Pellitteri, John; Dealy, Michael; Fasano, Charles; Kugler, John – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2006
The construct of emotional intelligence provides a framework for understanding emotional processes in students with reading disabilities. The components of emotional intelligence include the perception of emotions, emotional facilitation of thinking, emotional knowledge, and emotional regulation. This article examines underlying affective…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Educational Environment, Social Adjustment, Reading Processes
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Bernard, Michael E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2006
This article discusses the non-academic, social-emotional factors that contribute to student academic achievement, including the cognitive-behavioral characteristics of underachieving students and those with learning disabilities; the "You Can Do It! Education" (YCDI) theory of achievement; derivative research on social-emotional capabilities,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Emotional Development
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Maheady, Larry; Mallette, Barbara; Harper, Gregory F. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2006
In this special issue, readers were introduced to three powerful, evidence-based instructional practices that hold great promise for ameliorating many of the reading difficulties encountered by pupils in 21st century classrooms. Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS), ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT), and START tutoring have emerged from over…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Tutoring, Learning Strategies
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Sideridis, Georgios D. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2005
Two studies evaluated the contribution of goal orientation--over and above the constructs of planned behavior theory--in explaining the relationship between attitudes, motivation, and academic achievement for students with and without learning disabilities. Results indicated that a performance-approach orientation exerted significant positive…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Theories, Goal Orientation
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Sideridis, Georgios D. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2005
The purpose of the present study was to broaden planned behavior theory and examine its applicability to predict the academic achievement of students of low and high spelling ability. Two hundred fifty seven students, 54 low spellers and 203 high spellers from thirty elementary schools in northern Greece, participated in the study. Between groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Theories, Structural Equation Models, Spelling
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