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Hilsmer, Amanda Strong; Wehby, Joseph H.; Falk, Katherine B. – Reading Improvement, 2016
The research base on how to effectively intervene to improve the reading fluency of students with academic and behavioral disabilities at the middle school level does not provide a strong support for evidence- based practices with this age group. The purpose of this study was to extend the body of research on reading fluency interventions to…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Middle School Students, Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice
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Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine if reading specialist candidates improve the reading proficiency of their students through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials. The candidates were certified teachers who provided individualized and small-group instruction to K-6 children while the candidates were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Nelson, Kristin L.; Alexander, Melina; Williams, Natalie A.; Sudweeks, Richard R. – Reading Improvement, 2014
Students beyond the primary grades who struggle with reading lack basic word attack ability and are thus unable to read new words with accuracy. However, there has been little research that reveals the specific word attack errors students exhibit. In this study, 123 struggling adolescent readers receiving special education services were given the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Error Patterns, Reading Difficulties, Special Education
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Magpuri-Lavell, Theresa; Paige, David; Williams, Rosemary; Akins, Kristia; Cameron, Molly – Reading Improvement, 2014
The present study examined the impact of the Simultaneous Multisensory Institute for Language Arts (SMILA) approach on the reading proficiency of 39 students between the ages of 7-11 participating in a summer reading program. The summer reading clinic draws students from the surrounding community which is located in a large urban district in the…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Reading Fluency, Summer Programs, Reading Programs
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McCown, Margaret Averill; Thomason, Gina B. – Reading Improvement, 2014
With the increased emphasis on informational text with Common Core State Standards and the difficulty many students have with this type of text, this study examined the effects of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) on informational text comprehension and metacognitive awareness of fifth grade students. Participating students included a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Nelson-Royes, Andrea M.; Reglin, Gary L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This research study's purpose or theme was to qualitatively investigate the reading component of a private after-school tutoring program that offered academic assistance to eighth-grade students. The problem with reading is many urban middle school students have poor reading skills and do not perform well on reading standardized tests. Relative to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Qualitative Research, Reading Improvement, Reading Achievement
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Gilliam, Brenda K.; Dykes, Frank; Gerla, Jacqueline K.; Wright, Gary L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the link between speech and reading to oneself among struggling readers in secondary schools. The researchers examined the extent to which adolescent struggling readers used various vocal and subvocal behaviors, such as lip movement, mumbling, whispering, and oral reading during individual reading…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction