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Olson, Peter C. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study attempted to determine whether giving lower performing tutors preferential instruction over their higher performing tutees before they engage in peer tutoring sessions may help increase the reading achievement for these lower performing tutors. The preferential instruction consisted of giving adult-delivered instruction in a targeted…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency
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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
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Whitehead, Nicole – Reading Improvement, 2004
This study examined the effects of students access to print through public library card ownership and class trips to the community library. Reading performance, attitudes toward reading, time spent reading at home, number of books at home, and family visits to the public library after school were compared between students who had library cards,…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Recreational Reading, Public Libraries, Books
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Bismonte, Asuncion R.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1994
Compares Possible Sentences with traditional vocabulary instruction to examine the effect on student ability to pronounce and define targeted basal words. Finds that subjects were able to correctly pronounce many terms when they were presented in story context prior to actual instruction, but they could not define them. Encourages supplementing…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Comparative Analysis, Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness
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Foley, Christy L.; Boulware, Beverly J. – Reading Improvement, 1996
Reviews sex equity in basal reading textbooks. Finds disturbing results when a 1993 study of characters in basals was compared with earlier (1960s-1980s) studies--limited progress has been made in correcting biases toward male characters. Finds that male characters continue to dominate in required reading instructional materials and also outnumber…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Comparative Analysis, Gender Issues, Middle Schools
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McEachern, William Ross – Reading Improvement, 1997
Notes that until 1994, English and Afrikaans were the two official languages of South Africa, and educational policy promoted bilingualism in the country's schools. Examines the two languages historically and socially in order to make some comparisons with bilingual education in Canada. Makes reference to the future roles of the two languages in…
Descriptors: Afrikaans, Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
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Forget, Mark A.; Morgan, Raymond F. – Reading Improvement, 1997
Finds recent brain research sheds light on roles played by a positive affective environment and the interactive use of language in teaching the learning process through content area classes. Implements these ideas over a 10-month period in a ninth-grade classroom. Compares program students to other ninth graders on measures of metacognitive…
Descriptors: Brain, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Grade 9
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Holliman, Bruce – Reading Improvement, 1980
Compares behaviorism and Piagetian psychology in terms of their facility in fostering learning. Discusses such specific issues as simplicity, facility, motivation, and criticism of Piagetian psychology as a scientific enterprise. (Author/FL)
Descriptors: Behavior, Child Psychology, Comparative Analysis, Learning Theories