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Ness, Molly – Reading Improvement, 2017
As they are naturally curious about the world around them, young children ask lots and lots of questions. In classrooms today, however, there seems to be little space for these student-generated questions as teachers are more likely to pose the questions. Research indicates that question generation is an effective strategy to motivate young…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Student Developed Materials, Thinking Skills, Common Core State Standards
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Al-Dhafir, Mohammad – Reading Improvement, 2015
The purpose of the study was to examine the Kuwaiti first grade teachers' perceptions of developmentally appropriate practices in teaching reading and writing. To achieve the research purpose, a questionnaire was developed and administrated to 167 first grade teachers. Results revealed that first grade teachers hold moderate agreement towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Reading Instruction
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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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Dogan, Birsen – Reading Improvement, 2012
This study aimed to understand the views of prospective teachers with "phonic-based sentence method" through metaphoric images. In this descriptive study, the participants involve the prospective teachers who take reading-writing instruction courses in Primary School Classroom Teaching Program of the Education Faculty of Pamukkale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Sentences
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Sobolak, Michelle J. – Reading Improvement, 2011
Researchers have long acknowledged the important role that vocabulary plays in assisting reading comprehension. Because of the importance of vocabulary, it is necessary to determine how to ensure that all students are making adequate vocabulary gains. The research base for the best ways to instruct students in robust vocabulary is strong. The…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Socioeconomic Influences
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Maslin, Pamela – Reading Improvement, 2007
Teaching students how to read is one of the most important tasks in elementary schools. The majority of schools use published basal programs to teach students to read. Several published reviews have indicated that past editions of basal readers did not align with appropriate instruction for beginning level readers. In this study I reviewed five of…
Descriptors: Readability, Phonics, Beginning Reading, Basal Reading
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Ziolkowska, Renee – Reading Improvement, 2007
Remediation programs have helped some struggling children learn to read and write. However, they have not been helpful to all students. Educators need to search for more effective ways of reaching even more learners. Recently there has been more focus on preventing early school failure. Researchers agree that if instruction for struggling students…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Writing Difficulties, Literacy Education, Early Intervention
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Kotaman, Huseyin; Tekin, Ali Kemal; Tekin, Gokce – Reading Improvement, 2007
In Turkey, the Ministry of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of phonics method on reading acquisition in a Turkish sample; to understand what elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Phonics, Whole Language Approach, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Eilers, Linda H.; Pinkley, Christine – Reading Improvement, 2006
Reading comprehension instruction in many classrooms focuses on teacher-generated questions which actually measure comprehension of specific text rather than developing metacognitive strategies for comprehending all text. Explicit instruction in the metacognitive strategies of making text connections, predicting, and sequencing, was evaluated for…
Descriptors: Inferences, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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Massengill, Donita; Sundberg, Mary Lou – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present an integrated alphabetic approach that "simultaneously" teaches letter sounds and formations. We share with you the research that supports this integrated approach and present the procedures to implement this approach. Further, we document the effect of using this new integrated alphabet approach on the…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Grade 1, Summer Schools, Alphabets
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Rankin-Erickson, Joan L.; Wood, Lisa A.; Beukelman, David R.; Beukelman, Helen M. – Reading Improvement, 2003
Notes that a computer equipped with a talking word processor was added to a first grade classroom. Finds that first grade students could successfully use computer technology for literacy support. Notes that this technology enables students to independently read words beyond their normal reading ability and to stay engaged in the literacy task at…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Grade 1, Instructional Innovation, Literacy
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Payne, Carol Canady – Reading Improvement, 2002
Notes how research emphasizes the importance of tailoring instruction to the needs of the individual child. Examines tutoring interactions with Ricky, a friendly, vivacious first-grade boy who started the school year significantly behind peers in reading and writing. Explores what instruction can be provided to meet Ricky's individual learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 1, Individualized Instruction, Primary Education
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Boling, Charlotte; Martin, Sarah H.; Martin, Michael A. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Determines the effect of computer-assisted instruction on first grade students' vocabulary development. Notes that students in two groups were involved in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) as a part of their instruction in a balanced literacy program. Shows a significant difference for both groups on pre and posttests, however the mean difference…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Ortiz, Robert W. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Looks at a sample of fathers' early literacy experiences with their Kindergarten, first, and second grade children. Explores the subject area of the literacy activity, the amount of time allocated to literacy practices, and the preferred literacy activity engaged in--reading or writing. Finds that fathers participate in their children's literacy…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Fathers, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Pfeiffer, Sharon; Davis, Ronald; Kellogg, Ethel; Hern, Carol; McLaughlin, T. F.; Curry, Gerry – Reading Improvement, 2001
Determines the beneficial effects of integrating various Davis Learning Strategies, primarily Davis Symbol Mastery, on sight word skills. Indicates that children scored significantly higher than the control group for the mastery of 100 basic sight words for the first grade students. Gives suggestions for further assessment of the Davis method. (SG)
Descriptors: Grade 1, Primary Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Research
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