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Huffman, Stephanie; Shaw, Erin; Thompson, Amy – Reading Improvement, 2020
Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. The analysis of the Response to Intervention Model, current research in the fields of dyslexia and information literacy and the American Association of School Librarians Standards Framework for Learners, resulted in…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Dyslexia, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Çakir, Özler – Reading Improvement, 2020
In this study, we examined whether or not readers use different processing strategies for different texts. Eleven sixth-grade primary school students in Turkey participated. Each participant completed a think-aloud process and a free-recall process by reading an expository text and a narrative text in Turkish. The data obtained were analyzed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Reading Strategies
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Chen, Su-Yen – Reading Improvement, 2020
The topic of practicing and prospective teachers' readership has received attention in reading research, but there is a gap in Western studies when it comes to comparing teachers' reading status with that of the general population. With data from a national survey in Taiwan on college juniors, this study found that education majors as a subgroup…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, Preservice Teachers, Recreational Reading
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Donalson, Kathleen; Halsey, Pamela – Reading Improvement, 2020
The high stakes consequences resulting from an emphasis on standardized test scores can be detrimental to adolescent readers' perceptions of themselves as readers. A single measure of reading ability provides only a small picture of what students can accomplish and what their learning needs are. This case study provides a keen insight into…
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties, Grade 8
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Laverick, DeAnna; Paquette, Kelli; Sibert, Susan M. – Reading Improvement, 2020
Experiential learning opportunities support readers in developing the background knowledge that is essential for comprehension. When authentic experiences are not feasible, virtual reality experiences serve as a vicarious approach to help readers have opportunities that promote comprehension. Rooted in experiential learning theory, virtual reality…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension
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Miller, Harry – Reading Improvement, 2020
The teacher's dilemma presents various strategies for teaching content area reading. Teachers the content subject area should be willing to accept the fact that their role as teachers is vital to the success of his students. Students cannot be expected to read the textbook as they would the local newspaper or a novel. Students need to be taught…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Tichenor, Mercedes; Piechura, Kathy; Diedrichs, Robin; Heins, Elizabeth – Reading Improvement, 2020
Today's teachers are required to spend most of their English/Language Arts time in teacher-directed instruction with required text, which is primarily informational. Little, if any, time is allocated to self-selected independent reading (Garan & DeVoogd, 2008). In addition, some teachers do not understand the importance of independent reading…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Clubs, Recreational Reading, Elementary School Students
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Allen-Lyall, Barbara; Davis, Victoria – Reading Improvement, 2020
Student motivation is a critical element of engagement, learning, and achievement. With this in mind, teachers are particularly interested in motivating their students to read. However, getting students to do so can be a difficult task, especially if they lack confidence in choosing personally interesting books. We advocate for carefully nurturing…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Reading Instruction
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Tsao, Ya-Lun – Reading Improvement, 2020
In recent decades, extensive studies from diverse disciplines have focused on children's developmental awareness of different gender roles and the relationships between genders. Among these studies, researchers agree that children's picture books have an increasingly significant place in children's development because these books are a widely…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Young Children, Childrens Literature, Sex Role
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Cooke, Nancy L.; Slee, Jill M.; Young, Cheryl A. – Reading Improvement, 2020
There is some evidence that reading and spelling are complementary processes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which contextualized spelling (i.e., spelling activities within the context of reading instruction) is used to support reading in first-grade core reading programs. Analysis of 75 lessons across five programs…
Descriptors: Spelling, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Programs
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Kostewicz, Douglas; Kubina, Richard M., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2020
Teachers have used the method of repeated readings to build oral reading fluency in students with and without special needs. A new fluency building intervention called interval sprinting uses shorter timing intervals (i.e., sprints) across a passage. This study used an alternating treatment design to compare repeated readings and interval…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Repetition, Reading Fluency
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Kotaman, Huseyin – Reading Improvement, 2020
The current study assessed the impact of parents' dialogical storybook reading on their children's receptive vocabulary and reading attitudes. Forty parents and their preschoolers participated in the study. Parents were randomly assigned to experimental or control groups. The experimental group received dialogical storybook reading training.…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Attitudes, Receptive Language
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Kent, Andrea M.; Simpson, Jennifer L. – Reading Improvement, 2020
Teachers can use literature written for the young adolescent as a powerful tool for establishing and enhancing the community in the classroom that is arguably a necessity for learning to occur. In order for the young adolescent to be successful in the school classroom, a shared sense of community must exist. The students must feel connected to,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes
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Klages, Carol; Scholtens, Mary-Margaret; Fowler, Kelly; Frierson, Cherry – Reading Improvement, 2020
Reading is a vital skill for functioning in society. People need to read road signs, prescription labels, restaurant menus, and job applications just to make it through everyday life. Unfortunately, approximately 20% of the population (Washburn, & Joshi, & Binks-Cantrell, 2011) are said to be dyslexic which means they will struggle…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Instruction, Dyslexia
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Chen, Su-Yen; Lu, Luo; Chen, Su-Yen – Reading Improvement, 2020
As a follow-up study to a cross-sectional national study that established the linkage between gender as well as family factors and the likelihood of being Taiwanese adolescent readers, this study attempted to utilize the same data set with longitudinal data to explore whether the association between family factors and being an avid adolescent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Followup Studies, Adolescents, Reading
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