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Robinson, LeAnne; Lambert, M. Chuck; Towner, John; Caros, Jennifer – Reading Improvement, 2016
Literacy instruction is once again at the forefront of school reform throughout North America. Numerous federal and state initiatives in the United States, such as Reading First and Response to Intervention, have either recommended or required that educators use research based curricular materials and instructional practices. This study is reports…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Vostal, Brooks R.; Lee, David L. – Reading Improvement, 2015
Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) present deficits in literacy skills, in part because their disruptive behaviors interfere with task engagement. Antecedent manipulations, such as those based on behavioral momentum theory, can increase students' contact with reinforcement, leading to greater task engagement. This study…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Reinforcement
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Coulter, Gail; Lambert, Michael C. – Reading Improvement, 2015
The effects of preteaching key words on fluency in connected text were examined with three third-grade general education participants. Researchers used a multiple base-line design (i.e., Baseline and Wordlist Intervention) and found that preteaching increased fluency in connected text written above the participant's instructional level of reading…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Grade 3, Content Area Writing, Teaching Methods
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Joseph, Laurice M.; Watson, Mackenzie – Reading Improvement, 2014
Phrase drill, listening passage preview, and repeated reading are instructional methods that have been effective in improving reading accuracy and fluency. However, little research has examined these techniques' effects on prosody and retell. This study did so using a modified alternating treatments design. Four students who recently completed…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Intervention
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Malouf, Rachel C.; Reisener, Carmen D.; Gadke, Daniel L.; Wimbish, Sarah W.; Frankel, Aimee C. – Reading Improvement, 2014
This study examines the effectiveness of Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) One-on-One Program on increasing the reading fluency of two children identified as having reading difficulties. Reading fluency is characterized by quickness and accuracy of reading. Additionally, fluency is the second stage of the learning hierarch,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties, Severe Disabilities
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Schmitz, Stephanie L.; Loy, Sedona – Reading Improvement, 2014
As the ability to read proficiently is essential for success both in and out of the school setting, literacy has become an area of particular focus in today's classrooms. While recent assessments indicate that students are making progress in the area of reading (e.g., National Assessment of Educational Progress [NAEP], 2011), there continues to be…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Lewis-Lancaster, Amity; Reisener, Carmen – Reading Improvement, 2013
In this article, school based interventions for reading are examined. A recent trend in academic intervention has been to utilize the method of brief experimental analysis (BEA) in order to select intervention components. This method allows for the direct comparison of two or more interventions in a quick, efficient manner. The goal of brief…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Fluency, Intervention, African American Students
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Scheffel, Debora; Lefly, Dianne; Houser, Janet – Reading Improvement, 2012
The study addresses the extent to which subtests on the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Reading Assessment (DIBELS; Good & Kaminski, 2002) predict student success on a measure of reading comprehension and if prediction is consistent for native and second English Language Learners. 2,649 elementary students were assessed on a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Emergent Literacy