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Votypka, Jean – Reading Improvement, 2018
Primary students who struggle to read need incentive to redirect their mindset back onto the productive path of daily reading. Reading is daunting to the youngest readers who experience difficulties because the act of reading is difficult and tiresome. Effective reading engagement programs motivate these readers to read on a daily basis and…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties
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Miller, Harry – Reading Improvement, 2014
In this article, teachers are reminded that their content subject areas require acquainting children with special words or symbols related to that subject area (e.g. mathematics or social studies). Because children can read well does not mean they would be understanding of any special reading skill required in a content subject area; that the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary, Content Area Reading
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2012
In this essay I pose questions to literacy teacher educators and classroom teachers to inspire them to review their epistemological beliefs about teaching, learning, and knowledge. I also provide some history of transdisciplinarity, and introduce readers to "Miss Smith", a composite of five middle school teachers who hold a transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Educators, Grade 8, Middle School Teachers
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Lei, Simon A.; Rhinehart, Patricia J.; Howard, Holly A.; Cho, Jonathan K. – Reading Improvement, 2010
Comprehension in textbooks, scholarly books, and research journal articles, along with identification of important information can be problematic for college students. Reading is fundamental in all academic disciplines. Many college instructors do not see that teaching students reading skills as part of their job, and that reading required…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, College Students, Reading Materials, Reading Skills
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Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Bob; Kavel, Rebecca L.; Dugan, Katherine Keller – Reading Improvement, 2010
Fluent oral reading is essential for success in elementary school. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of enhanced reading fluency instruction for struggling readers. In a response-to-intervention context, the effort represented a primary intervention available to all students but provided only to those judged likely to need…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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Lei, Simon A.; Berger, Adam M.; Allen, Brigita M.; Plummer, Chad V.; Rosenberg, Worka – Reading Improvement, 2010
In order to successfully complete any college-level courses, English Language Learner (ELL) students must be able to read and comprehend a large volume of academic information. However, many instructors are completely overwhelmed in teaching their respective subject areas and are academically unprepared to teach ELL students appropriate reading…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Boon, Richard T.; Fore, Cecil, III; Rasheed, Saleem – Reading Improvement, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine students' attitudes and perceptions toward the use of technology-based instruction (i.e., Inspiration 6.0 software) and a guided notes format as an instructional strategy in inclusive world history classrooms. Students' completed a six item 3 choice student satisfaction survey (agree, undecided, disagree)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Computer Software, World History
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Flanigan, Kevin – Reading Improvement, 2006
This article focuses on a concept that has rarely been studied in beginning reading research--a child's concept of word in text. Recent examinations of this phenomenon suggest that a child's ability to match spoken words to written words while reading--a concept of word in text--plays a pivotal role in early reading development. In this article,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Reading, Teacher Role, Emergent Literacy
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Haeseler, Lisa Ann – Reading Improvement, 2006
Elementary school teachers must clearly understand that many children of domestic violence abuse are struggling with abuse issues at home along with literacy learning at school. This article will demonstrate how a child from an adverse home environment may face additional literacy challenges in school. This article will also provide specific…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Family Violence
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Tran, Anh – Reading Improvement, 2006
Based on a number of publications within the last five years, this article starts with an observation that vocabulary instruction for English-Language Learners is still not given adequate attention. In an attempt to improve the situation, the author suggests a modified approach to extensive reading for vocabulary and reading development. The…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2005
When a considerable amount of reading is done in different courses by high school students, this presents a problem for struggling readers. Reading is a favorite way of learning for students possessing verbal intelligence, (See Gardner, 1993), but a goodly number of high school students do not possess this as an important intelligence. Thus, the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Individual Differences
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2004
Careful planning of lesson plans and units of study is important. Good planning does not mean success in teaching, but it certainly is salient to be well prepared each day for teaching pupils. It is unfortunate if teachers enter classrooms with little to show in the way of being prepared for teaching. Pupils do notice if a teacher is ill prepared…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Multiple Intelligences, Lesson Plans, Evaluation Methods
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Bryan, Laura; Owens, Deborah; Walker, Linda – Reading Improvement, 2004
Historically, many educators have felt that the number of children who read less effectively than they should is far too high. As long ago as the 1960's, authorities reported that about 18 to 25% of America's school-age children were suffering from some form of reading impairment. Recent NAEP results suggest unacceptably high failure rates (below…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Art Education
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Groce, Robin D. – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this manuscript is to describe how elementary teachers used their experiences in a storytelling inservice training to teach lessons in language arts, science, social studies, and bilingual education. Qualitative research methods were used in simultaneously collecting and analyzing data. Storytelling was found to be a valuable tool…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Story Telling, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Improvement
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Cheek, Earl H., Jr.; Steward, Frances A.; Launey, Byron L.; Borgia, Laurel G. – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of the study was to explore measurement of preservice teachers' reading beliefs, perceptions, and teaching styles, implementing The Teachers' Reading Aptitude "Voice" Scale (TRAVS). An educational problem exists of effectively linking beliefs, qualities, and actions that affect instructional decision-making, collaboration,…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Construct Validity
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