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Palardy, J. Michael – Reading Improvement, 1998
Finds first-grade boys whose teachers believed that boys are as successful as girls in beginning literacy scored approximately the same as girls on the Stanford Achievement Test, while first-grade boys whose teachers believed that boys are less successful than girls scored considerably lower than girls. Discusses how teachers' expectations or…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Research
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Palardy, J. Michael – Reading Improvement, 1991
Discusses six steps backward in public elementary schooling: behavior modification, decoding skills, individualized instruction, mastery learning, grouping, and teaching basics. (SR)
Descriptors: Back to Basics, Behavior Modification, Decoding (Reading), Educational Change
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Palardy, J. Michael – Reading Improvement, 1991
Reviews selected instructional procedures in the four reading readiness skills that can be taught and learned: auditory discrimination, auditory comprehension, visual discrimination, and visual memory. Stresses that readiness skills are prerequisite to reading skills. (RS)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Listening Comprehension
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Palardy, J. Michael – Reading Improvement, 1990
Argues that reading aloud by students is a useful and necessary skill. Discusses the various purposes, types, and amounts of oral reading needed for effective reading instruction in the elementary classroom. (MG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Comprehension
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Palardy, J. Michael – Reading Improvement, 1995
Presents survey information from 613 elementary school principals in the southeastern United States as to how their schools are organized and what grouping strategies are used. Considers multi-aged grouping and inclusion. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inclusive Schools