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Batur, Zekerya – Reading Improvement, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate the perception levels of the messages of didactic fiction texts in fictive context and the student's perception levels of these messages. 80 students attending the grades of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th--20 from each grade--are randomly selected as participants. Under the supervision of specialists, six fictive…
Descriptors: Fiction, Text Structure, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Arens, Karla; Gove, Mary K.; Abate, Ron – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research suggests that oral reading fluency frees up working memory so readers can focus on the meaning of a text, but traditional instruction in oral reading can be problematic in classrooms with students at different reading levels. Differentiating instruction, providing motivation to practice, as well as timely corrective feedback are practical…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Akins, M.; Tichenor, M.; Heins, E.; Piechura, K. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research stresses the importance of teachers' competency in children's literature to produce successful readers (Burgess et al., 2011; Collins & Safford, 2008; Cremin et al., 2009). Teachers' competency in children's literature includes the knowledge of quality authors and their texts and the ability of teachers to discuss multiple genres.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Familiarity, Teacher Competencies
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Smith, Ann Marie; Salgado, Yolanda – Reading Improvement, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to investigate how an English language arts teacher used young adult literature to help English language learners improve English and literacy comprehension. Through the lens of Anzaldua's (2007) "borderlands", and Rolon-Dow's (2005) "critical care", the authors analyze the case study…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 6, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Bellon-Harn, Monica L.; Smith, Danielle J.; Dockens, Ashley L.; Manchaiah, Vinaya; Azios, Jamie H. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Problem: Although many young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are intellectually capable of pursuing college degrees, a high percentage either do not enroll in or do not graduate from two-year or four-year institutions. Online student support services may uniquely support the higher education goals of this population. Understanding…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Readability
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Sargent, Stephan; Ferrell, Jim; Smith, Melinda; Scroggins, John – Reading Improvement, 2018
This study examined the outcome expectancy beliefs (beliefs in one's ability to impact students' reading development) of secondary teachers in their content area who were not trained in literacy pedagogy. Results of the study reveal that many in-service secondary teachers lag in reading outcome expectancy beliefs (RTOE).
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Beliefs
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Bluiett, Tarsha – Reading Improvement, 2018
Several federal mandates have eradicated developmentally appropriate early literacy practices in primary grade classrooms across the country. Studies show that patterns of oral language use are developed extensively during the preschool years and lay a foundation for literacy development. In recent years, high quality pre-kindergarten classrooms…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Oral Language, Play
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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2018
Constructivism is somewhat opposite of a mandated curriculum. It does not emphasize testing to ascertain pupil achievement. Nor is it a teacher determined reading curriculum. A formal reading curriculum with measurably stated objectives would not harmonize with constructivist thinking. Flexibility is a key concept in describing, in part, its basic…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Poetry
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Dembek, Ginny A.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Learners at-risk for disabilities in the classroom often require explicit instruction and practice to master skills. Problem solving involves skills that students encounter in every subject area during the school day. The development of problem solving interventions such as Talk Aloud Problem Solving (TAPS) came from a need to help students with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to define the effect of the juvenile fiction on secondary school students' reading skills. In the study; 6th grade students', reading juvenile fiction, attitudes to reading, reading speed, comprehension ability of what is read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Fiction
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Akar, Cuneyt – Reading Improvement, 2017
The current study has been conducted to improve the reading disability of the subject "F" who is a 3rd grade primary school student. The study consists of detection, diagnosis and treatment stages and is an "action research" in line with qualitative research design. The Informal Reading Inventory was used to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Difficulties
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This qualitative study explores preservice teachers' experiences in a service-learning literacy tutoring program offered at a university with children in grades one through eight. This study examines briefly the history of literacy centers and service-learning, the specific instructional tutoring methods employed by preservice teachers connected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professionalism, Tutoring, Literacy
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2017
This article explores the question of excessive testing in public schools, its value in the educational process, and the impact that excessive testing may have on the student and the family unit. While assessments are valuable when used properly, excessive testing may lead to problems with unforeseen consequences.
Descriptors: Testing, Public Schools, Standardized Tests, Test Results
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