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Camahalan, Faye Marsha G.; Wyraz, Amanda – Reading Improvement, 2015
The purpose of this project was to find out if additional literacy time and using a variety of programs such as Burst, Daily 5 and other teacher-initiated reading activities were beneficial to struggling readers. The time frame of this intervention was over five lessons that focused on the needs of four students. The lessons targeted the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Student Centered Learning
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Morgan, Hani – Reading Improvement, 2014
Today's students live in a world that has been transformed by technology, and they are often referred to as "digital natives" because their exposure to digital resources begins at birth. The increased exposure to technology has changed the way students respond to instruction and has led to a new need for teachers to integrate…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2013
"Listen with your heart. But, remember listening with your heart sometimes means you cannot sleep at night because you are worried about your students" (Education majors' e-mail reflection following 7th week of service-learning tutoring). "I honestly feel like I'm making a difference in these students' lives. The most difficult…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Tutoring
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2012
The reading curriculum receives more attention than any other academic discipline. It is true that individuals engage in much reading in school subjects such as word problems in mathematics as well as reading numerals and symbols, science content in doing experiments and demonstrations, social studies with its emphasis upon diverse social science…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Best Practices, Reading Motivation
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McTague, Becky; Abrams, Barbara – Reading Improvement, 2011
A summer reading program for disadvantaged, urban elementary school students provided scaffolded access to books by constructing a book-rich environment, as well as giving supportive strategy instruction for choosing and using reading materials. The program culminated in a book-buying experience in which students chose books for home libraries.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Summer Programs, Student Attitudes
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2011
Pupil/teacher interaction provides opportunities for many kinds of learning experiences. Within the reading curriculum, there are a plethora of activities in oral communication and working together harmoniously. Thus from every day experiences, the teacher may communicate verbally what he/she has read in an interesting, informative manner on the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Reading Instruction, Learning Experience, Aptitude Treatment Interaction
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Weshah, Hani A.; Tomok, Tamara N. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study investigated the impact of a training program based on pedagogical knowledge on improving the speaking and writing skills teaching practices of female English language teachers. The participants consisted of 30 teachers: 10 as an experimental group and 20 as a control group. To answer the study questions, the researchers developed a…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Speech Communication, Program Effectiveness
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2010
Data based instruction has received much attention in educational literature. It relates well to measurement driven teaching and learning. Data may come from several sources including mandated tests, district wide testing, formative and summative evaluations, as well as teacher written tests. Objective information is intended for use in data based…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Data, Theory Practice Relationship
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Sencibaugh, Joseph M. – Reading Improvement, 2007
This paper examines research studies, which focus on interventions commonly used with students who are learning disabled and identifies effective methods that produce substantial benefits concerning reading comprehension. This paper synthesizes previous observation studies by conducting a meta-analysis of strategies used to improve the reading…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Meta Analysis
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2007
Students are challenged to pass mandated tests in grades three through eight and the exit test on the secondary school level in order to be promoted to the next higher grade level or to receive a high school diploma. Failure is certainly a negative experience. It behooves reading teachers to assist learners to attach meaning to what is being…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement
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Huffman, Stephanie P.; Thurman, Glenda – Reading Improvement, 2007
The intent of the research is to focus attention on the existence and use of selection policies and to analyze selection policies to determine their thoroughness and currency. Professional guidelines and experts in the field offer direction on the selection of materials and criteria on dealing with challenges in the school library media center.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Guidelines, Library Services, Selection Tools
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Klecker, Beverly M. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This paper presents a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) dataset. The study explores differences in the NAEP fourth, eighth, and twelfth grade reading scores by students' gender across the years 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003. The study used the NAEP National Public School data. The statistically…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12
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Roberts, Michael S.; Wilson, Janell D. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This article is a review of the literature related to the reading attitudes and the instructional methods of teaching reading. The article provides a synthesis of previous studies on the reading attitudes of elementary school students in the United States and also addresses a brief review of literature on historic and traditional methods of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes
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Cho, Kyung-Sook; Ahn, Kyoung-Ok; Krashen, Stephen – Reading Improvement, 2005
Narrow reading means reading in only one genre, one subject matter, or the work of one author. The case for narrow reading was first presented over twenty years ago (Krashen, 1981). Narrow reading, it was argued, has the advantage of providing the developing reader with a familiar context, that is, familiar background knowledge that helps make…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Ability
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Huber, Jennifer A. – Reading Improvement, 2004
Since the 1940s, teachers in upper grade classrooms have been asking students to "survey, question, read, recite, and review" chapters in their content area textbooks. Known as SQ3R, many teachers have long believed that this study strategy helps students make sense of unfamiliar informational text, or that it at least provides a structured…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Study Skills, Reading Comprehension
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