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Lombardi, Daniel; Behrman, Edward H. – Reading Improvement, 2016
Balanced literacy has been proposed as a compromise or middle ground between philosophical approaches to reading instruction that stress teaching of word recognition and those that stress construction of meaning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the READ 180 balanced literacy supplementary instruction program on…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Word Recognition, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Williams, Ebonee – Reading Improvement, 2014
For decades, minority students have been falling behind non-minority students, and schools have been striving to bridge this gap. It has, indeed, been challenging for middle and high schools, especially when striving to increase reading achievement: Since most middle and high school teachers are non-English teachers, they lack reading instruction…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Barriers, Success
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Gilliam, Brenda K.; Dykes, Frank; Gerla, Jacqueline K.; Wright, Gary L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the link between speech and reading to oneself among struggling readers in secondary schools. The researchers examined the extent to which adolescent struggling readers used various vocal and subvocal behaviors, such as lip movement, mumbling, whispering, and oral reading during individual reading…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Wilson, Janell D.; Casey, Linda H. – Reading Improvement, 2007
In an age where multi-media, such as video games and computer generated games, are consuming the lives of young adults, students are reading fewer novels and engaging less in recreational reading activities. Because of the ever-changing diverse student population teachers are searching for ways to be competitive motivators. Today, teachers need to…
Descriptors: Video Games, Recreational Reading, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Antus, Robert Lawrence – Reading Improvement, 2006
In this article, the author discusses "The Et Tu Brute Complex." More specifically, this phenomenon occurs when a person, instead of supporting and befriending himself, orally condemns himself in front of other people and becomes his own worst enemy. This is a form of compulsive self-hatred. Most often, the victim of this complex is unaware of the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods, Behavior Patterns
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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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Davenport, Sandra V.; Arnold, Mitylene; Lassmann, Marie – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this study was to determine if cross-age peer tutoring of fifth graders with learning disabilities and kindergarten students would have an effect on reading attitudes and reading achievement. A tutoring program was designed to meet the literacy needs of fifth grade special education resource students as well as provide enriching…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Kindergarten, Reading Attitudes, Reading Achievement