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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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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties
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Simplicio, Joseph – Reading Improvement, 2015
Every day all across America teachers assign their students stories to read and summarize. Unfortunately, many of these students find this to be an exercise in futility. Lacking the skills to effectively analyze the material, these students often struggle to properly summarize what they have read because they have never mastered the correct…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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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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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
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Eddy, John Paul; Spaulding, Donald J. – Reading Improvement, 1996
Discusses an elementary school that models Charles Wittle's theory that public schools jointly managed by the public and private sector can offer an education superior to that of traditional public schools. Notes that the school uses an integrated multicultural curriculum, new reading stimulants, practical training, and use of computers and other…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Multicultural Education