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Robinson, LeAnne; Lambert, M. Chuck; Towner, John; Caros, Jennifer – Reading Improvement, 2016
Literacy instruction is once again at the forefront of school reform throughout North America. Numerous federal and state initiatives in the United States, such as Reading First and Response to Intervention, have either recommended or required that educators use research based curricular materials and instructional practices. This study is reports…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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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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Vostal, Brooks R.; Lee, David L. – Reading Improvement, 2015
Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) present deficits in literacy skills, in part because their disruptive behaviors interfere with task engagement. Antecedent manipulations, such as those based on behavioral momentum theory, can increase students' contact with reinforcement, leading to greater task engagement. This study…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Reinforcement
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Fruth, Jason D. – Reading Improvement, 2014
This quantitative study addresses the problem of reading and behavioral performance in elementary school by examining the impact of a universal preventive intervention on both the proximal and distal outcomes of students in the fourth grade at a mid-western elementary school. These proximal outcomes (disruptions per student per hour) were measured…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Joseph, Laurice M.; Watson, Mackenzie – Reading Improvement, 2014
Phrase drill, listening passage preview, and repeated reading are instructional methods that have been effective in improving reading accuracy and fluency. However, little research has examined these techniques' effects on prosody and retell. This study did so using a modified alternating treatments design. Four students who recently completed…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Intervention
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2013
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's read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Junior High School Students, Reading Skills
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LaCour, Misty M.; McDonald, Connie; Tissington, Laura D.; Thomason, Gina – Reading Improvement, 2013
This study sought to determine if, by providing parents with a workshop on the use of dialogic reading techniques during the storybook reading event in the home, Pre-Kindergarten children's attitude and interest in reading would improve. Parents completed a survey prior to the workshop and two months following completion of the workshop. Through…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Reading Improvement, Reading Attitudes
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Noltemeyer, Amity L.; Joseph, Laurice M.; Kunesh, Claire E. – Reading Improvement, 2013
This study examined the effects of a phonics supplemental small group instructional approach for improving kindergartners' word reading skills. Six kindergarten students from one primary school were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Each group participated in a phonics condition as well as a control condition. Data were examined using visual…
Descriptors: Phonics, Small Group Instruction, Kindergarten, Word Recognition
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Reglin, Gary; Cameron, Horace; Losike-Sedimo, Nonofo – Reading Improvement, 2012
This study determined the effectiveness of a parent support intervention to improve parental involvement and students' scores in reading. During the past 4 years (2006-2010), the students' seventh-grade reading scores at the study site on the state end-of-grade (EOG) reading test declined from 71.1% to 28.1%, which represented a decrease of 43.0%…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Tests, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Fazio, Xavier; Gunning, Thomas G. – Reading Improvement, 2012
This investigation compared readability formulae to publishers' identified reading levels in science-based elementary readers. Nine well-established readability indices were calculated and comparisons were made with the publishers' identified grade designations and between different genres of text. Results revealed considerable variance among the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Readability, Correlation, Comparative Analysis
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Long, Tiffani; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Reading Improvement, 2012
Literature on age of entry into formal education is inconsistent at best in determining if early or late entry impacts the educational experience in positive or negative ways. The purpose of the current study was to add to the literature by examining the relationship between age of entry into formal education and participation in the Accelerated…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Educational Experience, Context Effect, Elementary School Students
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Olson, Peter C. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study attempted to determine whether giving lower performing tutors preferential instruction over their higher performing tutees before they engage in peer tutoring sessions may help increase the reading achievement for these lower performing tutors. The preferential instruction consisted of giving adult-delivered instruction in a targeted…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency
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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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Boon, Richard T.; Fore, Cecil, III; Rasheed, Saleem – Reading Improvement, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine students' attitudes and perceptions toward the use of technology-based instruction (i.e., Inspiration 6.0 software) and a guided notes format as an instructional strategy in inclusive world history classrooms. Students' completed a six item 3 choice student satisfaction survey (agree, undecided, disagree)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Computer Software, World History
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Alawiye, Osman; Williams, Henry S. – Reading Improvement, 2005
The goal of Chapter I programs is to enable disadvantaged children to attain grade level success in school. This study attempts to determine the extent to which students in a predominantly African American school achieve grade level success as a result of their Chapter I reading supplementary participation. The reading gains of the Chapter I…
Descriptors: African American Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 4, Grade 8
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