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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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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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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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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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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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Ness, Molly – Reading Improvement, 2017
As they are naturally curious about the world around them, young children ask lots and lots of questions. In classrooms today, however, there seems to be little space for these student-generated questions as teachers are more likely to pose the questions. Research indicates that question generation is an effective strategy to motivate young…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Student Developed Materials, Thinking Skills, Common Core State Standards
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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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Keyes, Starr E.; Jacobs, Janet; Bornhorst, RaNae; Gibson, Lenwood, Jr.; Vostal, Brooks R. – Reading Improvement, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a supplemental repeated reading intervention delivered through a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program on the oral reading fluency (ORF) and generalization of second-grade students who were at risk for reading failure. Four African American students and one multiracial student in…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Generalization, Urban Schools
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2017
Tutoring has always been a salient part of education and schooling. When attending elementary school, 1934-1942, selected pupils were tutored after school, free, with no extra salary for teachers. It was then considered customary, evidently, for teachers to tutor those needing extra assistance.
Descriptors: Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Educational History, Reading Instruction
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Wilson, D. Reece – Reading Improvement, 2017
Programs that promote family literacy, as defined by Hannon (2003), are "programs to teach literacy that acknowledge and make use of learners' family relationships and engagement in family literacy practices." Why are such programs important for young learners? According to Livingston and Wirt (2003), children who have homes with books,…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Disadvantaged Schools
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Hill, K. Dara – Reading Improvement, 2017
The current climate of reading instruction calls for fluency strategies that stress automaticity, accuracy, and prosody, within the scope of prescribed reading programs that compromise teacher autonomy, with texts that are often irrelevant to the students' experiences. Consequently, accuracy and speed are developed, but deep comprehension is…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Reading Strategies, Beginning Reading
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Swain, Kristine D.; Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M.; Conley, Perry – Reading Improvement, 2017
This case study examined the effectiveness of three fluency interventions (i.e., repeated reading, audio listening passage preview and teacher modeled listening passage preview) with a fifth grade student struggling with fluency skills. When compared to baseline, each intervention increased oral reading fluency by the end of the 7 weeks of…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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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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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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