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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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Coulter, Gail; Lambert, Michael C. – Reading Improvement, 2015
The effects of preteaching key words on fluency in connected text were examined with three third-grade general education participants. Researchers used a multiple base-line design (i.e., Baseline and Wordlist Intervention) and found that preteaching increased fluency in connected text written above the participant's instructional level of reading…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Grade 3, Content Area Writing, Teaching Methods
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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2014
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Curriculum
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Malouf, Rachel C.; Reisener, Carmen D.; Gadke, Daniel L.; Wimbish, Sarah W.; Frankel, Aimee C. – Reading Improvement, 2014
This study examines the effectiveness of Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) One-on-One Program on increasing the reading fluency of two children identified as having reading difficulties. Reading fluency is characterized by quickness and accuracy of reading. Additionally, fluency is the second stage of the learning hierarch,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties, Severe Disabilities
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Schmitz, Stephanie L.; Loy, Sedona – Reading Improvement, 2014
As the ability to read proficiently is essential for success both in and out of the school setting, literacy has become an area of particular focus in today's classrooms. While recent assessments indicate that students are making progress in the area of reading (e.g., National Assessment of Educational Progress [NAEP], 2011), there continues to be…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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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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Scheffel, Debora; Lefly, Dianne; Houser, Janet – Reading Improvement, 2012
The study addresses the extent to which subtests on the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Reading Assessment (DIBELS; Good & Kaminski, 2002) predict student success on a measure of reading comprehension and if prediction is consistent for native and second English Language Learners. 2,649 elementary students were assessed on a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Emergent Literacy
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Hovland, Michelle R.; Gapp, Susan C.; Theis, Becky L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this observation case study was to understand pre-school and kindergarten teachers' perceptions of what "distinguishing the characteristics of print" means and to identify strategies pre-school and kindergarten teachers employ to assist young children in learning to distinguish the characteristics. This study used…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Young Children, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2010
Studies indicate thoughtfully planned chants integrated with shared book reading help young children remember concepts and vocabulary they hear in literature, capture children's imagination, develop their rhyming acuity, and background knowledge, and increase their sense of story structure, understanding of story sequence, phonological awareness,…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Phonological Awareness, Young Children, Memory
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Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Bob; Kavel, Rebecca L.; Dugan, Katherine Keller – Reading Improvement, 2010
Fluent oral reading is essential for success in elementary school. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of enhanced reading fluency instruction for struggling readers. In a response-to-intervention context, the effort represented a primary intervention available to all students but provided only to those judged likely to need…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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Moore, Jenifer; Yin, Lishu; Weaver, Tandi; Lydell, Peggie; Logan, Suzette – Reading Improvement, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine preschool caregivers' perceptions of the effect of gender on literacy skills. The five caregivers selected for the study were all female and full-time employees of the preschool. Case studies (including interviews, observations, and documentation) of each of the caregivers were conducted to examine their…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Caregivers, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children
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Flanigan, Kevin – Reading Improvement, 2006
This article focuses on a concept that has rarely been studied in beginning reading research--a child's concept of word in text. Recent examinations of this phenomenon suggest that a child's ability to match spoken words to written words while reading--a concept of word in text--plays a pivotal role in early reading development. In this article,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Reading, Teacher Role, Emergent Literacy
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Dunn, Rita; Honigsfeld, Andrea – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purposes of this article are to discuss several approaches to reading instruction and to explore how students' learning-style preferences impact upon their achievement. The authors recommend learning-styles specific interventions to guide all students in their journey to literacy. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Cognitive Style, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Young Children
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Massengill, Donita; Sundberg, Mary Lou – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present an integrated alphabetic approach that "simultaneously" teaches letter sounds and formations. We share with you the research that supports this integrated approach and present the procedures to implement this approach. Further, we document the effect of using this new integrated alphabet approach on the…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Grade 1, Summer Schools, Alphabets
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