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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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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2018
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: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education, Preschool Curriculum
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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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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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Bradley, Maria – Reading Improvement, 2016
Have you ever felt like there are days where you are not sure if anything you taught went into any of your student's heads? With the amount of research that is being done across the world on reading, it is time to analyze what strategies would benefit my students the most and help them grow as readers. Reading is a key foundational skill not only…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Lin, Show Mei; Griffith, Priscilla – Reading Improvement, 2014
This article reviews the literature on computer-supported collaborative learning in second language and foreign language writing. While research has been conducted on the effects of online technology in first language reading and writing, this article explores how online technology affects second and foreign language writing. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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McCown, Margaret Averill; Thomason, Gina B. – Reading Improvement, 2014
With the increased emphasis on informational text with Common Core State Standards and the difficulty many students have with this type of text, this study examined the effects of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) on informational text comprehension and metacognitive awareness of fifth grade students. Participating students included a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Garner, Angie M.; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Reading Improvement, 2013
Previous research regarding technology integration in education has indicated that when technology is integrated into the classroom with fidelity it can enhance educational experiences. Research has also indicated, however that despite the growing presence of technology in classrooms, it is not being effectively utilized. The present study…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty
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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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Uchiyama, Takumi – Reading Improvement, 2011
Concern has been expressed about teaching English to the fifth- and the sixth graders in the public schools of Japan. There appears to be an insufficiency of materials as well as anxiety among teachers who must instruct these grades. Story telling may be an important step for developing English competence. The current study replicated the work of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Barnyak, Natalie Conrad; Paquette, Kelli R. – Reading Improvement, 2010
In today's diverse elementary classrooms, teacher educators must model for preservice teachers how to implement exemplary literacy practices. It is sometimes necessary to dispel misconceptions regarding these instructional practices. Often, instructional strategies learned in the undergraduate classroom are disregarded by preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Misconceptions, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Therrien, William J.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2007
Research indicates that repeated reading improves students' reading fluency. Although found to be effective, the underlying reading processes impacted by the intervention remains unclear. Two theoretical rationales, automatic word processing and the contextual linguistic effect, explaining repeated reading's effectiveness have been advanced in the…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Fluency, Word Recognition, Reading Processes
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Donalson, Kathleen; Halsey, Pamela – Reading Improvement, 2007
This research explores struggling adolescent readers' perceptions about reading. The eight students featured in this study were enrolled in a mandatory Title I remedial reading class. The purpose of the Title I intervention class was to prepare these middle school eighth graders to successfully pass the state's criterion referenced test. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Remedial Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Ability
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