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Sargent, Stephan; Ferrell, Jim; Smith, Melinda; Scroggins, John – Reading Improvement, 2018
This study examined the outcome expectancy beliefs (beliefs in one's ability to impact students' reading development) of secondary teachers in their content area who were not trained in literacy pedagogy. Results of the study reveal that many in-service secondary teachers lag in reading outcome expectancy beliefs (RTOE).
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Beliefs
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Votypka, Jean – Reading Improvement, 2018
Primary students who struggle to read need incentive to redirect their mindset back onto the productive path of daily reading. Reading is daunting to the youngest readers who experience difficulties because the act of reading is difficult and tiresome. Effective reading engagement programs motivate these readers to read on a daily basis and…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties
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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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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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Flink, Patrick J. – Reading Improvement, 2017
Reading comprehension and fluency issues are the most significant challenges facing adult, developmental reading students in community colleges. While a great deal of focus has been on improving developmental reading instruction, there is a lack of attention, and research, on how to best improve students' actual reading. Self-selected reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Community Colleges
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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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Hastings, Kathryn – Reading Improvement, 2016
The benefits of engaging with age-appropriate reading materials in classroom settings are numerous. For example, students' comprehension is developed as they acquire new vocabulary and concepts. The Common Core requires all students have daily opportunities to engage with "complex text" regardless of students' decoding levels. However,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Learner Engagement, Common Core State Standards, Decoding (Reading)
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Bruster, Benita – Reading Improvement, 2015
Struggling readers often lack fluency and motivation and many exhibit dyslexic characteristics. Often these children sit undiagnosed in regular education classroom with interventions that are limited in scope and fail to have the motivational element which will encourage these struggling readers to actively engage in reading and writing. Students…
Descriptors: Poetry, Writing (Composition), Reading Fluency, Reading Improvement
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Morgan, Hani – Reading Improvement, 2015
Today an increasing number of teachers have successfully implemented blogging with students ranging from kindergarten through high school (Hungerford-Kresser, Wiggins, & Amaro-Jimenez, 2012). Although research on blogging is scant, existing studies suggest it can benefit students in various ways (Meinecke, Smith, & Lehmann-Willenbrock,…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Technology Integration
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Asici, Murat – Reading Improvement, 2015
Literacy concept has changed and become different as a result of researches carried out in the field of educational sciences, and social and technological developments in the world. Particularly after the 1990s, literacy concept included not a single fact, but multiple facts. The word literacy has started being used along with different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Concept Formation, Educational Development
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Morgan, Hani – Reading Improvement, 2014
Today's students live in a world that has been transformed by technology, and they are often referred to as "digital natives" because their exposure to digital resources begins at birth. The increased exposure to technology has changed the way students respond to instruction and has led to a new need for teachers to integrate…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen J.; Bluiett, Tarsha – Reading Improvement, 2014
A seamless practice in most classrooms today is one of reading assessment as the tool that informs instruction. When data is used effectively, teachers can provide essential early intervention instruction to prevent reading difficulties from occurring. In most cases, data retrieved from various classroom assessments provide authentic student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Data, Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Williams, Ebonee – Reading Improvement, 2014
For decades, minority students have been falling behind non-minority students, and schools have been striving to bridge this gap. It has, indeed, been challenging for middle and high schools, especially when striving to increase reading achievement: Since most middle and high school teachers are non-English teachers, they lack reading instruction…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Barriers, Success
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2013
There are selected philosophies of reading instruction which are relevant in providing for individual differences among learners. These need to be studied in-depth by reading teachers in order to best provide for each pupil in the classroom. Pupils differ from each other in reading achievement, interests, and purposes, and it is a challenge to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Philosophy, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, D. Reece – Reading Improvement, 2013
This article describes the development of a family literacy project that involves university preservice teachers creating literacy backpacks. The family literacy project was developed with two objectives: (1) to encourage parent/child participation in literacy activities; and (2) to give preservice teachers the opportunity to develop literacy…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience
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