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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2010
Data based instruction has received much attention in educational literature. It relates well to measurement driven teaching and learning. Data may come from several sources including mandated tests, district wide testing, formative and summative evaluations, as well as teacher written tests. Objective information is intended for use in data based…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Data, Theory Practice Relationship
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Boody, Robert M. – Reading Improvement, 2010
For decades there has been a divide between educational research and practice. Sometimes the blame is placed on teachers for not following research-based strategies or not being trained well enough to read the literature. Just as frequently the blame is placed on researchers for not (a) studying topics important to teachers, (b) writing them so…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Qualitative Research, Research Utilization, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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Wright, Gary; Sherman, Ross B. – Reading Improvement, 2006
For the past one hundred years, the American public has been entertained by the daily and the Sunday newspaper comic strips. The comics are now recognized as a legitimate and unique pop art form that chronicles the American culture. Research concerning reading interests and preferences provide evidence that the comics have a particular attraction…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Readability, Reading Interests, Student Motivation
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Geary, Patricia – Reading Improvement, 2006
Experts agree that reading is the most important skill children must acquire. However, as the popular press often chides, there are millions of U.S. students who struggle to read and comprehend adequately. As a result, these students risk both school and workplace failure. Research confirms that good readers actively comprehend and simultaneously…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
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Celenk, Suleyman – Reading Improvement, 2003
Considers how reading and writing experiences gained during the preschool period have enormous effect on children's first learning to read and write. Initiates a cross-cultural dimension to the subject matter from an empirical paradigm. Provides some evidence that emergent literacy is extensible to experiences regardless of linguistic forms. (SG)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Activities, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Payne, Carol Canady – Reading Improvement, 2002
Notes how research emphasizes the importance of tailoring instruction to the needs of the individual child. Examines tutoring interactions with Ricky, a friendly, vivacious first-grade boy who started the school year significantly behind peers in reading and writing. Explores what instruction can be provided to meet Ricky's individual learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 1, Individualized Instruction, Primary Education
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Krashen, Stephen – Reading Improvement, 2002
Reflects that the term "whole language" involves instilling a love of literature, problem-solving and critical thinking, collaboration, authenticity, personalized learning, and much more. Examines some recent research dealing with two fundamental points of contention between the two sides of the phonics and whole language debate. Finds evidence…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Phonics
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Bintz, William P.; Sweazy, Ruth Ann – Reading Improvement, 2002
Describes an examination of a reading invitation (social learning experiences designed to help students think deeply and broadly about books they have read) that occurred in a multi-age and mixed-ability primary classroom at a rural public school. Analyzes this invitation from a reflective practitioner's point of view. Discusses implications of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Instructional Innovation, Primary Education, Reading Instruction
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Yoon, Jun-Chae – Reading Improvement, 2002
Investigates the overall effect of Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) on attitude toward reading and identifies the moderator variables of SSR on it. Suggests that providing a fixed period of time for students to read materials of their own choosing either for pleasure or for information facilitates their attitude toward reading. Supports the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis, Reading Attitudes
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McDaniel, Cynthia – Reading Improvement, 2002
Focuses on one elementary school/university partnership as a successful example of an America Reads partnership for a variety of reasons. Notes that this partnership exemplified much more than an "business as usual" attitude. Explores the types of "best practices" occurring on a daily basis, especially as they related to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Cuddeback, Meghan J.; Ceprano, Maria A. – Reading Improvement, 2002
Determines if Accelerated Reader (AR) is beneficial to the reading development of young emergent readers' comprehension. Considers if AR will improve young struggling readers' comprehension skills and attitudes to improve so that they can more easily become true independent readers. Concludes that AR did contribute to children's reading…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Primary Education
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Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane; Flood, James – Reading Improvement, 2001
Examines the effects of students' access to print via a community library. Compares knowledge of authors, words, books, and magazines between the students who accessed the community library and students who used the school library. Indicates that the students who visited community libraries outperformed students who did not. (SG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Library Materials, Library Research
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Palardy, J. Michael – Reading Improvement, 1998
Finds first-grade boys whose teachers believed that boys are as successful as girls in beginning literacy scored approximately the same as girls on the Stanford Achievement Test, while first-grade boys whose teachers believed that boys are less successful than girls scored considerably lower than girls. Discusses how teachers' expectations or…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Research
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Diaz-Rubin, C. – Reading Improvement, 1996
Investigates the reading genre preferences of 254 male and female high school students in Pennsylvania. Draws comparisons with similar research done 10 years earlier. Finds a substantial change in reading interests. Notes the top 10 areas of interest are adventure, horror, mysteries, humor, murder, love, fantasy, crime, sports, and movies. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, High Schools, Independent Reading
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