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Batur, Zekerya – Reading Improvement, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate the perception levels of the messages of didactic fiction texts in fictive context and the student's perception levels of these messages. 80 students attending the grades of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th--20 from each grade--are randomly selected as participants. Under the supervision of specialists, six fictive…
Descriptors: Fiction, Text Structure, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to define the effect of the juvenile fiction on secondary school students' reading skills. In the study; 6th grade students', reading juvenile fiction, attitudes to reading, reading speed, comprehension ability of what is read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Fiction
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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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Hilsmer, Amanda Strong; Wehby, Joseph H.; Falk, Katherine B. – Reading Improvement, 2016
The research base on how to effectively intervene to improve the reading fluency of students with academic and behavioral disabilities at the middle school level does not provide a strong support for evidence- based practices with this age group. The purpose of this study was to extend the body of research on reading fluency interventions to…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Middle School Students, Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice
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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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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2014
An integrated science curriculum assists pupils to retain learnings better than to separate academic disciplines. Too frequently, science teachers teach each academic discipline as separate entities. However, there is much correlating of science with language, for example which might well be implemented in teaching and learning situations. Thus,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Language Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine if reading specialist candidates improve the reading proficiency of their students through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials. The candidates were certified teachers who provided individualized and small-group instruction to K-6 children while the candidates were…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Nelson, Kristin L.; Alexander, Melina; Williams, Natalie A.; Sudweeks, Richard R. – Reading Improvement, 2014
Students beyond the primary grades who struggle with reading lack basic word attack ability and are thus unable to read new words with accuracy. However, there has been little research that reveals the specific word attack errors students exhibit. In this study, 123 struggling adolescent readers receiving special education services were given the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Error Patterns, Reading Difficulties, Special Education
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Magpuri-Lavell, Theresa; Paige, David; Williams, Rosemary; Akins, Kristia; Cameron, Molly – Reading Improvement, 2014
The present study examined the impact of the Simultaneous Multisensory Institute for Language Arts (SMILA) approach on the reading proficiency of 39 students between the ages of 7-11 participating in a summer reading program. The summer reading clinic draws students from the surrounding community which is located in a large urban district in the…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Reading Fluency, Summer Programs, Reading Programs
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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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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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Swain, Kristine D.; Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M.; Conley, Perry – Reading Improvement, 2013
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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Burt, Jo Linn; Ortlieb, Evan T.; Cheek, Earl H., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2013
Despite efforts from the No Child Left Behind Act (2000) aimed at better educating minority children, the African American-Caucasian test score gap persists. The population of public school students is increasingly diverse; yet, 90% of public school teachers are Caucasian females (Graybill, 1997). Within this ethnographic dichotomy, what effect…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Grade 4, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2013
The main purpose of this study is to define the effect of the juvenile fiction on secondary school students' reading skills. In the study; 6th grade students', reading juvenile fiction, attitudes to reading, reading speed, comprehension ability of what's read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Junior High School Students, Reading Skills
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Nelson-Royes, Andrea M. – Reading Improvement, 2013
In this article the author suggests that tutoring has helped students to become more organized, self-assured, and proficient at identifying relationships between ideas. Successful tutoring requires: (1) at least one attentive adult who has the time to speak with students about academic matters, personal problems, and the importance of performing…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Tutors, Reading Improvement, Tutoring
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