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Fry, Jane; Carol, Klages; Venneman, Sandy – Reading Improvement, 2013
The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy of two written journal techniques used to encourage teacher candidates' inquiry-based reflection regarding course textbook content. Ninety-six participants were randomly assigned to one of the two experimental conditions, journaling with Questions, Quotes and Reflections (Double Q R) or…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Inquiry, Reflection, Preservice Teachers
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Mixan, Marisa – Reading Improvement, 2013
Vocabulary development is a crucial aspect of literacy. It is our duty as teachers to enrich the language of our students to better prepare them for a successful lifetime of communication. This paper offers several methods to enhance levels of speech in the classroom. Some of the techniques included are the use of repetitive reading, reading…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Literacy, Speech Improvement, Speech Skills
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Newton, Jodi; Winches, Betty – Reading Improvement, 2013
What do great teachers do differently? It is obvious that some teachers simply have better student achievement than others. Some teachers have stellar results year after year with all students. The age old question then becomes, how do these teachers have this level of success? This research started with an examination of teachers who had strong…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Effective Schools Research, Best Practices
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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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Gao, Yang – Reading Improvement, 2013
Reading teachers focus more on the instruction of reading content or strategies, but pay relatively less attention to the impact of writing on reading comprehension. Based on mediation theory, the author examined the effect of summary writing about reading texts on readers' comprehension. By reviewing relevant literatures on the topic of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mediation Theory, Writing Exercises, Reading Ability
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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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Batur, Zekerya – Reading Improvement, 2013
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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Warren-Kring, Bonnie Z.; Warren, Grace A. – Reading Improvement, 2013
The purpose of this research was to study the impact of an adolescent literacy education course on content area education students' attitudes toward implementing adolescent literacy strategies within their content lessons. Longitudinal data were gathered over five years and then analyzed. The researcher documented changes in the attitudes of the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Adolescent Literature
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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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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2013
"Listen with your heart. But, remember listening with your heart sometimes means you cannot sleep at night because you are worried about your students" (Education majors' e-mail reflection following 7th week of service-learning tutoring). "I honestly feel like I'm making a difference in these students' lives. The most difficult…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Tutoring
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Duran, Erol – Reading Improvement, 2013
This research is a case study which is a qualitative study model and named as example event as well. The purpose of this research is determining the effect of word repetitive reading method supported with neurological affecting model on fluent reading. In this study, False Analysis Inventory was used in order to determine the student's oral…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Case Studies, Repetition, Word Study Skills
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Pomerantz, Francesca; Pierce, Michelle – Reading Improvement, 2013
From 2005-2009, the state determined that the Williams School had made no progress in raising its poor performance on the state English language arts test. In the fall of 2009, the state awarded literacy partnership grants to provide professional development to low-performing schools, and the Williams School partnered with our institution of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Low Achievement, Reading Instruction, Literacy
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