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Nguyen, Kate; Stanley, Nile; Stanley, Laurel; Rank, Astrid; Wang, Yonghui – Reading Psychology, 2016
The study compared the perceptions of adults from four countries about storytelling. Americans (N = 153), Germans (N = 163), Chinese (N = 324), and Vietnamese (N = 356) completed a survey. Americans' scores on measures of storytelling experiences were the highest overall. Americans and Germans reported having significantly more childhood…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Story Telling, Scores, Culturally Relevant Education
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Chapman, James W.; Tunmer, William E. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The recently reported i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery (May et al., 2015) found an effect size of +0.69 in favor of Reading Recovery compared to the control group. We discuss four issues: (a) many of the lowest achieving students were excluded from participation in Reading Recovery; (b) the control group received a range of different experiences;…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Program Effectiveness
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Almasi, Janice F.; Carter, Janis C.; Rintamaa, Margaret – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study investigated teachers' efficacy and implementation in the context of a supplemental intervention for struggling adolescent readers. It examined teachers' efficacy at the start of their intervention training and investigated relationships among teachers' efficacy, implementation, and students' reading progress. The efficacy and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy, Adolescents, Grade 6
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Ortlieb, Evan; Pearce, Daniel L. – Reading Psychology, 2013
A literacy clinic is an ideal setting where research and exploration often lead to breakthroughs in reading remediation; that information can then be transferred to classroom instruction (Morris, 2003). Although it is clear that literacy clinics should be structured around what works for their student populations, there remains ambiguity…
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Reading Centers, Literacy Education, Reading Skills
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Vieira, Edward T., Jr.; Grantham, Susan – Reading Psychology, 2011
This study examined how global locus of control influences children's reading engagement or reading involvement and interest in stories. It is based on locus of control, interest, and dual information processing theories. One hundred and seventy students from schools in the northeastern United States, ages 9 to 12, participated. They completed a…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Elementary School Students, Predictor Variables, Reading Interests
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Blachowicz, Camille L. Z.; Bates, Ann; Berne, Jennifer; Bridgman, Teresa; Chaney, Jeanne; Perney, Jan – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examined the ways in which 18 first-grade teachers and their students in 11 high-risk urban schools began to use literacy-focused technology. The goal of the study was to observe the technology in use by the students, to observe the classroom dynamics and teachers' instructional choices centered around technology use, to look at student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, At Risk Students, Writing Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Butler, Yuko Goto; Hakuta, Kenji – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study investigates the relationship between oral proficiency and reading proficiency in English-learning children (L2 students) and native English-speaking children (NE students). A set of oral activities measuring students' academic oral skills in science classes was developed and administered to 61 fourth graders. Both the meaning-related…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Littlefield, Lauren M.; Klein, Evelyn R. – Reading Psychology, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate verbal working memory processing both before and after providing semantically elaborated training sentences designed to enhance memory for symbol-word (visual-verbal) pairs. Abilities of 20 children diagnosed with Reading Disorder (RD) and 20 age-matched peers who were normally achieving in reading (NA)…
Descriptors: Semantics, Memory, Reading Difficulties, Word Recognition
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Mazzoni, Susan Anders; Gambrell, Linda B.; Korkeamaki, Riita-Liisa – Reading Psychology, 1999
Examines changes in first- and second-graders' reading motivation across the course of a school year in the United States and Finland. Explores possible developmental patterns in early reading motivation that operate universally across cultural contexts. Finds that in both countries first-graders' reading motivation increased significantly across…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Grade 1