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Rasinski, Timothy; Samuels, S. Jay; Hiebert, Elfrieda; Petscher, Yaacov; Feller, Karen – Reading Psychology, 2011
Reading fluency has been identified as a key component in effective literacy instruction (National Reading Panel, 2000). Instruction in reading fluency has been shown to lead to improvements in reading achievement. Reading fluency instruction is most commonly associated with guided repeated oral reading instruction. In the present retrospective…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency
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Bentum, Kwesi E.; Aaron, P. G. – Reading Psychology, 2003
Examines the long-term effects of instruction on the reading achievement of children diagnosed as having learning disability and were taught in resource rooms. Studies the consequences of such instruction on the cognitive level of children identified as having reading disability. Finds that resource room placement and instruction have deleterious…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intelligence Quotient, Learning Disabilities
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Popplewell, Scott R.; Doty, Deborah E. – Reading Psychology, 2001
Investigates the effects on reading comprehension of students attending an elementary school where the Four-Blocks framework is utilized (School A) and students attending an elementary school where a basal reader approach is utilized (School B). Compares the ability of four classes of second-grade students to give an oral retelling and answer…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Grade 2