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Haines, Marci Lynn; Husk, Kristi L.; Baca, Louise; Wilcox, Brad; Morrison, Timothy G. – Reading Psychology, 2018
Some claim that good and poor readers continue their trajectories despite intervention. This quasi-experimental study examined whether the READ 180 program helps general education, below-grade-level, Title I pre-adolescent readers improve. Participants included 82 students, grades 4-8, in public Title I elementary and middle schools. Results…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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Waldron, Chad H. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study examined the free book giving program of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and its influence upon storybook reading and early literacy within one county-wide setting in the United States. Family literacy and early literacy experiences are known to be critical to young children's literacy development. The study found that children who…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Family Literacy
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Alireza, Askari; Karimnia, Amin – Reading Psychology, 2018
Concentrating on second language reading motivation as an important construct with different constituents, this study sought to investigate the factors that majorly motivated medical students to read in English, and to find the orientation of the students in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. The data were collected from a sample of 131…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Second Language Learning, Reading Motivation
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Thomas, Matt; Yao, Yuankun; Wright, Katherine Landau; Kreiner, David – Reading Psychology, 2018
There is a need to promote growth past basic reading proficiency toward the more substantial idea of reading maturity. The reading maturity construct has a history of being valued, at least in principle. However, it is a complex construct, and this makes its measurement challenging. The present research study addressed aspects of this challenge by…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Test Validity, Psychometrics, Reading Interests
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Perney, Jan; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth – Reading Psychology, 2018
Grounded in the simple view of reading, this study tracked the development of print-processing skill in high-, average-, and low-achieving readers at six time points across grades 1-3. Results showed large between-group differences in sight vocabulary, oral reading accuracy, and oral reading rate that remained stable from beginning of first grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Dexter, Casey A.; Johnson, Alex; Bowman, Margo; Barnett, Douglas – Reading Psychology, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated mixed findings pertaining to the risk conferred by variation from Mainstream American English (MAE) for African American children in our education system. Based on the research on language, behavior, and reading, the present study sought to examine the relative and combined contributions of culturally appropriate…
Descriptors: African American Students, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Young, Chase; Ortlieb, Evan – Reading Psychology, 2018
This article describes how secondary teachers might implement readers theater in their classrooms. In addition to reading fluency, this five-day format also explicitly targets reading comprehension and vocabulary. Each day of the week requires students to engage in various activities aimed to develop diverse components of reading as well as…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Reading Psychology, 2018
The effectiveness of a literacy intervention program based on a joint interactive reading of informational science texts in increasing children's science vocabulary, language and literacy skills, delivered by the kindergarten teacher, was examined in 34 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Language Skills, Scientific and Technical Information
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Smith, Hiawatha D.; Miller, Samuel D. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study evaluated the reading and motivational profiles of 187, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who failed their state-mandated reading assessment. Students completed reading assessments and the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire. Overall, student performances were below grade-level expectations, with the greatest discrepancy occurring between…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Seipel, Ben; Carlson, Sarah E.; Clinton, Virginia E. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine moment-by-moment fluctuations in text comprehension processing and determine how and when poor and good comprehenders differ. To do so, we reanalyzed a dataset of think-aloud protocols from 138 intermediate elementary students. Both good and poor comprehenders used a variety of processing strategies when…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Text Structure, Reading Comprehension, Reader Text Relationship
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Jefferson, Ruth E.; Grant, Christina E.; Sander, Janay B. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined differences in student reading outcomes. Participants were third grade non-struggling readers. Intervention classrooms included core curriculum instruction plus evidence-based reading comprehension instruction and differentiated repeated readings. Comparison classrooms provided core curriculum instruction…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, High Stakes Tests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Chiu, Ming Ming – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study explores how child and text clues were related to 31 kindergarteners' word-meaning derivation outcomes for 372 words presented in books read aloud to children. Data were analyzed using a multilevel, cross-classification, ordered logit model. Children showed no word-meaning derivation 40% of the time, indicating a need for instruction.…
Descriptors: Semantics, Young Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Kindergarten
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Pratt, Sharon M.; Martin, Anita M. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This pilot study explored two methods of eliciting beginning readers' verbalizations of their thinking when self-monitoring oral reading: video-stimulated recall and concurrent questioning. First and second graders (N = 11) were asked to explain their thinking about repetitions, attempts to self-correct, and successful self-corrects, in order to…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Video Technology, Stimuli, Questioning Techniques
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Khateb, Asaid – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study examined the orthographic transparency of Arabic by investigating the contribution of phonological awareness (PA), vocabulary, and Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) to reading vowelized and unvowelized words. The results from first and second grade children showed that PA contribution was similar in the vowelized and unvowelized…
Descriptors: Vowels, Semitic Languages, Vocabulary Development, Phonological Awareness
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Orkin, Melissa; May, Sidney; Wolf, Maryanne – Reading Psychology, 2017
This research investigated the influence of parental practices on helpless behaviors of struggling readers during homework tasks. Parents (N = 36) of elementary students reported on their children's helpless behaviors, such as task avoidance and negative affect, during homework assignments, and on the nature and frequency of their support.…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Child Relationship, Child Behavior, Language Skills
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