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Amendum, Steven J.; Conradi, Kristin; Liebfreund, Meghan D. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the challenge level of text and early readers' reading comprehension. This relationship was also examined with consideration to students' word recognition accuracy and reading rate. Participants included 636 students, in Grades 1-3, in a southeastern state. Results suggest that…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Scores
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Nevo, Einat; Brande, Sigalit; Shaul, Shelley – Reading Psychology, 2016
It has been well established that poor reading skills in the first grades of primary school can lead to poor reading skills in all coming years. A reading acceleration program (RAP) known to improve reading skills in adults and children with and without reading difficulties (RD) was tested for its effect on children in second grade with standard…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Acceleration (Education), Reading Skills, Grade 2
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Samiei, Shahin; Bush, Andrew J.; Sell, Marie; Imig, Doug – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study evaluated participation in the "Imagination Library" early childhood literacy enrichment program and children's pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills at kindergarten entry in an urban school district. Previous studies have demonstrated that program participation is associated with greater early childhood reading practices.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Numeracy
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Schirmer, Barbara R.; Schaffer, Laura; Therrien, William J.; Schirmer, Todd N. – Reading Psychology, 2016
Two studies were conducted to determine if the Reread-Adapt and Answer-Comprehend (RAAC) repeated reading fluency intervention is effective in improving the reading achievement of deaf middle school and high school students. Participants included six middle school students and eight high school students. We found consistently good comprehension…
Descriptors: Deafness, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Lindeblad, Emma; Svensson, Idor; Gustafson, Stefan – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the self-image and psychological well-being in 67 children and adolescents age 10-16 years with severe reading difficulties and/or dyslexia. The participants were assessed with Beck Youth Inventory regarding symptoms of depression, anxiety, and negative self-image. The results showed that the participants do not depict…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Well Being, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Reading Difficulties
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Krach, S. Kathleen; McCreery, Michael P.; Loe, Scott A.; Jones, W. Paul – Reading Psychology, 2016
Previous research demonstrates specific relationships between personality traits and general academic performance. In addition, research studies have demonstrated relationships among personality and variables related to reading fluency (i.e. speed, accuracy, automaticity, and prosody). However, little investigation has examined specific links…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Reading Fluency
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Ozturk, Gulsah; Hill, Susan; Yates, Gregory – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study explored associations in the family context, conceptualized as comprising parent-child practices and parental expectations, and five-year-old children's attitudes toward literacy. A total of 94 children from four primary schools and their parents participated in the study. Each child completed an individually administered Literacy…
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Environment, Young Children, Student Attitudes
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Fives, Allyn – Reading Psychology, 2016
The current article examines what factors explained the success of a reading program delivered by older adult volunteers to at-risk early readers. The article also examines the direction of the relationship over time (both direct and mediated) between reading achievement, frequency of reading at home, and academic self-beliefs. Two hundred and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Early Reading
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Zheng, Guoguo; Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Rogers, Samantha M. – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study aimed to develop and validate a measure of emergent reading motivation designed for prekindergarten children, called the Emergent Reading Motivation Scale (ERMS). The development of the ERMS was to overcome the limitation that current existing reading motivation measures are not developmentally appropriate for young children. Fifty-six…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Children, English
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy; Zhang, Zhidong – Reading Psychology, 2016
Through random sampling, we surveyed 2,568 high school students throughout Texas to determine their reading attitudes vis-à-vis individual and school background variables. Sources were the Rhody reading attitude scale and public domain campus summary data; the lenses of attitude theory and social justice informed this study. Significant…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, High School Students, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Dickens, Rachel H.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of reading skill and reading modality (oral versus silent) on reading comprehension. A normative sample of sixth-grade students (N = 74) read texts aloud and silently and then answered questions about what they read. Skill in word reading fluency was assessed by the Test of Word Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Oral Reading, Silent Reading
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Dhanapala, Kusumi Vasantha; Hirakawa, Yukiko – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the extent of the motivational processes that facilitated the text comprehension among 406 Sri Lankan university students in Sri Lanka. Students' L2 text comprehension and reading motivation were assessed using a reading comprehension test and a reading motivation and attitude questionnaire. The Principal Componential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning
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Price, Katherine W.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Louwerse, Max M.; D'Mello, Sidney – Reading Psychology, 2016
Silent reading fluency has received limited attention in the school-based literatures across the past decade. We fill this gap by examining both oral and silent reading fluency and their relation to overall abilities in reading comprehension in fourth-grade students. Lower-level reading skills (word reading, rapid automatic naming) and vocabulary…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Scott, D. Beth; Dreher, Mariam Jean – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study examined the thinking processes students engage in while constructing graphic representations of textbook content. Twenty-eight students who either used graphic representations in a routine manner during social studies instruction or learned to construct graphic representations based on the rhetorical patterns used to organize textbook…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Protocol Analysis, Correlation, Textbook Content
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Hathaway, Jennifer I.; Martin, Christie Sullivan; Mraz, Maryann – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study surveyed 104 school-based elementary literacy coaches to explore their perceptions of their roles as coaches. These perceptions were then examined relative to the Standards for Reading Professionals-Revised 2010, developed by the International Reading Association. Overall, coaches reported the majority of the tasks they carried out as…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary Schools, Literacy Education, Academic Standards
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