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Baye, Ariane; Inns, Amanda; Lake, Cynthia; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Recent initiatives in the United States and United Kingdom have added greatly to the amount and quality of research on the effectiveness of secondary reading programs, especially programs for struggling readers. In this review of the experimental research on secondary reading programs, the authors focused on 69 studies that used random assignment…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Small Group Instruction
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Wright, Tanya S.; Cervetti, Gina N. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
Although numerous studies have identified a correlational relationship between vocabulary and comprehension, we know less about vocabulary interventions that impact reading comprehension. Therefore, this study is a systematic review of vocabulary interventions with comprehension outcomes. Analyses of 36 studies that met criteria are organized…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Intervention
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Pyle, Nicole; Vasquez, Ariana C.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Gillam, Sandra L.; Reutzel, D. Ray; Olszewski, Abbie; Segura, Hugo; Hartzheim, Daphne; Laing, Woodrow; Pyle, Daniel – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
This meta-analysis synthesizes results from expository text structure interventions designed to increase comprehension for students in kindergarten to grade 12 published between 1970 and 2013. Twenty-one studies were identified, 19 of which met criteria for a meta-analysis, including 48 studywise effect sizes that were meta-analyzed to determine…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Text Structure, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Reutzel, D. Ray; Mohr, Kathleen A. J. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2015
This issue of "Reading Research Quarterly" ("RRQ") marks the journal's golden (50th) anniversary and 200th published issue. Given this historic milestone, an understanding of the journal's content and impact might inform its readership about the field of literacy broadly and the contribution of "RRQ" in…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Literacy, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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Al Ghanem, Reem; Kearns, Devin M. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2015
Current Arabic reading instruction places strong emphasis on orthographic skills and little emphasis on phonological and morphological skills. Yet, the role of each skill in reading development in Arabic is not well understood. The purpose of this literature review was to examine the degree to which children learning to read in Arabic use…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Semitic Languages, Morphology (Languages), Phonological Awareness
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Rogers, Rebecca; Schaenen, Inda – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
This article is a critical, integrative literature review of scholarship in literacy studies from 2004 to 2012 that draws on critical discourse analysis (CDA). We discuss key issues, trends, and criticisms in the field. Our methodology was carried out in three stages. First, we searched educational databases to locate literacy-focused CDA…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Literature Reviews, Trend Analysis, Literacy
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Juzwik, Mary M. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
Practices of Biblical reading and interpretation are central to the literacy lives of those who call themselves evangelical Christians. More than one third of the U.S. population identifies as evangelical Christians, making evangelical Biblicism a pervasive and influential--if under-the-radar--literacy practice in U.S. life. Scholars of American…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, Persuasive Discourse, Sociocultural Patterns
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This review examines the effectiveness of educational technology applications in improving the reading achievement of struggling readers in elementary schools. The review applies consistent inclusion standards to focus on studies that met high methodological standards. A total of 20 studies based on about 7,000 students in grades 1-6 were included…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students
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Reyes, Iliana – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
The dual purposes of this review are, first, to synthesize the extant research on biliteracy, focusing particularly on children and youths and, second, to clarify key terms and phenomena in this developing field. The review is organized into three areas of research: (1) individual biliteracy development, (2) biliteracy in family and community…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Synthesis, Multiple Literacies, Literature Reviews
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Lam, Wan Shun Eva; Warriner, Doris S. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
This review of research offers a synthesis and analysis of research studies that address issues of language and literacy practices and learning in transnational contexts of migration. We consider how theoretical concepts from transnational migration studies, including particular Boudieusian-inspired concepts such as transnational social field,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Ideology, Migration, Language Role
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Hruby, George G.; Goswami, Usha – Reading Research Quarterly, 2011
In this review, we lay the groundwork for an interdisciplinary conversation between literacy education research and relevant neuroscience research. We review recent neuroscience research on correlates of proposed cognitive subprocesses in text decoding and reading comprehension and analyze some of the methodological and conceptual challenges of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Reading, Neurological Organization, Neuropsychology
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Kirby, John R.; Georgiou, George K.; Martinussen, Rhonda; Parrila, Rauno – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
Current theoretical interpretations of naming speed and the research literature on its relation to reading are reviewed in this article. The authors examine naming speed's effects across languages and the shape of its relationship to reading. Also considered is the double-deficit hypothesis, by which students with both slow naming speed and low…
Descriptors: Identification, Reading Research, Phonological Awareness, At Risk Students
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Risko, Victoria J.; Roller, Cathy M.; Cummins, Carrice; Bean, Rita M.; Block, Cathy Collins; Anders, Patricia L.; Flood, James – Reading Research Quarterly, 2008
The authors provide a review and critique of 82 empirical investigations conducted in the United States on teacher preparation for reading instruction. These studies were chosen from a pool of 298 based on the authors' coding of research quality indicators. Applying an inductive paradigmatic analysis of the 82 studies, this review suggests that in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Criticism, Reading Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Vanderstaay, Steven L. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2006
This article reviews longitudinal research within criminology and the health sciences on the relationship between reading and criminal, delinquent, or antisocial behavior. Longitudinal research in criminology, medicine, and psychology examines the role of reading within a broad set of interactive processes, connecting literacy to public health via…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Criminology, Antisocial Behavior, Public Health
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McCarthey, Sarah J.; Moje, Elizabeth Birr – Reading Research Quarterly, 2002
Presents a "conversation" between the authors that discusses various theories of identity, the relationship between identity and literacy, and how identities and literacies are constructed and practiced within relationships of race, gender, class, and space. Addresses findings of recent studies and the authors' thoughts about what these…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Gender Issues, Literacy
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