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Ivey, Gay; Johnston, Peter H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study examines students' perceptions of the outcomes and processes of engaged reading in classrooms prioritizing engagement through self-selected, self-paced reading of compelling young adult literature. The primary data were 71 end-of-year student interviews, supported by end-of-year teacher interviews, biweekly observational data,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adolescent Literature, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Roberts, Greg; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack; Stuebing, Karla; Barth, Amy – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study addressed the effects of multiyear, response-based, tiered intervention for struggling readers in grades 6-8. A sample of 768 sixth-grade students with reading difficulties was randomized to a response-based, tiered-intervention condition or "business as usual," and initial treatment status was maintained over the three-year…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Levin, Iris; Aram, Dorit – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
The present study compared the effects of different mediation routines provided to kindergartners from families of low socioeconomic status on the students' invented spelling attempts and on their gains obtained on spelling and other early literacy skills (letter naming, sounds of letters, word segmentation, and word decoding). The effects of the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Invented Spelling, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Kelcey, Ben; Carlisle, Joanne F. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this study is to contribute to efforts to improve methods for gathering and analyzing data from classroom observations in early literacy. The methodological approach addresses current problems of reliability and validity of classroom observations by taking into account differences in teachers' uses of instructional actions (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Emergent Literacy, Reliability
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Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Niemi, Pekka; Poskiparta, Elisa; Ahonen, Timo; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study examined the role of reading disability (RD) risk and environmental protective factors in reading fluency in grade 4. The sample consisted of 538 Finnish-speaking students. Kindergarten measures included the students' risk for RD based on poor achievement in phonological awareness and letter knowledge as well as information on the three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, At Risk Students
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Jian, Yu-Cin; Chen, Ming-Lei; Ko, Hwa-wei – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study investigated context effects of online processing of Chinese academic words during text reading. Undergraduate participants were asked to read Chinese texts that were familiar or unfamiliar (containing physics terminology) to them. Physics texts were selected first, and then we replaced the physics terminology with familiar words; other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Chinese, Reading
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Barnes, Adrienne E.; Connor, Carol M.; Steadman, Sharilyn C. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study employed quantitative and qualitative research approaches to investigate what constitutes success in adult basic education (ABE) programs from the perspectives of multiple educational stakeholders: the state funding agency, the teachers, and the students. Success was defined in multiple ways. In the quantitative section of the study, we…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Success, Statistical Analysis, Stakeholders
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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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Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Roberts, Greg; Wanzek, Jeanne; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J.; Solis, Michael; Simmons, Deborah – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a content acquisition and reading comprehension treatment implemented by eighth-grade social studies teachers. Using a within-teacher design, the eighth-grade teachers' social studies classes were randomly assigned to treatment or comparison conditions. Teachers (n = 5) taught the same instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Bouton, Bobette; Barquero, Laura A.; Cho, Eunsoo – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This randomized control trial examined the efficacy of a multitiered supplemental tutoring program within a first-grade responsiveness-to-intervention prevention model. Struggling first-grade readers (n = 649) were screened and progress monitored at the start of the school year. Those identified as unresponsive to general education Tier 1 (n =…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Prevention, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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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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Mesmer, Heidi Anne; Cunningham, James W.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
In this conceptual essay, we offer rationales and evidence for critical components of a working model of text complexity for the early grades. In the first three sections of the article, we examine word-level, syntax-level, and discourse-level features of text, posing questions for future research. In the fourth section, we address elements of…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Reader Text Relationship, Difficulty Level, Familiarity
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Lepola, Janne; Lynch, Julie; Laakkonen, Eero; Silven, Maarit; Niemi, Pekka – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
In this two-year longitudinal study, we sought to examine the developmental relationships among early narrative listening comprehension and language skills (i.e., vocabulary knowledge, sentence memory, and phonological awareness) and the roles of these factors in predicting narrative listening comprehension at the age of 6 years. We also sought to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Listening Comprehension, Longitudinal Studies, Vocabulary
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Shannon, Patrick – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
This essay reviews six competing positions on U.S. school reform: a speech from Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Diane Ravitch's "The Death and Life of the Great American School System"; Frederick Hess's "The Same Thing Over and Over"; Charles Payne's "So Much Reform, So Little Change"; Anthony Byrk and others' "Organizing School for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Sociology, Position Papers
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Hannon, Brenda – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
Although a considerable amount of evidence has been amassed regarding the contributions of lower-level word processes, higher-level processes, and working memory to reading comprehension, little is known about the relationships among these sources of individual differences or their relative contributions to reading comprehension performance. This…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension, Structural Equation Models, Short Term Memory
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