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Toste, Jessica R.; Capin, Philip; Vaughn, Sharon – Elementary School Journal, 2017
This randomized controlled trial focused on 59 struggling readers in the third and fourth grades (30 female, 29 male) and examined the efficacy of an intervention aimed at increasing students' multisyllabic word reading (MWR). The study also explored the relative effects of an embedded motivational beliefs (MB) training component. Struggling…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
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Vaughn, Sharon; Mathes, Patricia; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Cirino, Paul; Carlson, Coleen; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Cardenas-Hagan, Elsa; Francis, David – Elementary School Journal, 2006
A first-grade reading and language development intervention for English language learners (Spanish/English) at risk for reading difficulties was examined. The intervention was conducted in the same language as students' core reading instruction (English). Two hundred sixteen first-grade students from 14 classrooms in 4 schools from 2 districts…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Vaughn, Sharon; Hickman-Davis, Peggy; Kouzekanani, Kamiar – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Examined effectiveness of an intervention involving English- as-a-second-language strategies and effective reading practices for at-risk second-grade English-language learners. Found that students made significant gains on word attack, passage comprehension, phoneme segmentation fluency, and oral reading fluency. Four-week follow-up scores…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Followup Studies, Grade 2
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Elbaum, Batya; Vaughn, Sharon – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Details meta-analysis of 64 intervention studies measuring the effect of school-based interventions for students with learning disabilities. Discusses findings that middle school students benefited most from interventions and that the type of interventions that were most effective differed by grade levels. (JPB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention
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Klingner, Janette Kettmann; Vaughn, Sharon; Schumm, Jeanne Shay – Elementary School Journal, 1998
Studied effectiveness of a cooperative-learning approach designed to foster strategic reading and social studies learning, in three heterogeneous, culturally and linguistically diverse, fourth-grade classrooms. Found that the experimental-group students made greater gains than control-group students in reading comprehension, and equal gains in…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Diversity (Student), Grade 4, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Vaughn, Sharon; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1993
Reports two studies of students' perceptions of hypothetical teachers' adaptations to individual needs. Found that the Students' Perception of Teachers (SPT) Scale was appropriate for use with elementary students, but procedures for administration should be altered for elementary students. Also found that high-achieving students preferred teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Item Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Klingner, Janette Kettmann; Vaughn, Sharon – Elementary School Journal, 1996
Investigated the efficacy of two related reciprocal teaching interventions--with cooperative grouping or with cross-age tutoring--on the reading comprehension of learning disabled English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students. Found no significant difference between the two groups: both made comprehension gains and continued to improved when…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students