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Arra, Christopher T.; Aaron, P. G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2001
Two studies compare phonology-based instructional strategies designed for improving spelling skills of elementary school children against instruction strategies that rely only on visual exposure of words. In both studies, posttests showed that children taught through psycholinguistic and phoneme awareness methods significantly outperformed the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Phonemes, Phonology
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Westera, Julia; Moore, Dennis W. – Psychology in the Schools, 1995
Presents an experimental evaluation of a trial implementation of reciprocal teaching procedures by high school teachers to address reading comprehension deficits. Forty-six students were exposed to 1 of 3 conditions: 12-16 reciprocal teaching sessions, 6-8 sessions, or no treatment. Significant gains were observed with students in the extended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Metacognition, Reading Achievement