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Hastings, Kathryn – Reading Improvement, 2016
The benefits of engaging with age-appropriate reading materials in classroom settings are numerous. For example, students' comprehension is developed as they acquire new vocabulary and concepts. The Common Core requires all students have daily opportunities to engage with "complex text" regardless of students' decoding levels. However,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Learner Engagement, Common Core State Standards, Decoding (Reading)
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Olson, Peter C. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study attempted to determine whether giving lower performing tutors preferential instruction over their higher performing tutees before they engage in peer tutoring sessions may help increase the reading achievement for these lower performing tutors. The preferential instruction consisted of giving adult-delivered instruction in a targeted…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency
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Burgess, Stephen R.; Sargent, Stephan; Smith, Melinda; Hill, Nancy; Morrison, Susan – Reading Improvement, 2011
Several authors have suggested that a teacher's ability to encourage a disposition to read may be linked to their personal reading habits and views of literacy. This study examined the relationship between elementary school teachers' reading habits, knowledge of children's literature, and their use of literacy best practices in the classroom. One…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Habits, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Kostewicz, Douglas E.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2010
Teachers have used the method of repeated readings to build oral reading fluency in students with and without special needs. A new fluency building intervention called interval sprinting uses shorter timing intervals (i.e., sprints) across a passage. This study used an alternating treatment design to compare repeated readings and interval…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Teaching Methods, Intervals, Repetition
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Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Bob; Kavel, Rebecca L.; Dugan, Katherine Keller – Reading Improvement, 2010
Fluent oral reading is essential for success in elementary school. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of enhanced reading fluency instruction for struggling readers. In a response-to-intervention context, the effort represented a primary intervention available to all students but provided only to those judged likely to need…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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Kolich, Eileen M. – Reading Improvement, 1988
Discusses research on direct vocabulary instruction. Suggests that instructional practices can be affected by the educator's philosophy toward teaching vocabulary, by the amount of practice afforded for building associations between words and meanings, and by the information provided for promoting "fuller" understanding of word meaning.…
Descriptors: Context Clues, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education