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Batur, Zekerya – Reading Improvement, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate the perception levels of the messages of didactic fiction texts in fictive context and the student's perception levels of these messages. 80 students attending the grades of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th--20 from each grade--are randomly selected as participants. Under the supervision of specialists, six fictive…
Descriptors: Fiction, Text Structure, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Arens, Karla; Gove, Mary K.; Abate, Ron – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research suggests that oral reading fluency frees up working memory so readers can focus on the meaning of a text, but traditional instruction in oral reading can be problematic in classrooms with students at different reading levels. Differentiating instruction, providing motivation to practice, as well as timely corrective feedback are practical…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Akins, M.; Tichenor, M.; Heins, E.; Piechura, K. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research stresses the importance of teachers' competency in children's literature to produce successful readers (Burgess et al., 2011; Collins & Safford, 2008; Cremin et al., 2009). Teachers' competency in children's literature includes the knowledge of quality authors and their texts and the ability of teachers to discuss multiple genres.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Familiarity, Teacher Competencies
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Smith, Ann Marie; Salgado, Yolanda – Reading Improvement, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to investigate how an English language arts teacher used young adult literature to help English language learners improve English and literacy comprehension. Through the lens of Anzaldua's (2007) "borderlands", and Rolon-Dow's (2005) "critical care", the authors analyze the case study…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 6, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Bellon-Harn, Monica L.; Smith, Danielle J.; Dockens, Ashley L.; Manchaiah, Vinaya; Azios, Jamie H. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Problem: Although many young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are intellectually capable of pursuing college degrees, a high percentage either do not enroll in or do not graduate from two-year or four-year institutions. Online student support services may uniquely support the higher education goals of this population. Understanding…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Readability
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Sargent, Stephan; Ferrell, Jim; Smith, Melinda; Scroggins, John – Reading Improvement, 2018
This study examined the outcome expectancy beliefs (beliefs in one's ability to impact students' reading development) of secondary teachers in their content area who were not trained in literacy pedagogy. Results of the study reveal that many in-service secondary teachers lag in reading outcome expectancy beliefs (RTOE).
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Beliefs
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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Dembek, Ginny A.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Learners at-risk for disabilities in the classroom often require explicit instruction and practice to master skills. Problem solving involves skills that students encounter in every subject area during the school day. The development of problem solving interventions such as Talk Aloud Problem Solving (TAPS) came from a need to help students with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to define the effect of the juvenile fiction on secondary school students' reading skills. In the study; 6th grade students', reading juvenile fiction, attitudes to reading, reading speed, comprehension ability of what is read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Fiction
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Akar, Cuneyt – Reading Improvement, 2017
The current study has been conducted to improve the reading disability of the subject "F" who is a 3rd grade primary school student. The study consists of detection, diagnosis and treatment stages and is an "action research" in line with qualitative research design. The Informal Reading Inventory was used to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Difficulties
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This qualitative study explores preservice teachers' experiences in a service-learning literacy tutoring program offered at a university with children in grades one through eight. This study examines briefly the history of literacy centers and service-learning, the specific instructional tutoring methods employed by preservice teachers connected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professionalism, Tutoring, Literacy
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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties
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Keyes, Starr E.; Jacobs, Janet; Bornhorst, RaNae; Gibson, Lenwood, Jr.; Vostal, Brooks R. – Reading Improvement, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a supplemental repeated reading intervention delivered through a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program on the oral reading fluency (ORF) and generalization of second-grade students who were at risk for reading failure. Four African American students and one multiracial student in…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Generalization, Urban Schools
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research study examined the values and perceptions of prospective teachers relative to a series of issues in what has become known as the New Literacies, the way youngsters read, seek information, and react to it through use of new technologies. The findings of this research reveal significant differences between female and male prospective…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multiple Literacies, Student Teacher Attitudes, Demography
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Wilson, D. Reece – Reading Improvement, 2017
Programs that promote family literacy, as defined by Hannon (2003), are "programs to teach literacy that acknowledge and make use of learners' family relationships and engagement in family literacy practices." Why are such programs important for young learners? According to Livingston and Wirt (2003), children who have homes with books,…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Disadvantaged Schools
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