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Donalson, Kathleen; Halsey, Pamela – Reading Improvement, 2007
This research explores struggling adolescent readers' perceptions about reading. The eight students featured in this study were enrolled in a mandatory Title I remedial reading class. The purpose of the Title I intervention class was to prepare these middle school eighth graders to successfully pass the state's criterion referenced test. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Remedial Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Ability
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Kotaman, Huseyin; Tekin, Ali Kemal; Tekin, Gokce – Reading Improvement, 2007
In Turkey, the Ministry of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of phonics method on reading acquisition in a Turkish sample; to understand what elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Phonics, Whole Language Approach, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Joseph, Laurice M.; Orlins, Andrew – Reading Improvement, 2005
This paper presents two case studies that illustrate the multiple uses of word sorts, a word study phonics technique. Case study children were Sara, a second grader, who had difficulty with reading basic words and John, a third grader, who had difficulty with spelling basic words. Multiple baseline designs were employed to study the effects of…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Word Recognition, Spelling, Case Studies
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McDaniel, Cynthia – Reading Improvement, 2002
Focuses on one elementary school/university partnership as a successful example of an America Reads partnership for a variety of reasons. Notes that this partnership exemplified much more than an "business as usual" attitude. Explores the types of "best practices" occurring on a daily basis, especially as they related to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Richards, Rhonda Taylor – Reading Improvement, 1998
Describes how standards-based technology was incorporated into the reading program of one disenchanted reader. Describes how the components from IRA-NCTE (International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English) Standard 8 (regarding technological and informational resources) were used in the construction and implementation of an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Petrucelli, Jacquelyne; Vaidya, Sheila R. – Reading Improvement, 1996
Provides a description of a visual/reading difficulty, the interventions used to circumvent learning difficulties, and the compensations used to accommodate to a regular classroom system. Suggests that students with visual deficiencies can demonstrate learning strategies and critical-thinking skills through proper diagnosis and one-to-one coaching…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes
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Simmons, Marc; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1993
Reports on a classroom management project conducted by an induction-year teacher with support from university supervisors. Notes that a functional analysis of the behavior of a 10-year-old male (receiving special education services for learning and behavior problems) combined with nonaversive intervention strategies resulted in positive outcomes…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques
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Murphy, Erroleen; McLaughlin, T. F. – Reading Improvement, 1990
Examines the effects of a tactile and kinaesthetic teaching method on the spelling performance of a special education student. Finds improved accuracy in weekly tests but modest long-term retention when tracing target words with the index finger of the dominant hand. Finds overall improved scores when tracing was combined with dictation. (KEH)
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Case Studies, Grade 4, Instructional Effectiveness