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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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McCown, Margaret Averill; Thomason, Gina B. – Reading Improvement, 2014
With the increased emphasis on informational text with Common Core State Standards and the difficulty many students have with this type of text, this study examined the effects of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) on informational text comprehension and metacognitive awareness of fifth grade students. Participating students included a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Uchiyama, Takumi – Reading Improvement, 2011
Concern has been expressed about teaching English to the fifth- and the sixth graders in the public schools of Japan. There appears to be an insufficiency of materials as well as anxiety among teachers who must instruct these grades. Story telling may be an important step for developing English competence. The current study replicated the work of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Eilers, Linda H.; Pinkley, Christine – Reading Improvement, 2006
Reading comprehension instruction in many classrooms focuses on teacher-generated questions which actually measure comprehension of specific text rather than developing metacognitive strategies for comprehending all text. Explicit instruction in the metacognitive strategies of making text connections, predicting, and sequencing, was evaluated for…
Descriptors: Inferences, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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Lucido, Frank; McEachern, William – Reading Improvement, 2000
Examines the English reading scores of a group of primary aged children in South Texas being educated in a dual language program (Spanish and English). Finds that balanced language development (equal competence in all areas of the two languages) does not have a negative influence on reading comprehension in English. Finds that the more balanced…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Little, Queenie; Richards, Rhonda Taylor – Reading Improvement, 2000
Describes how a sixth-grade teacher modified the reciprocal teaching strategy to use with a group of struggling readers. Describes implementing the strategy, reviews data on effectiveness with her students, and recommends modifications for students engaged in silent reading. (SR)
Descriptors: Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Reading Comprehension
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Flynn, Linda L.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1995
Investigates how metaphor influences a reader's ability to recall information about new concepts, assimilate new concepts into existing conceptual structures, and accommodate new concepts by creating new conceptual structures. Offers support for metaphor as an instructional device for formal reasoners. Suggests that metaphor may interfere with…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Metaphors
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Milligan, Jerry L.; Berg, Herbert – Reading Improvement, 1992
Assesses the effectiveness of whole language instruction over the course of a school year. Finds that middle and low progressing experimental subjects and experimental males at each of three ability levels attained significantly higher mean scores on a cloze test than did their counterparts in the control group (who used basals). (RS)
Descriptors: Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness, Primary Education, Reading Achievement
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Dewalt, Mark; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1993
Investigates the relationship between type of reading instruction and reading comprehension. Uses predictor variables including IQ, group, race, and comprehension pretest score to predict comprehension score. Finds that the dependent variable was not significantly related to method of reading instruction, and there was no interaction effect…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Intelligence Quotient, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Richardson, Maurine V.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1993
Explains a strategy to improve comprehension and self-confidence in the at-risk reader. Notes that the method--The Image Format--has six steps that are interactive and interdependent. Finds that the results of the technique is self-repeated expansion of comprehension and self-confidence. Provides instruction on design, teacher use, and student…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Imagery, Instructional Effectiveness
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Casteel, Clifton A. – Reading Improvement, 1993
Evaluates the effectiveness of "sidenotes" designed to improve reading comprehension and foster self-independence among poor-ability eighth-grade readers. Finds no significant effect associated with basal reading passages containing "sidenotes." (RS)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Grade 8, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Thornton, Mary M. – Reading Improvement, 1992
Describes an advanced reading course at Mississippi State University that is designed to increase vocabulary, comprehension, and reading rate. Notes that unteaching reading habits necessary to beginner's instruction is a large part of increasing students' effective reading rate. Presents student performance statistics. (RS)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension
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Pershey, Monica Gordon – Reading Improvement, 1998
Finds that first graders who received direct instruction in awareness of four pragmatic language functions (heuristic, imaginative, regulatory, and personal) evidenced greater recognition and awareness of these functions in narrative than did uninstructed children. Implies that it is useful to cultivate such pragmatic awareness to promote…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness, Narration, Primary Education
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Masten, William G.; Stacks, James R.; Priest, Billie R.; Vitale, Michael R.; Scott, Barbara J. – Reading Improvement, 1999
Assesses effectiveness of intervention exercises in the use of textbook comprehension strategies on middle school teacher endorsement of instructional adaptations. Finds trained teachers would use significantly more strategies. (NH)
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle School Teachers
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O'Mallan, Rosa P.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1993
Examines comprehension and summary writing skills of fifth-grade Chamorro students in Guam who received instruction in the Guided Reading Procedure with an added summarizing step. Suggests that additional teacher instruction is needed to improve student understanding of the content area material. (NH)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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