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Noltemeyer, Amity L.; Joseph, Laurice M.; Kunesh, Claire E. – Reading Improvement, 2013
This study examined the effects of a phonics supplemental small group instructional approach for improving kindergartners' word reading skills. Six kindergarten students from one primary school were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Each group participated in a phonics condition as well as a control condition. Data were examined using visual…
Descriptors: Phonics, Small Group Instruction, Kindergarten, Word Recognition
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Ates, Seyit – Reading Improvement, 2013
In the present study, it was aimed to explore effects of repeated reading fluency intervention with performance based feedback on a student with reading difficulty. In the research, it was studied with a student having reading difficulties determined prior to intervention. During the intervention which lasted 38 hours, the activities including…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Fluency, Performance Based Assessment, Feedback (Response)
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Kindle, Karen J. – Reading Improvement, 2013
Shared reading is a common practice in preschool classrooms and is purported to develop oral language, print concepts, and listening comprehension. The actual practice of reading aloud differed greatly among observed classrooms resulting in variations in potential positive effects. This study examines the potential effects of professional…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Faculty Development, Interaction
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Kotaman, Huseyin – Reading Improvement, 2013
The current study assessed the impact of parents' dialogical storybook reading on their children's receptive vocabulary and reading attitudes. Forty parents and their preschoolers participated in the study. Parents were randomly assigned to experimental or control groups. The experimental group received dialogical storybook reading training.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Attitudes, Young Children, Story Reading
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Lewis-Lancaster, Amity; Reisener, Carmen – Reading Improvement, 2013
In this article, school based interventions for reading are examined. A recent trend in academic intervention has been to utilize the method of brief experimental analysis (BEA) in order to select intervention components. This method allows for the direct comparison of two or more interventions in a quick, efficient manner. The goal of brief…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Fluency, Intervention, African American Students
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2012
The reading curriculum receives more attention than any other academic discipline. It is true that individuals engage in much reading in school subjects such as word problems in mathematics as well as reading numerals and symbols, science content in doing experiments and demonstrations, social studies with its emphasis upon diverse social science…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Best Practices, Reading Motivation
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Holm, Daniel – Reading Improvement, 2012
Adults and children around the world are actively engaged in making the environment a better place. Their efforts include recycling, adopting whales and acres of the rain forest, as well as, cleaning up after oil spills and revitalizing eco-systems. This caring for the environment is what is defined in this article as "environmental empathy in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caring, Empathy, Environmental Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2012
The writer, serving as university supervisor of student teachers in the public schools for thirty years, assessed pupil listening quality in observational visits made. The art of listening definitely needs improvement and teachers, regardless of academic subject matter taught, must aid pupils in listening achievement. Good listening habits are…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Integrated Curriculum, Student Teachers, Listening Skills
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2012
In this essay I pose questions to literacy teacher educators and classroom teachers to inspire them to review their epistemological beliefs about teaching, learning, and knowledge. I also provide some history of transdisciplinarity, and introduce readers to "Miss Smith", a composite of five middle school teachers who hold a transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Educators, Grade 8, Middle School Teachers
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Reglin, Gary; Cameron, Horace; Losike-Sedimo, Nonofo – Reading Improvement, 2012
This study determined the effectiveness of a parent support intervention to improve parental involvement and students' scores in reading. During the past 4 years (2006-2010), the students' seventh-grade reading scores at the study site on the state end-of-grade (EOG) reading test declined from 71.1% to 28.1%, which represented a decrease of 43.0%…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Tests, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Kent, Andrea M.; Simpson, Jennifer L. – Reading Improvement, 2012
Teachers can use literature written for the young adolescent as a powerful tool for establishing and enhancing the community in the classroom that is arguably a necessity for learning to occur. In order for the young adolescent to be successful in the school classroom, a shared sense of community must exist. The students must feel connected to,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Early Adolescents, Classroom Environment, Reading
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2012
When being a student in grade school as well as in high school (1934-1946), grammar was heavily emphasized in English/language arts classes, particularly in grades four through the senior year in high school. Evidently, teachers and school administrators then saw a theoretical way to assist pupils in writing achievement. Grammar and writing were…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, English Instruction, Grammar, Writing Instruction
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Dean, Milanda Jackson; Dyal, Allen; Wright, James V.; Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Austin, Sheila – Reading Improvement, 2012
Reading coaches have become a strategic tool to impact student achievement in elementary schools. Understanding the effectiveness and the necessity of coaches is critical as schools are facing greater accountability. Are reading coaches impacting student achievement scores effectively and are they necessary within today's elementary school? This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools, Principals, Urban Schools
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Miller, Harry B. – Reading Improvement, 2012
Most of us recall with pain the unpleasant experiences associated with the teacher's announcement that we would once again initiate a unit of learning designed to both widen and deepen our knowledge of the words of our language. This was said to establish the foundation for all of our future academic pursuits. A strong vocabulary was said to be a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading, Vocabulary, Students
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Reading Improvement, 2012
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: Literacy Education, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Multiple Literacies
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