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Schirmer, Barbara R.; Schaffer, Laura; Therrien, William J.; Schirmer, Todd N. – Reading Psychology, 2016
Two studies were conducted to determine if the Reread-Adapt and Answer-Comprehend (RAAC) repeated reading fluency intervention is effective in improving the reading achievement of deaf middle school and high school students. Participants included six middle school students and eight high school students. We found consistently good comprehension…
Descriptors: Deafness, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Krach, S. Kathleen; McCreery, Michael P.; Loe, Scott A.; Jones, W. Paul – Reading Psychology, 2016
Previous research demonstrates specific relationships between personality traits and general academic performance. In addition, research studies have demonstrated relationships among personality and variables related to reading fluency (i.e. speed, accuracy, automaticity, and prosody). However, little investigation has examined specific links…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Reading Fluency
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Price, Katherine W.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Louwerse, Max M.; D'Mello, Sidney – Reading Psychology, 2016
Silent reading fluency has received limited attention in the school-based literatures across the past decade. We fill this gap by examining both oral and silent reading fluency and their relation to overall abilities in reading comprehension in fourth-grade students. Lower-level reading skills (word reading, rapid automatic naming) and vocabulary…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Schneider, Deborah; Chambers, Alex; Mather, Nancy; Bauschatz, Retina; Bauer, Meredyth; Doan, Lesli – Reading Psychology, 2016
A controlled quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate the effects of the use of MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach on participants' reading and spelling achievement. After attrition, participants included 170 students enrolled in eight second-grade classrooms (four classrooms in each school) in two public elementary schools in the southwestern…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
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Wagner, Dana L.; Espin, Christine A. – Reading Psychology, 2015
Although several different reading fluency intervention approaches appear promising for adolescents who are struggling readers, few studies have directly compared various approaches. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine the relative effects of word-oriented, fluency-oriented, comprehension-oriented, and multi-component…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students
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Shore, Jane; Sabatini, John; Lentini, Jennifer; Holtzman, Steven; McNeil, Adjua – Reading Psychology, 2015
Fluency is an essential part of skilled reading that has only recently begun to receive its deserved attention. However, programs that meaningfully engage adult learners in fluency training have not been widely explored in research. In this article, the authors describe an evidence-based adult Guided Repeated Reading program developed for…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Oral Reading
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Macaruso, Paul; Shankweiler, Donald – Reading Psychology, 2010
The simple view of reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986) proposes that listening comprehension and decoding, properly measured, can account for all of the variance in reading comprehension. We assessed the simple view in community college students. In addition to listening comprehension and decoding, we included measures of oral vocabulary, nonverbal…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Accounting, Community Colleges, College Students
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Best, Rachel M.; Floyd, Randy G.; Mcnamara, Danielle S. – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study examined the influences of reading decoding skills and world knowledge on third graders' comprehension of narrative and expository texts. Children read a narrative text and an expository text. Comprehension of each text was assessed with a free recall prompt, three cued recall prompts, and 12 multiple-choice questions. Tests from the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Grade 3, Reader Text Relationship