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Weber, Rose-Marie – Reading Psychology, 2018
The schwa sound, as the most frequent in English, is a near constant in words of three syllables or longer in academic texts. As linguistic research has shown, it characteristically recurs in rhythmic alternation with stressed syllables, contributing to a word's distinctive sound shape. The location of strong stress and therefore schwa is often…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Phonemes, Spelling, Language Rhythm
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Young, Chase; Ortlieb, Evan – Reading Psychology, 2018
This article describes how secondary teachers might implement readers theater in their classrooms. In addition to reading fluency, this five-day format also explicitly targets reading comprehension and vocabulary. Each day of the week requires students to engage in various activities aimed to develop diverse components of reading as well as…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Klvacek, Michelle L.; Monroe, Eula Ewing; Wilcox, Brad; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Morrison, Timothy G. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This article describes how one second-grade teacher implemented Follow the Reader, her term for dyad reading. Common Core expects students to read increasingly complex texts. Teachers can implement dyad reading with this end in mind. It is a modified version of the neurological impress method in which a lead reader and an assisted reader sit side…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Difficulty Level
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Sadoski, Mark; McTigue, Erin M.; Paivio, Allan – Reading Psychology, 2012
In this article we present a detailed Dual Coding Theory (DCT) model of decoding. The DCT model reinterprets and subsumes The LaBerge and Samuels (1974) model of the reading process which has served well to account for decoding behaviors and the processes that underlie them. However, the LaBerge and Samuels model has had little to say about…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Theories, Models, Comparative Analysis
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Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Reading Psychology, 2012
This article describes a 2-year exploratory research study of alphabet knowledge instruction in 13 kindergarten classrooms in four at-risk urban schools. Based on insights for teaching from five evidence-based advantages that influence acquisition of letter names and sounds, instruction of letter names and sounds was enhanced to increase students'…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Discovery Learning, Reading Research, Longitudinal Studies
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McMaster, Kristen L.; Parker, David; Jung, Pyung-Gang – Reading Psychology, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to describe how Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) for beginning writers might be used within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. First, we describe CBM, and review research on CBM for beginning writers. Next, we discuss how CBM for beginning writers might fit within RTI, including use for universal screening…
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Grade 1, At Risk Students, Identification
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Nokes, Jeffery D. – Reading Psychology, 2010
In spite of calls for increased literacy instruction in secondary content classes, there appears to be little change in practice. One reason for this may be that content area literacy courses inadequately prepared teachers to teach literacy skills specific to their content area. This article describes a program that embeds content area literacy…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Literacy Education, Content Area Reading
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McTigue, Erin M.; Slough, Scott W. – Reading Psychology, 2010
Within this article, we introduce our conception of text accessibility. First, we synthesize recent research on informational text quality and present key attributes proven to contribute to comprehension of science texts beyond the readability formula. These features include (a) the concreteness of text, (b) the voice of the author, (c) coherent…
Descriptors: Readability Formulas, Science Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Pozzer-Ardenghi, Lilian; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Reading Psychology, 2010
In the social studies of science, visuals and graphical representations are theorized by means of the concept of inscription, a term that denotes all representations other than text inscribed in some medium including graphs, tables, photographs, and equations. Inscriptions constitute an intrinsic and integral part of scientific practice; their…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Graphs, Science Instruction, Illustrations
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Duplechain, Rosalind; Reigner, Ronald; Packard, Abbot – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study explored the relationship between childhood traumatic exposure, such as violence and loss of a significant other, and reading achievement. With a sample of 163 urban elementary children (grades 2-5), the impact of traumatic events on 3 years of reading scores was examined. Results suggested that violence exposure had an adverse effect…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Reading Achievement, Violence, Urban Areas
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O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E. – Reading Psychology, 2007
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) be developed for each child that receives special education services. To develop the most effective IEP, information is gathered from everyone who has worked with the child. In many schools the child receives early intervention services prior to…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Disabilities, Special Education, Reading Failure
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Margolis, Howard; McCabe, Patrick P. – Reading Psychology, 2006
Many schools mandate that teachers use scripted lessons and specific reading programs. To minimize the many problems that such instructional inflexibility can create for struggling readers, this article describes five principles of motivation and shows how teachers can apply these principles with struggling readers within the framework of mandated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
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Robinson, Richard – Reading Psychology, 2005
William S. Gray is considered by many literacy authorities today to have been the premier reading educator of the last century. He was most noted for his extensive research and writing in many aspects of literacy. The following interview with Gray was originally published in "School and Community," a Missouri state teachers' journal, in 1949.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Interviews, Researchers
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Carreker, Suzanne H.; Swank, Paul R.; Tillman-Dowdy, Lynn; Neuhaus, Graham F.; Monfils, Mary Jo; Montemayor, Mary Lou; Johnson, Paul – Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly, 2005
First and second grade public school teachers were trained through interactive video-conferencing to implement "Language Enrichment," an Orton-Gillingham-based literacy instruction. The effectiveness of the linguistically informed training was demonstrated by documenting the longitudinal third grade reading comprehension achievement of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Inservice Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Language Enrichment
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Margolis, Howard; Mccabe, Patrick – Reading Psychology an international quarterly, 2004
Struggling readers often fail to complete homework or complete it in a slipshod, haphazard fashion. Often, this adversely affects grades, erodes motivation for academics, and causes conflict between readers, parents, and school personnel. To help teachers and educational consultants (e.g., reading specialists, school psychologists) help struggling…
Descriptors: Epistemology, School Psychologists, Reading Consultants, Homework
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