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Liang, Lauren Aimonette; Peterson, Cheryl A.; Graves, Michael F. – Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly, 2005
This instructional study investigated the effects of two approaches to fostering elementary students' comprehension of literature. Participants were 54 third-grade students in 2 classrooms in a linguistic and culturally diverse, urban elementary school. Students read two folktales, receiving a Scaffolded Reading Experience (SRE) unit with one…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension
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Kurby, Christopher A.; Britt, M. Anne; Magliano, Joseph P. – Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly, 2005
This study examined the extent to which readers integrate information from related texts as a function of both top-down evaluation processes and bottom-up resonance. In Experiment 1, participants read and recalled ambiguous texts about events that were preceded by a descriptive text (primer) of the event. Participants' recall of the ambiguous…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Recall (Psychology), Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes
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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