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Campbell, Laurie O.; Sutter, Claudia C.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Students' reading losses during the summer are a concern for schools in the United States. The purpose of this investigation was to examine fourth grade students' (N = 5,113) reading development over the summer. The results indicated that students in the lowest two quartiles made achievement gains over summer while these same students evidenced…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Van Allen, Jennifer; Zygouris-Coe, Vassiliki – Reading Psychology, 2019
Employees in the twenty-first century must be equipped to effectively process information from print and online sources; yet, many students struggle with online research and comprehension skills, making them ill-prepared in college and careers. Utilizing a qualitative exploratory case study design, this study describes how a fourth-grade teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Internet, Inquiry
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Hayden, Emily; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Trainin, Guy – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study examined how comprehension-based silent reading rate (CBSRR) is affected by grade, genre, and text position. Second and fourth graders read 2 grade-specific passages (one narrative, one informational) in 4 sections, each followed by 4 comprehension questions. Analyses of rate with a criterion level of comprehension showed higher…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Graves, Michael F.; Ringstaff, Cathy; Li, Linlin; Flynn, Kylie – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study examined the effects of three trials of a one-semester program designed to teach word learning strategies. Together, the three trials included 320 fourth- and fifth-grade students from diverse backgrounds. Trial 1 showed that the program significantly increased students? scores on an experimenter-designed test. Trial 2 again showed that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Strategies, Vocabulary, Grade 4
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Li, Dan; Beecher, Constance; Cho, Byeong-Young – Reading Psychology, 2018
Being proficient in independently reading and writing complex informational text has become a need for college and career success. While there is a great deal of agreement on the importance of the reading of informational text in early grades and teachers are encouraged to increase amount of the reading of informational text in early grades, few…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Smith, Hiawatha D.; Miller, Samuel D. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study evaluated the reading and motivational profiles of 187, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who failed their state-mandated reading assessment. Students completed reading assessments and the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire. Overall, student performances were below grade-level expectations, with the greatest discrepancy occurring between…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Seipel, Ben; Carlson, Sarah E.; Clinton, Virginia E. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine moment-by-moment fluctuations in text comprehension processing and determine how and when poor and good comprehenders differ. To do so, we reanalyzed a dataset of think-aloud protocols from 138 intermediate elementary students. Both good and poor comprehenders used a variety of processing strategies when…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Text Structure, Reading Comprehension, Reader Text Relationship
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Moser, Gary P.; Morrison, Timothy G.; Wilcox, Brad – Reading Psychology, 2017
A quasi-experimental study examined effects of a 10-week word structure intervention with fourth-grade students. During daily 10-15-minute practice periods, students worked individually with mobile apps focused on specific aspects of word identification. Pre- and post-treatment assessments showed no differences in rate and accuracy of oral reading…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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Schimmel, Naomi; Ness, Molly – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study examined the effects of reading mode (oral and silent) and text genre (narrative and expository) on fourth graders' reading comprehension. While controlling for prior reading ability of 48 participants, we measured comprehension. Using a repeated measured design, data were analyzed using analysis of covariance, paired t-tests, and…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Repaskey, Lisa L.; Schumm, Jeanne; Johnson, Jacqueline – Reading Psychology, 2017
This investigation focused on elementary-aged (first and fourth grade) children's individual preferences for narrative and expository text and perceptions of what their same-aged peers would like to read. Preferences and perceptions of text were examined through the lenses of social constructivist and engaged reading theories. The overall purpose…
Descriptors: Preferences, Grade 1, Grade 4, Gender Differences
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Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe upper elementary students' understandings of four graphical devices that frequently occur in social studies texts: captioned images, maps, tables, and timelines. Using verbal protocol data collection procedures, we collected information on students' metacognitive processes when they were explicitly asked to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Visual Literacy, Layout (Publications), Maps
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Taha, Haitham – Reading Psychology, 2016
The parallels between reading and spelling skills in Arabic were tested. One-hundred forty-three native Arab students, with typical reading development, from second, fourth, and sixth grades were tested with reading, spelling and orthographic decision tasks. The results indicated a full parallel between the reading and spelling performances within…
Descriptors: Reading, Spelling, Semitic Languages, Grade 2
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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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Mitchell, Rebekkah J.; Morrison, Timothy G.; Feinauer, Erika; Wilcox, Brad; Black, Sharon – Reading Psychology, 2016
A quasi-experimental study examined some effects of cross-age tutoring on fourth grade tutors' and second grade tutees' ability to spell accurately and correct errors on their own rough drafts. Half of the participating tutors were trained in tutoring skills; half were not. All participants were given pre- and post-assessments. On dictated writing…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Grade 4, Grade 2, Spelling
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Reading Psychology, 2016
This research explores the impact of accuracy and meaning maintaining miscues on the comprehension of complex texts. The issue is explored through fourth graders' readings and retellings. Two types of reading behaviors are examined: (a) portions of text read with no miscues, and (b) portions of text read with meaning-maintaining miscues. Findings…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Miscue Analysis, Scientific Literacy, Reading Comprehension
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