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Allington, Richard L.; McGill-Franzen, Anne; Camilli, Gregory; Williams, Lunetta; Graff, Jennifer; Zeig, Jacqueline; Zmach, Courtney; Nowak, Rhonda – Reading Psychology, 2010
Much research has established the contribution of summer reading setback to the reading achievement gap that is present between children from more and less economically advantaged families. Likewise, summer reading activity, or the lack of it, has been linked to summer setback. Finally, family socioeconomic status has been linked to the access…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Neighborhoods, Low Income Groups, Reading Achievement
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Macaruso, Paul; Walker, Adelaide – Reading Psychology, 2008
We examined the benefits of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) as a supplement to a phonics-based reading curriculum for kindergartners in an urban public school system. The CAI program provides systematic exercises in phonological awareness and letter-sound correspondences. Comparisons were made between children in classes receiving a sufficient…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Phonological Awareness, Pretests Posttests
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Maslanka, Phyllis; Joseph, Laurice M. – Reading Psychology, 2002
Examines the differential effects of sound boxes and sound sort phonological awareness instructional techniques on preschoolers' phonological awareness performance. Finds that children in the sound box group significantly outperformed children in the sound sort group on isolating medial sounds and segmenting phonemes. Reveals that preschool…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research