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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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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Reading Psychology, 2018
The effectiveness of a literacy intervention program based on a joint interactive reading of informational science texts in increasing children's science vocabulary, language and literacy skills, delivered by the kindergarten teacher, was examined in 34 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Language Skills, Scientific and Technical Information
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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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Jefferson, Ruth E.; Grant, Christina E.; Sander, Janay B. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined differences in student reading outcomes. Participants were third grade non-struggling readers. Intervention classrooms included core curriculum instruction plus evidence-based reading comprehension instruction and differentiated repeated readings. Comparison classrooms provided core curriculum instruction…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, High Stakes Tests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Chiu, Ming Ming – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study explores how child and text clues were related to 31 kindergarteners' word-meaning derivation outcomes for 372 words presented in books read aloud to children. Data were analyzed using a multilevel, cross-classification, ordered logit model. Children showed no word-meaning derivation 40% of the time, indicating a need for instruction.…
Descriptors: Semantics, Young Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Kindergarten
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Pratt, Sharon M.; Martin, Anita M. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This pilot study explored two methods of eliciting beginning readers' verbalizations of their thinking when self-monitoring oral reading: video-stimulated recall and concurrent questioning. First and second graders (N = 11) were asked to explain their thinking about repetitions, attempts to self-correct, and successful self-corrects, in order to…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Video Technology, Stimuli, Questioning Techniques
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Khateb, Asaid – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study examined the orthographic transparency of Arabic by investigating the contribution of phonological awareness (PA), vocabulary, and Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) to reading vowelized and unvowelized words. The results from first and second grade children showed that PA contribution was similar in the vowelized and unvowelized…
Descriptors: Vowels, Semitic Languages, Vocabulary Development, Phonological Awareness
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Orkin, Melissa; May, Sidney; Wolf, Maryanne – Reading Psychology, 2017
This research investigated the influence of parental practices on helpless behaviors of struggling readers during homework tasks. Parents (N = 36) of elementary students reported on their children's helpless behaviors, such as task avoidance and negative affect, during homework assignments, and on the nature and frequency of their support.…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Child Relationship, Child Behavior, Language Skills
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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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Tarchi, Christian – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study explored the differential contribution of cognitive and motivational factors on the comprehension of an expository text in secondary school students. One hundred and fifty-five 7th and 8th grade students were assessed in prior knowledge, inferences, metacognition, reading motivation, topic interest, and reading comprehension of history…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Secondary School Students, Prior Learning, Grade 7
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Bippert, Kelli; Harmon, Janis – Reading Psychology, 2017
Middle schools often turn to computer-assisted reading intervention programs to improve student reading. The questions guiding this study are (a) in what ways are computer-assisted reading intervention programs utilized, and (b) what are teachers' perceptions about these intervention programs? Nineteen secondary reading teachers were interviewed…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Programs, Intervention
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – Reading Psychology, 2017
With the advent of learner-centered approaches to language learning and life skills education paradigm in psychology, language classrooms are conceived a fitting educational setting for life skills intervention. This study investigated reading strategies awareness, as a legacy of humanistic psychology and learner-centered movement, of language…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests
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McCreary, John J.; Marchant, Gregory J. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The relationship between reading and empathy was explored. Controlling for GPA and gender, reading variables were hypothesized as related to empathy; the relationship was expected to differ for males and females. For the complete sample, affective components were related to GPA but not reading. Perspective taking was related to reading…
Descriptors: Correlation, Empathy, Grade Point Average, Gender Differences
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Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Nevo, Einat – Reading Psychology, 2017
The effectiveness of a joint interactive storybook reading program delivered by class teachers to develop literacy skills is examined in Hebrew-speaking preschool and kindergarten children. Post-intervention, both groups achieved significantly higher gains in language and print concept skills than age-matched comparison groups that did not have…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Young Children, Books
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