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Reading Is, Like, You Know, Sooooo Gross!, Mark Y. Herring Dec 2007

Reading Is, Like, You Know, Sooooo Gross!, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

“Huge Decline in Book Reading” ran one headline. “Cultural Atrophy!” read another. “Study Links Drop in Test Scores to a Decline Spent in Reading” ran one for the “Duh!” award. “Americans are Closing the Book on Reading” said one, vying for the pun-acious trophy.


Making Instructional Decisions Based On Data: What, How, And Why, Catherine Rosemary, Kouider Mokhtari, Patricia Edwards Nov 2007

Making Instructional Decisions Based On Data: What, How, And Why, Catherine Rosemary, Kouider Mokhtari, Patricia Edwards

Catherine A. Rosemary

The article offers information on the Data Analysis Framework for Instructional Decision Making. It is a student assessment tool that consists of guiding questions to assist school literacy team members in analyzing data, discussing the patterns and relationships within those data, and constructing interpretations that they can then translate into goals and action steps to improve reading and writing achievement. The three major categories of data that are considered for improving reading and writing instruction are reading performance data, professional development data, and classroom data.


To Read Or Not To Read: A Comprehensive Study Of Effective Reading And Methods Of Teaching Reading, Morgan Decker Nov 2007

To Read Or Not To Read: A Comprehensive Study Of Effective Reading And Methods Of Teaching Reading, Morgan Decker

Senior Honors Theses

The ability to read written language proficiently is an important skill in modern society; however, reading seems to be a lost art in many ways. In order to correct this problem, educators must determine the most effective method for teaching reading to elementary students. The most prominent methods include the whole language method, the phonetic method, and the balanced method. Research on the techniques, advantages, disadvantages, and case studies associated with each method indicates that the most effective method for teaching reading to elementary students is the balanced method.


Literacy Education In School : Research Perspectives From The Past, For The Future, Peter Freebody Nov 2007

Literacy Education In School : Research Perspectives From The Past, For The Future, Peter Freebody

Australian Education Review

AER 52 aims to expand our understanding of the nature of literacy at a time when public and private lives have become increasingly literacy-dependent, and literacy demands more complex and sophisticated. This review of the research literature is guided by the view that what passes for effective literacy education will differ depending on language, culture, history and the technologies of communication and knowledge production. Section 1 describes the large body of research relating to the teaching and learning of literacy that emerges from a wide range of discipline bases. It details the complexities associated with defining literacy, and it outlines ...


With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2007

With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Required reading in a Global Issues course were diversified in order to achieve four objectives: (a) increase students' interest in learning about global issues involved in textile production and trade, (b) comprehend relationships among the multifaceted issues, (c) understand conflicting interest of various stakeholders, and (d) relate this information to themselves.


Reading First Annual Report Year 3, Malinda Mary Murphy, Guy Trainin, Oren Yagil, Kristin Javorsky, Emily H. Hayden Oct 2007

Reading First Annual Report Year 3, Malinda Mary Murphy, Guy Trainin, Oren Yagil, Kristin Javorsky, Emily H. Hayden

Research and Evaluation in Literacy and Technology

Reading First is a Federal grant program aimed at improving basic literacy skills in kindergarten through third grade in schools identified as underachieving. In the third year of implementation we find that achievement in second and third grade is improving. Round two schools are moving faster than round one schools did in their first year. Gaps for most at-risk populations are decreasing, however, gaps for students in special education are actually growing. There is clear change in teacher beliefs and teacher practice that is strongly associated with changes in student achievement. Finally Reading First is having an impact beyond Reading ...


Popcorn N' Picture Books: Promoting Children's Books In Academic Libraries, Laurie Charnigo, Carley Suther Oct 2007

Popcorn N' Picture Books: Promoting Children's Books In Academic Libraries, Laurie Charnigo, Carley Suther

The Southeastern Librarian

The educational value of children’s literature is supported by a numerous body of research. Helping children to read, write, develop fluency, critical thinking skills and multicultural awareness are just a few of the essential benefits children’s books provide. During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, children’s book publishing has risen from a small publishing venture to big business. About 2,000 books were published for children in 1960. By the nineties, this number increased to 5,000 and has continued to rise. The “voluminous body of high-quality literature” published yearly makes selection by librarians difficult. As Bernice Cullinan ...


Transitioning The Struggling Reader: Evaluating The Effects Of Middle-School Direct Instruction On Traditional High-School Learning In The English Classroom, Sarah Tanner Anderson Jun 2007

Transitioning The Struggling Reader: Evaluating The Effects Of Middle-School Direct Instruction On Traditional High-School Learning In The English Classroom, Sarah Tanner Anderson

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

In this qualitative study, I investigate the academic performance of three current ninth-grade students who were tracked throughout middle school by the 1999 McGraw-Hill SRA Corrective Reading Direct Instruction program. To study their respective transitions from middle to high school, I investigate their test performance on the fifth- and eighth-grade reading and writing Virginia Standards of Learning assessments, analyze the quality of student work from sixth through ninth grades by evaluating student products and test documents, and conduct intensive interviews with students and their former and current teachers. By constructing a case-study of each student and conducting a cross-case analysis ...


Identifying Factors That Influence Academic Performance Among Adolescents With Conduct Disorder, Lisa May Quick Jun 2007

Identifying Factors That Influence Academic Performance Among Adolescents With Conduct Disorder, Lisa May Quick

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

The academic underachievement of children and adolescents diagnosed with conduct disorder is well established in the literature. However, no study to date has explored the contributions of personal and contextual variables to specific areas of academic functioning in this population. In this study measures of basic reading, reading comprehension, mathematics reasoning, and numerical operations were assessed using the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) in 63 participants with childhood onset (CO) conduct disorder and 27 participants with adolescent onset (AO) conduct disorder. Participants were enrolled in a residential treatment facility between 1998 and 2002 at the time of evaluation. A series ...


Viewing Skills & Methods Of Visually Representing, Kathie C. Morgan, Connie Mcdonald Jun 2007

Viewing Skills & Methods Of Visually Representing, Kathie C. Morgan, Connie Mcdonald

Faculty Publications and Presentations

The International Reading Association and National Council Teachers of English have recognised the importance of teaching viewing and visual representing as a means of communication amd have included it in the Standards for the English Language Arts. This presentation offers methods to address and teach those modes of communication, arguably the most used of all language arts skills for today's student.


Implementation Of A Reading Curriculum In A 6 Week Summer Enrichment Program, Katie J. Holz-Russell Apr 2007

Implementation Of A Reading Curriculum In A 6 Week Summer Enrichment Program, Katie J. Holz-Russell

All Regis University Theses

In this research project, the author presents an enrichment curriculum that will be implemented in the Denver Summerbridge 6 week summer school program. Denver public school students choose to attend this program because they are seeking academic enrichment during the summer. They seek enrichment from Denver Summerbridge because most supplementary programs at their home schools focus on closing the achievement gap and increasing standardized test scores, rather than offering a structured enrichment program for gifted students. The curriculum presented in Chapter 4 provides a framework for a 9th grade literacy classroom. The author attempted to strike a balance between reviewing ...


Diagnosing Reading Strategies: Paraphrase Recognition, Chutima Boonthum Apr 2007

Diagnosing Reading Strategies: Paraphrase Recognition, Chutima Boonthum

Computer Science Theses & Dissertations

Paraphrase recognition is a form of natural language processing used in tutoring, question answering, and information retrieval systems. The context of the present work is an automated reading strategy trainer called iSTART (Interactive Strategy Trainer for Active Reading and Thinking). The ability to recognize the use of paraphrase—a complete, partial, or inaccurate paraphrase; with or without extra information—in the student's input is essential if the trainer is to give appropriate feedback. I analyzed the most common patterns of paraphrase and developed a means of representing the semantic structure of sentences. Paraphrases are recognized by transforming sentences into ...


The Relationship Between Oral Reading Fluency And Comprehension, Jessica A. Talada Feb 2007

The Relationship Between Oral Reading Fluency And Comprehension, Jessica A. Talada

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Oral reading fluency and reading comprehension are identified as components in effectively gaining meaning from text. A reciprocal relationship exists between the two that allows one to comprehend more thoroughly as one reads more fluently. Additionally, as one reads more fluently, one’s ability to comprehend also improves. This is due to the fact that one’s brain is more capable in processing text meaning when one is able to read fluently. Therefore, when one automatically identifies words one is able to comprehend text more completely. The oral reading fluency and comprehension relationship was tested for a second and third ...


It's Not Just About Speed: The Role Of Prosody In Reading Fluency Instruction, Kathy Kersul-Wiener Jan 2007

It's Not Just About Speed: The Role Of Prosody In Reading Fluency Instruction, Kathy Kersul-Wiener

Kathy Kersul-Wiener

With direct instruction in elements of prosody, teachers can see improvements in assessment scores, as well as hearing better readers who understand that reading isn't just about reading fast.


What Adolescents Are Reading And What Their Teachers Are Not: Between The Deformed Discourse And Disdain Of The Graphic Novel, Philip R. Fitzsimmons Jan 2007

What Adolescents Are Reading And What Their Teachers Are Not: Between The Deformed Discourse And Disdain Of The Graphic Novel, Philip R. Fitzsimmons

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

It was only at the beginning of this year that I realised that I had spent all of my teaching and research life talking with children under the age of twelve years, and even within this group it was mostly with children under six. While I had come to understand a great deal about literacy acquisition (Geekie, Cambourne and Fitzsimmons 1999) and elementary school reading development (Harris, Turbill, Fitzsimmons and McKenzie 2001), as my own teenage daughter constantly reminded me, all I knew was ‘ankle-biter speak’. Determined to change this, I began working with a group of students in a ...


Effect Of Increased Academic Tone On Reading Achievement Of Sixth Grade Students With Disabilities, Brandi E. Walker Jan 2007

Effect Of Increased Academic Tone On Reading Achievement Of Sixth Grade Students With Disabilities, Brandi E. Walker

The Corinthian

This study investigated the effect of increased academic time on reading achievement of sixth grade students with varying mild disabilities (n=15) and compar~ their results to a control group (n=18). After receiving a year of intensive reading intervention, the experimental group scored better on the reading section of Georgia's Criterion Referenced Competency Test (M = 324, SD= 28) than the controls (M = 316, SD= 25). ANCOVA was statistically significant. The effect size was .33. The boys in the experimental group (M = 338, SD = 28) outscored the girls (M = 304, SD = 9). One way of increasing achievement of middle ...


Working Memory Cross-Modal Binding And Decoding Ability In Children In The First And Second Grades, Eduardo Sanchez Jan 2007

Working Memory Cross-Modal Binding And Decoding Ability In Children In The First And Second Grades, Eduardo Sanchez

Doctoral Dissertations

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The Effect Of Optimistic Explanatory Style Instruction On The Explanatory Style, Reading Self Efficacy, Reading Resilience And Reading Performance Of Third-Fifth Grade Students With Learning Disabilities, Melba Rhodes-Stanford Jan 2007

The Effect Of Optimistic Explanatory Style Instruction On The Explanatory Style, Reading Self Efficacy, Reading Resilience And Reading Performance Of Third-Fifth Grade Students With Learning Disabilities, Melba Rhodes-Stanford

Doctoral Dissertations

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Does Intensive Reading Interventions Cause Alienation In Ninth Grade High School Students?, Allan Lee Aab Jan 2007

Does Intensive Reading Interventions Cause Alienation In Ninth Grade High School Students?, Allan Lee Aab

Theses Digitization Project

The objective of this research was to determine if students who are enrolled in intensive reading intervention classes due to limited reading and comprehension skill, experience greater alienation than students not enrolled in these classes. Ninth and tenth grade students from March Valley School, a small alternative high school in Moreno Valley, CA participated in this study.


Effects Of Computerized Storybooks On Early Literacy Development Of Preschool Children With Weak Self-Regulation Skills, Nora E. Land Jan 2007

Effects Of Computerized Storybooks On Early Literacy Development Of Preschool Children With Weak Self-Regulation Skills, Nora E. Land

Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the effectiveness of two universally designed methods of instruction, teacher-mediated small group reading and individual use of an electronic book with limited teacher interaction, for preschool children who have been identified as having poor behavioral self-regulation. The sample consisted of 18 preschool children enrolled in an urban Head Start program. The children ranged in age from 43 months to 65 months. Children's measures included the Child Temperament and Personality Questionnaire-Short Form (CTPQ-SF), Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT),Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschoolers (PALS-PreK) - the Print and Word Awareness subtest, an expressive vocabulary posttest, and a ...


Does Success For All Impact Reading Achievement Of Students With Learning Disabilities?, Stacey Smith-Davis Jan 2007

Does Success For All Impact Reading Achievement Of Students With Learning Disabilities?, Stacey Smith-Davis

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation seeks an answer to the question: "Will students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through the Success For All reading program demonstrate higher reading achievement on selected reading assessments (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and the Qualitative Reading Inventory-3) than the students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through other reading programs?" Determining the impact of the Success For All reading program on reading assessment scores will add to the research about effective reading instruction methods for use with students with learning disabilities. The target population of this study was third grade students with learning ...


An Exploration Of The Impact Of Picture Book Illustrations On The Comprehension Skills And Vocabulary Development Of Emergent Readers, Judy Lavender Nicholas Jan 2007

An Exploration Of The Impact Of Picture Book Illustrations On The Comprehension Skills And Vocabulary Development Of Emergent Readers, Judy Lavender Nicholas

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The formal instruction process of teaching reading to emergent and beginning readers needs to incorporate a much more multimodal approach. People today, not only in America but in many other countries as well, are more graphically oriented than any other generation has ever been. Children in our society expect to experience pictures and images in almost everything they encounter. This graphic orientation needs to be taken advantage of and incorporated into the educational process in ways that can be beneficial to the learning environments of children in our schools. Reading programs need to forego one-dimensional teaching methods and learn how ...


A Study Examining The Impact Of Scaffolding Young Children's Acquisition Of Literacy In Primary Grades, Judith Rollins Burch Jan 2007

A Study Examining The Impact Of Scaffolding Young Children's Acquisition Of Literacy In Primary Grades, Judith Rollins Burch

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This case study explores the implementation of scaffolding in literacy learning in a first grade classroom setting. The complexities and nuisances of scaffolding present in the elementary school classroom context during reading and writing instruction are examined. Ten first graders, five from a pilot study an five from the case study, are followed in reading and writing in a public school classroom. Themes indicate that students in lower elementary grades benefit from reading and writing instruction that include the following strategic elements: 1) leveled predictable texts; 2) small group guided reading and writing instruction; 3) systematic, strategic instruction based upon ...


An Investigation Of The Impact Of The Success For All Whole-School Reform Model On The Elementary School Proficiency Assessment And The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In An Urban District, Winston D. Jackson Jan 2007

An Investigation Of The Impact Of The Success For All Whole-School Reform Model On The Elementary School Proficiency Assessment And The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In An Urban District, Winston D. Jackson

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Professional Development In Reading First Ohio: Comparison Of Four Methods Of Professional Development Delivery, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos, Russell Brown, Leann Krosnick, Lisa Lenhart, Tania Jarosewich, John Savery, James Salzman, Linda Collins Dec 2006

Professional Development In Reading First Ohio: Comparison Of Four Methods Of Professional Development Delivery, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos, Russell Brown, Leann Krosnick, Lisa Lenhart, Tania Jarosewich, John Savery, James Salzman, Linda Collins

Catherine A. Rosemary

No abstract provided.