Reading Strategy Interventions: Can Literacy Outcomes Be Enhanced for At-Risk Adolescents?

Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D.; Woodruff, Susan K.; Hock, Michael F.; Buigren, Janis A.; Lenz, B. Keith
January 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p64
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the reading course for intervening reading performances of students with disabilities and at-risk students. The intervention is aimed at reducing the performance gap between what the students are expected to achieve and what their actual performance are. The course contains a pretest, an instructional sequence, and a post test after the course. Eventually, this instructional method will help avoid students discouragement and disengagement form school. The study shows that the reading course is effective in reducing the performance gaps. However, the study recommends that further research is needed to determine whether the reading course can indeed close the performance gap.


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