This study field-tested Thinking Reader in middle schools with struggling readers. Thinking Reader is a computer-supported digital text reproduction of popular trade books, embedded with research-based comprehension strategies and supports. The testing revealed that students who were taught in classrooms with the Thinking Reader made more gains on reading achievement tests than students taught comprehension strategies without Thinking Reader.
Engaging the text: Strategy instruction in a computer-supported reading environment for struggling readers
OSEP project Final Report accessed on 05/18/04.
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major-other health impairment
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speech or language impairment
multiple formats of text and notation
practice and reinforcement activities