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Read Like Me: An Intervention for Struggling Readers

School of Teaching and Learning, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77304, USA
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(3), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10030057
Received: 7 February 2020 / Revised: 20 February 2020 / Accepted: 21 February 2020 / Published: 4 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reading Fluency)
The current study reports on a reading intervention method titled Read Like Me. The intervention utilizes a stacked approach of research-based methods, including reading aloud, assisted reading, and repeated reading. The student involved was a second-grade boy reading below grade level who was identified as dyslexic and diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Using a single-case experimental design, the intervention was monitored in four phases, including a baseline, intervention coupled with regular schooling, intervention only, and a return to baseline. The results indicated that the intervention combined with regular schooling improved his reading expression and rate and also his decoding skills, word knowledge, and reading comprehension. In conclusion, the authors offer Read Like Me as one more intervention that may be a viable option for teachers in their effort to support developing readers. View Full-Text
Keywords: struggling readers; reading intervention; reading fluency; reading comprehension struggling readers; reading intervention; reading fluency; reading comprehension
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Young, C.; Lagrone, S.; McCauley, J. Read Like Me: An Intervention for Struggling Readers. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 57.

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